When is Veterans Day 2020 &2021 | Facts & History: Veterans Day was previously known as Armistice Day in the United States of America. The main objective of this day is to honor the end of first world war i.e. World War 1, officially taken place on 11th of November 1918 at the morning 11:11am.
|11 November 2020||Veterans Day 2020||Wednesday|
|11 November 2021||Veterans Day 2021||Thursday|
|11 November 2022||Veterans Day 2022||Friday|
|11 November 2023||Veterans Day 2023||Friday|
|11 November 2024||Veterans Day 2024||Monday|
|11 November 2025||Veterans Day 2025||Tuesday|
History of Veterans Day
On 11th of November in 1921 at exactly 11:11am morning, people belonging to each of the countries involved in the First World War i.e. England, France and the United States of America buried an unknown soldier to give honor to all those died in the war. Later on, in June 1954, the American President named Eisenhower renamed Armistice Day as Veteran’s Day to honor each of the veterans of the United States of America.
Celebration of Veterans Day
Every year, on 11th of November and at 11:11am, a combination of color guard to represent different military services executes their “Present Arms” at the military tomb. Thus, the entire nation gives tribute to soldiers or veterans and stay silence for about 1or 2minutes. Even the Veterans Day celebration also takes place with church services and parades, while hanging the American flag at its half-mast. Even a few schools also remain closed on the same day and others opt to mark the day with various other extra-curricular activities in combination with special assemblies.
Is Veterans Day a Public Holiday?
Veterans Day is one of the national holidays or public holidays in the United States of America. Because of this, it is an off day for citizens or general population of the country. Along with this, a majority of business ventures also remain closed on the same day.