Veterans Day


Veterans Day

noun

: a holiday observed on November 11 in the U.S. to honor veterans of the armed forces

Full Definition of VETERANS DAY

:  November 11 set aside in commemoration of the end of hostilities in 1918 and 1945 and observed as a legal holiday in the United States to honor the veterans of the armed forces

First Known Use of VETERANS DAY

1952

Veterans Day

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

U.S. holiday celebrated on November 11, honouring veterans of the U.S. armed forces and those killed in battle. Originally called Armistice Day, it began as a commemoration of the ending of World War I on Nov. 11, 1918. After World War II it was recognized as a day to pay tribute to all service members, and in 1954 it was designated as Veterans Day. It is usually observed with parades, speeches, and flowers placed on military graves and memorials. The holiday is called Remembrance Day in Canada and Remembrance Sunday (on the Sunday nearest to November 11) in Britain.

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