What is Veterans Day? and History of Veterans Day?
Veterans Day is celebrated on 11th November every year. Veterans Day is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended the World War 1 antagonism between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918. As usual this year Veterans Day will be celebrated on November 11,2016. We all thanked veterans for their service to the United States on Veterans Day.
When was the First Veterans Day Celebrated?
Veterans Day initiated as “Armistice Day” on November 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War 1. Later in 1954, President Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday as Veterans Day from previously known Armistice Day. The brave soldiers who serve and guard the U.S. come from all walks of life; at present, they are parents, children, grandparents, friends, neighbors and at last most important part of communities.
Why it is important to celebrate and honor our veterans on Veterans Day?
Most of the time, we read or hear or write or see quotes on the topic like Love Quotes, Friendship Quotes, Christmas Quotes, etc. but you have not seen any quotes regarding the person who severed for their country. This kind of quotes includes Veterans Day Quotes, Memorial Day Quotes, etc. Veterans Day is intended to Honor and Thank all the military personnel who served the United State in all wars or during peacetime, especially living veterans. Various events are organized across the United States which includes parades, church services, and at many places, the National flag of America is hung at half-mast and 2 minutes of silence observed at 11 A.M.
Difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day:
Memorial Day which is celebrated on the Fourth Monday in May to honors American service members who died during service to their country or who got incurable injuries during battle, while Veterans Day celebrated to pays tribute to all U.S. veterans (living or dead), but mainly gives appreciation, respect to living veterans who served their country during battles or peacetime in the past.
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- Approximately 23.2 million veterans in the United States.
- Until 2008, around 2.9 million veterans received compensation for service-related disabilities.
- In U.S., 5 states have more than 1 million veterans in their population: Pennsylvania (1 million), New York (1 million), Florida (1.7 million), Texas (1.7 million) and California (2.1 million).
- Australia, France, Canada and Britain also honor the veterans of both World Wars on or near November 11th.
- 2.6 million veterans served during World War 2 (1941-1945) and around 2.8 million veterans served during the Korean War (1950-1953).
- 6 million veterans served in peacetime.
Happy Veterans Day Poems
When you see someone in a uniform,
Someone who serves us all,
Doing military duty,
Answering their country’s call,
Take a moment to thank them
For protecting what you hold dear;
Tell them you are proud of them;
Make it very clear.
Just tap them on the shoulder,
Give a smile, and say,
“Thanks for what you’re doing
To keep us safe in the USA!” – By Joanna Fuchs
I lay here today a soldier
I know some don’t understand
I will try to explain
So maybe you can
I served my country
For many a year
I retired long ago
The soldier still here
I put on my uniform
I wore it to foreign lands
The soldier I was
Is still in the man
I have been a husband, father, and friend
To some of you here
But I’ve been a soldier all along
Even after so many a year
My final salute
I render today
I’m still a soldier
I’m just on my way. – Timothy Emmons
You Are Remembered
You’re always remembered
For we can never forget –
Your courage and sacrifice
So that others can live –
With hope and without fear.
Know on this day
And all days,
You are remembered.
You’re My Hero
Without you this country wouldn’t be the same;
You fight and you battle
For our common name.
Your level of courage is oh so rare
You’re dedicated and faithful;
You’re always there.
You’re my hero,
My favorite soldier,
And I love you.
Come home soon!
Happy Veterans Day Quotes
The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.
“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. ” – Joseph Campbell
Anyone that puts their life at risk to protect our freedom is a HERO in my book. Thanks for your bravery and sacrifices. Happy Veterans Day!
Let’s take this moment to remember the sacrifices of the courageous men and women who heroically fought for the freedom and honor of America to make it the greatest nation on earth!
In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.
Patiently, we wait for their return. With a worried heart, we hope that they’re still fine and strong. Gratefully, we thank and salute them for being our great heroes.
To all who have served in our military, thank you. The sacrifices you made in honor and duty to our country are worthy of praise. You truly are American heroes! Happy Veterans Day!
America’s veterans embody the ideals upon which America was founded more than 229 years ago.
My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place–police, firefighters, and members of our armed forces.
Proud to wear the colors red, white and blue because of our brave soldiers like you! Thank you for you dedication and service, Happy Veterans Day!
We owe our World War II veterans – and all our veterans – a debt we can never fully repay.
Dearest son, your courage and patriotism brings great pride and honor to our family. I wish you a very happy Veterans Day!
Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.
You’d have to go a long way to find someone who was more proud and grateful for what our veterans have done for all of us.
Happy Veterans Day Messages and Sayings
Your service during World War II still means so much to our nation and it has shaped the land that we call America. Thank you for your service.
Thank You for being our life line to freedom. May God bless you all in the name of Jesus Christ. – Patrice Sims, Active Duty
“Thank you for your bravery and courage in the war, without your courageous acts we may not be here today.”
Thank you to ALL the Veterans for what you’ve done/doing for our country! – Angela Usher, Military family
Your contribution has made an impact on the lives of so many. Happy Veterans Day!
“I sincerely thank you for your dedication to our country. Your sacrifice in the face of great danger, and the bravery that you showed will echo in the generations to come. Your heroism has inspired me to do many things.”
Heartfelt thanks to all who have served and continue to have a lifelong commitment to our great country! – Daphne Powell
Worthy totally worthy .of all of the honor, admiration, and celebration. Happy Veterans Day To You!
“I am sending you a special Valentine wish. I want to let you know how much you are appreciated, and thought of often.”
Thanks to all the veterans past and present for their service! – Mary Hall, Active Duty
My appreciation for you is deep and my admiration for you is even deeper. Thank you so much for your service. Happy Veterans Day!
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