This date is an official U.S. public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
In 1918, the hostilities of WW I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. The U.S. previously observed this date as Armistice Day. In 1954, it was renamed to Veterans Day.
It coincides with holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other countries to mark the anniversary of the end of WW I.Memorial Day celebrated in May honors those who died while in military service. Armed Forces Day, also occurs in May, and honors those currently serving in the U.S. military. Every parade we've attended has always ended with emergency response vehicles.
Although the weather last weekend was windy and cold, we proudly celebrated. Grenville is a U.S. Navy veteran.
Where there observances/celebrations in your city/town as well?