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Veterans Day Holiday

War War 1 ended on the eleventh minute of the eleventh hour of the eleventh day or the eleventh month. Now, the 11th day of November is set aside to honor those who have served, and too often died, for their country. Originally called Armistice Day, that day is now called Veteran's Day. Ask and answer questions about Veteran's Day here.

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Is Veterans Day a public holiday?

Veterans Day is a Federal Holiday.

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When is the Holocaust remembrance day in Canada?

27 January is Holocaust Memorial everywhere. (Auschwitz was liberated by the Soviet Army on 27 January 1945).

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Is Veterans Day a federal holiday?

Yes, Veterans Day is a federal holiday. It is observed in the United States in honor of veterans of the armed services and in commemoration of the armistice that ended World War I in 1918.

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Why do we honor Vietnam veterans?

We honor those who were willing to fight for our country even if we disagree with the war that they fought in.

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What is a veteran?

A person who has served in the military. a veteran is a person who has fought for our safety a person who has risked their lives for our safety thanks them our country has no harm or ruins of anything so thank you veterans for everything you have done for us

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What does Veteran's day represent?

Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day. The armistice ending the hostilities of World War I went into effect at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year 1918. That is why November 11th is deemed the date for this holiday. It was a day to honor all those who had served during WWI, at that time commonly called the Great War. It was first commemorated on November 11, 1919.

November 11, 1918 was not the end of World War I. It did not officially end until the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919. Armistice Day officially became a national holiday in 1938. Armistice Day gradually became referred to as Veterans Day and on June 1, 1954, after World War II and the Korean War, the holiday was renamed as Veterans Day to honor veterans of all wars in which the United States was involved.

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How long its take Veterans Day become an official holiday?

it took exactly 3 months and 4 days

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Are banks closed on Veterans Day in Virginia?

Yes, it is a Federal Holiday and all banks are closed.

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Does Knott's berry farm have aNy veterans day specials for 2010?

I contacted Knotts Customer Relations and got this reponse today (10/12/10)

Hello Anna:

Yes, we are having the annual Military/Veteran's promotion from November 1 through November 25.

Sheri Ledoux, Administrator

Guest Communications

Knott's Berry Farm

8039 Beach Blvd.

Buena Park, CA 90620

(714) 220-5387

Fax: (714) 220-5426

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How do you become a military veteran?

Serve in the US military and after a general or honorable discharge you are a US Veteran with the benefits thereof. Serve during a conflict in theater than you are a war veteran.

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Why was Veterans Day invented?

To respect the people that survived the war and the people that didn`t survive it.

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What people should you honor on Veterans Day?

We as Americans should honor every single soldiers that has risked and gave their lives to protect ours and our country. Even the one's that are still standing next to us today. Veterans Day shoulnd't just be a day when people take the day off to go shopping. that not what Veteran's Day is about.

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Is pnc bank closed on Veterans Day?

It is a federal holiday and most banks are closed except for TD bank, which is only closed four times a year. Christmas, new years, thanksgiving and easter. All other banks are closed during any federal holiday.

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Are banks in Texas open on Veterans Day?

No, it is a Federal Holiday and all banks are closed.

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Why did they establish Veterans Day?

Veterans Day is a day set aside to honor All veterans. The honor is the way they honored and even some died do to war. We honor them not just to get a day off from work or school, it is for the people that cared about their country.

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When is Veterans Day in the US?

November 11Veterans Day is always observed officially on November 11 - the date that WW1 ended in 1918 - regardless of the day of the week on which it falls.

It is observed in the US to remember military veterans and their contribution to America's safety and sovereignty.

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Was Veterans Day ever observed on another day?

No, but many confuse memorial day ( was decoration day ) with versans day 11/11 . Poppies are sold this time of the year in British countries, weereas the USA , they sell poppies for memorial day (5/30 )

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Where was Veterans Day made?

veterans day was made in Alaska in 1444 because Mexicans invaded

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When did Veterans' Day become established?

November 11th was declared Armistice Day in 1919 by President Woodrow Wilson to honor the soldiers who fought in World War I. The name was changed to Veterans Day on June 1, 1954 to honor all those who served.

Armistice day was the anniversary of the day of Armistice after World War 1. In 1954 it was incorporated into Veterans day.

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What are veterans?

Veterans are those individuals that served in the armed forces of their country. They put their lives at risk, voluntarily or by being drafted, to serve their country. Their service provides security to the country in many ways, allowing those at home to be safe and maintain their rights. * Veterans is a term more used in the USA and Canada than in Britain to describe people who have served in the armed forces. See following question, "What is the definition of a veteran?"

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Is Veterans Day the same thing as remembrance day?

Yes they honour our dead, wounded and those that served our countries in conflicts

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Why is November 11th such an important day?

This day is known as Veterans Day.

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What does veterans day mean to a veteran?

Veterans day is a special holiday set aside to honor and remember veterans. To a veteran this holiday means that they are being recognized for what they have done to serve our country

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Why is the poppy known as the flower for Veterans Day?

The use of the poppy as a symbol on Veterans Day (Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth) is derived from its symbolism in the poem "In Flanders Fields" by John McCrae. These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, their brilliant red colour an appropriate symbol for the blood spilt in the war.

In the years following World War One, governments and society in general had not yet accepted responsibility for those maimed and bereaved as a result of the Great War. Massive unemployment in Britain made the problem much worse.

Earl Haig, the Commander in Chief of the British Army undertook the mighty task of organizing the British Legion as a means of helping with the problems of hundreds and thousands of men who had served under him. In 1921, a group of French widows visited him at the British Legion Headquarters. They had brought with them some poppies they had made, and suggested selling them as a means of raising money.

1921 - Britain and Australia start selling Poppies

1922 - First Poppy Day in New Zealand

1925 - First Poppy Day Canada

The most recent and enduring tradition began in WWI when John McCrae wrote this famous poem:

In Flanders Fields

"In Flanders Fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row

That mark our place; and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved and were loved, and now we lie,

In Flanders Fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe

To you from failing hands we throw

The torch; be yours to hold it high.

If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders Fields."

John McCrae 1915

McCrae was a Canadian who enlisted to help the allies in the war. He was made Medical Officer upon landing in Europe. During a lull in the battle with the nub of a pencil he scratched on a page from his dispatch book. The poem found its way into the pages of Punch magazine. By 1918 the poem was well known throughout the allied world. Moina Michael, an American woman, wrote these lines in reply:

We cherish too, the Poppy red

That grows on fields where valor led,

It seems to signal to the skies

That blood of heroes never dies.

She then adopted the custom of wearing a red poppy in memory of the sacrifices of war and also as a symbol of keeping the faith.

A French woman, Madam Guerin, visiting the United States, learned of the custom and took it one step further. When she returned to France she decided to hand make the red poppies and sell them to raise money for the benefit of the orphaned and destitute women and children in war torn areas of France. This tradition spread to Canada, the United States and Australia and is still followed today.

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The reason for the Poppy is that it is a plant which thrives on disturbed ground. The seeds, which are produced by the millions in the seed heads, lie dormant until the soil is broken up. The shelling in the trenches was perfect for the poppy, which grew in their millions when nothing else did. The poems came later, the poppies came from the activity and the blasting of the ground.

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What and when is veterans day?

Usually it's November 11. If it is on a Sunday, then Veteran's day is celebrated on the Monday after. If it is on a Saturday, then the day is celebrated either on Saturday or Friday. It's observed mostly in the US. Basically it's a day for honoring all of the US veterans (soldiers).

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