Veterans Day 2021
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A closer look at America’s veterans and the history of Veterans Day, in the video published on Nov 11, 2021, “By the Numbers: Veterans Day“, below:
President Biden delivers remarks on National Veterans Day from the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va, in the video published on Nov 11, 2021, “WATCH: Biden delivers Veterans Day remark from ArlingtonCemetery“, below:
In the video published on Nov 11, 2021, “‘The Five’ pays tribute to military service members this Veterans Day“, below:
To better understand Veterans Day, please refer to the excerpt from wikipedia, in italics, below:
Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11, for honoring military veterans of the United States Armed Forces (who were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable). It coincides with other holidays including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day which are celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. At the urging of major U.S. veteran organizations, Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.
Veterans Day is distinct from Memorial Day, a U.S. public holiday in May. Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day honors those who had died while in military service. Another military holiday that also occurs in May, Armed Forces Day, honors those currently serving in the U.S. military. Additionally, Women Veterans Day is recognized by a growing number of U.S. states that specifically honor women who have served in the U.S. military.
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