Veteran’s Day: Why Do We Celebrate It?

Each year on November 11th, our nation comes together to remember and honor those who have served our country. Veterans day was previously known as armistice day because it is the day WWI ended. Later, it was changed to celebrate veterans from all wars. However, other nations, specifically European ones, still celebrate November 11th as Armistice or Remembrance Day. Veterans Day is often confused with Memorial Day. Veterans Day honors those who have served in our military and are living, while Memorial Day celebrates those who died while serving.  To show our gratitude to all that have served, we would like to offer a 10% discount on American flags using promo code: vets10

about flags vaPhoto taken from the Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Day Poster Gallery

Veteran’s Day is a national holiday in the United States, dedicated to honoring the over twenty four million military veterans of the United States. November 11th is commemorated with parades, special lessons in classrooms and memorial services. Flags such as those of Remembrance, Honor, those representing military branches and the United States flag are appropriate for this occasion.

Regardless of how you choose to pay tribute to those individuals who have kept our country proud and free, please take a moment to stop and remember those who sacrificed for us all.

Celebrate Veterans Day with a Song and Flags

Across the United States on November 11th, we hold ceremonies and parades to show our love and appreciation for our veterans. This Veterans Day is especially important because of the new Veteran Affairs scandals and the recent election. Over the past 3 years, multiple VA scandals have surfaced on how our government has treated our veterans. These findings were disheartening. Our veterans have fought for us but we have let them down in the worst way possible. Regarding the recent election, we have just made a huge decision that greatly affects not only our entire country, but determines the fate of our veterans. We have just elected a new President, Senators, Congressmen, etc. who all have say (some more than others) in how our veterans are treated. I think it’s fair to say that this election has been like no other election we have seen before. While our nation is divided, we must put our differences aside and remember that we can all agree that our heroes deserve better.

Below is a video that About Flags has made for our veterans to help show our love and gratitude for them. We hope all veterans have a lovely Veterans Day! We thank you for everything you have done for our country!

On Veteran’s Day – Thank You Veterans!

THANK YOU VETERANS past, present and future!! We appreciate your service to our great country. We also want to express appreciation to your families who hold down the fort at home.

Many restaurants and businesses offer discounts and free meals to vets and their families on November 11.  Check to see if a local business is supporting vets or add your business to the list! https://militarybenefits.info/veterans-day-discounts-sales-deals-free-meals/

 

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