How much do you really know about Veterans Day? Yes, it’s for veterans, but there’s a lot more to it than just that. Below you’ll find some quick facts about this holiday to help you appreciate the day even more.
- Originally named Armistice Day.
- Began on November 11, 1919 to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the armistice which ended World War I.
- Originated with the purpose of promoting world peace and honoring World War I veterans.
- Became a national holiday in 1938.
- Was renamed to Veterans Day in 1954 to include veterans of all wars.
- Was moved to October for a short time, but is now celebrated annually on November 11th.
- Often confused with Memorial Day, Veterans Day celebrates all veterans, including the living (Memorial Day specifically honors the deceased).
- Included as part of National Veterans Awareness Week, which is November 11th - 17th.
- Is celebrated by other countries who participated in World War I as well, but with different names and dates (Remembrance Day, Remembrance Sunday).
- Indiana is home to nearly 550,000 veterans.
We hope that these quick facts will help you to appreciate and honor the veterans in your community even more. For additional details, visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ website.
Happy Veterans Day, and a heartfelt thank you to all of the men and women who are serving and have served from all of us at Boughter Sinak, LLC.