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Veteran’s Day 2020

As early as 1918, when the First World War ended, November 11 has been commemorated in the USA as the day when everyone who has ever served or who is currently serving in the United States Armed Forces is celebrated.

Veterans Day is also known as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in countries like the UK or Germany. The date, November 11, marks the end of World War I, when the armistice with Germany was signed.  Nowadays, besides the great importance of the national holiday, Americans across the nation enjoy the day off and do their best to spend this day in a way that honors military veterans.

But what can you do in one single day to honor Veterans Day and show your appreciation for US veterans? Here are 5 easy activities that you and your family can plan for November 11:

  1. JOIN A PARADE or virtual event

There are hundreds of parades and virtual events across the country. If you don’t have any plans for November 11, visit https://www.military.com/veterans-day/events.html to find events.

  1. PUT UP A FLAG

The easiest thing you could do is… dust off your US flag and fly it high in front of your house or apartment window. It doesn’t have to be 2 feet tall, its mere presence says a lot about your thoughts. It shows that you care, it shows that you honor all those who put their life at risk so that you can be safe and free.

  1. SPEND TIME WITH A VETERAN

This day is completely dedicated to them. So if you brother, friend, sister, cousin, or mom served in the army, it’s your time to pay your respects. Invite them over for a barbecue or accept their invitation to spend the day together. There’s nothing better than quality time spent with family & friends!

  1. MAKE A CALL AND SAY “HAPPY VETERANS DAY”

If hanging out with your friends is not an option, you can always call them, send them a text, or even chat a bit with them online.

You have to do the rest: pick up the phone and wish all your friends or relatives who served “Happy Veterans Day!”

  1. DON‘T CONFUSE VETERANS DAY WITH MEMORIAL DAY

Even if Veterans Day was previously celebrated and known in the US as Armistice Day, the holiday was renamed to Veterans Day in 1954.

And since many people get it wrong or confuse Memorial Day with Veterans Day, here’s the big difference:

  • Veterans Day stands for remembering & honoring all those who served or are currently serving in the US army.
  • Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday in May and is a time to commemorate those who lost their lives while in service for their country.

A special thank you to some of our City employees who have or currently are serving our Country.