When is Veterans Day 2017?

Veterans Day History and Date

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Veterans Day always falls on November 11. Learn the true meaning of Veterans Day and its important history. 

What is Veterans Day?

Veterans Day, a U.S. federal holiday, is a time to honor and thank those who are serving or have served in the military and are still with us.

Note that Veterans Day is different than Memorial Day, which is a day to reflect and remember those who lost their lives in service to their country.

On Veterans Day, think about how you can show a veteran extra appreciation. Attend a Veterans Day parade or event in your area. Ask a veteran about their service and really listen. Visit a VA hospital. Display the flag to salute our veterans! See how to properly display the American Flag.

In Canada, November 11 is called Remembrance Day. This day, similar to Memorial Day, honors veterans who have died in service to their country.

When is Veterans Day?

Year Veterans Day
2017 Saturday, November 11
2018 Sunday, November 11
2019 Monday, November 11

Veterans Day History

Originally called Armistice Day, commemorating the signing of the agreement that ended World War I at 11:00 A.M., November 11, 1918, this federal holiday was changed to Veterans Day in 1954. At that time, it became a day to honor all the men and women who have served in the armed forces of the United States. Each year, special ceremonies are held at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

Consider spending some time online learning more about our nation’s veterans:

  • The Great War Society has developed a Web site devoted to World War I educational materials.
  • The World War II Memorial celebrates the victory of “the greatest generation” with a design that uses moving water to harmonize with its natural surroundings.
  • Visit the Korean War Veterans Memorial online; this moving memorial, dedicated in 1995, is the latest addition to the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
  • See a registry of all the names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington.

Learn more about the military men and women who are on duty today.

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I very much appreciated this concise and clear reminder of an important holiday. On behalf of all veterans, Thank You for writing it.

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I am so thankful that our country has a holiday commemorating our military men and women. I praise the Lord for all those who are willing to serve our nation by sacrificing their lives to keep our nation free. I am thankful for all that do things to honor our military on this special.