Veterans Day is an official U.S. holiday that honors armed service veterans. It is traditionally celebrated on November 11, but in 1971, in accordance with the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, the observance of Veterans Day was moved to the fourth Monday of October. In 1978, it was returned to its original Nov 11 celebration.
It coincides with holidays like Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world to mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. Major hostilities of WW I were formally ended in 1918 at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month with the German signing of the Armistice.
Sometimes, Veterans Day is confused with Memorial Day — here’s the difference: Veterans Day celebrates the service of ALL U.S. military veterans; Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving
The legal holiday is still Nov 11, but if that date is a Saturday or Sunday, then organizations that observe the holiday will normally be closed on the adjacent Friday or Monday which is banks, post offices, and county and town offices close in this area and other parts as well.
Thanks to all veterans for their service including Grenville, a U.S. Navy veteran.
Remember to thank a veteran — or hug if a relative, spouse or good friend. THEY deserve it.