TODAY IS VETERANS DAYIn the 11th month, on the 11th day, and at the 11th hour of the year 1918 the armistice was signed to bring WWI to and end. That day and time was established throughout the allied nations a a day of remembrance and marked by 2 minutes of silence. In the United States the date is recognized as Veterans Day.
Canada marks the day as Remembrance Day.
In the U. S., the function of Veterans Day is subtly different from that of other 11 November observances. Instead of specifically honoring war dead, Veterans Day honors all American veterans living and dead. The official national remembrance of those killed in action is Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, from the practice of decorating the graves of war dead in the years immediately following the American Civil War.
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Have a Happy Veteran's Day and thank a Veteran today. A simple "Thank you for you service" is most appreciated.