Veterans Day


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 U.S. to honor the veterans of the armed forces

First Known Use of Veterans Day

1952, in the meaning defined above

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“Veterans Day.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of Veterans Day

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

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