Veterans Day is a moment when we can honor those who have served our country. We stand together in esteem for you, our veterans, today.
Originally known as Armistice Day, this celebration began as a time to honor the courage of those who gave their lives while serving our nation. Due to the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that put an end to World War I, it fell on November 11. In order to honor all soldiers of all conflicts, the celebration was renamed "Veterans Day" in 1954. We thank and respect America's veterans for their sacrifices, service, and love of nation as well as for their patriotism.
Is Veterans Day on the same day every year?
The day, which was first observed as Armistice Day, commemorated the end of World War I, which was formally acknowledged on November 11, 1918, at the "11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month."
Veterans Day is still a holiday that we observe today, honoring its historical connection to November 11. Therefore, regardless of the day of the week it comes on, Veterans Day always falls on November 11th. When the date falls on a Saturday or Sunday, business owners or government officials may observe it on both that day and the Monday after.
Veterans Day is a federal holiday, a bank holiday, and a state holiday in the majority of states. That indicates that federal employees, including members of the armed forces, normally receive the day off, as do state employees in the majority of states.