Veterans Day

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Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) is an official United States public holiday observed annually on November 11, honoring military veterans, that is, persons who have served in the United States Armed Forces.wikipedia
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Public holidays in the United States

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Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) is an official United States public holiday observed annually on November 11, honoring military veterans, that is, persons who have served in the United States Armed Forces.
At the discretion of the employer, other non-federal holidays such as Christmas Eve and the Day after Thanksgiving are common additions to the list of paid holidays while Columbus Day and Veterans Day are common omissions.

Veteran

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Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) is an official United States public holiday observed annually on November 11, honoring military veterans, that is, persons who have served in the United States Armed Forces.
In some countries with strong anti-military traditions (e.g., Germany after 1945), veterans are neither honoured in any special way by the general public, nor have their dedicated Veterans Day, although events are sometimes orchestrated by minority groups.

Remembrance Day

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It coincides with other holidays including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day which are celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I.
Member states of the Commonwealth of Nations adopted Remembrance Day, while the US chose Veterans Day.

Armed Forces Day

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There is another military holiday, Armed Forces Day, a minor U.S. remembrance that also occurs in May, which honors those currently serving in the U.S. military.
It combines elements of the U.S. holidays Veterans Day (formerly Armistice Day) which recognizes living veterans of the U.S. armed forces and Memorial Day, which recognizes veterans no longer alive.

Memorial Day

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Veterans Day is distinct from Memorial Day, a U.S. public holiday in May.
Two other days celebrate those who serve or have served in the U.S. military: Veterans Day, which celebrates the service of U.S. military veterans; and Armed Forces Day, a minor U.S. remembrance celebrated earlier in May, specifically honoring those in the U.S. military.

Armistice Day

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It coincides with other holidays including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day which are celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I.
Member states of the Commonwealth of Nations adopted Remembrance Day, while the US chose Veterans Day.

Emporia, Kansas

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U.S. Representative Ed Rees from Emporia, Kansas, presented a bill establishing the holiday through Congress.
In 1953, Emporia was the site of the first Veterans Day observance in the United States.

Federal holidays in the United States

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Because it is a federal holiday, some American workers and many students have Veterans Day off from work or school.
New Year's Day, Independence Day, Veterans Day, and Christmas Day are observed on the same calendar date each year.

Uniform Monday Holiday Act

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Although originally scheduled for celebration on November 11 of every year, starting in 1971 in accordance with the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, Veterans Day was moved to the fourth Monday of October (October 25, 1971; October 23, 1972; October 22, 1973; October 28, 1974; October 27, 1975; October 25, 1976, and October 24, 1977).
The Act moved Washington's Birthday (February 22), Memorial Day (May 30), and Veterans Day (November 11) from fixed dates to designated Mondays, and established as a federal holiday Columbus Day—which had previously been celebrated in some states on October 12—to a designated Monday.

Election Day (United States)

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Election Day is a regular working day, while Veterans Day, which typically falls the following week, is a federal holiday.
Several commentators have noted the irony of Election Day being a regular working day, while Veterans Day, which typically falls on November 11, is a federal holiday.

Armistice of 11 November 1918

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Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect.
11 November is commemorated annually in many countries under various names such as Armistice Day, Remembrance Day, Veterans Day, and in Poland it is Independence Day.

Joseph F. Ambrose

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Ambrose was posthumously honored in a speech given by U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, for Veterans Day, in 2012.

Tornado outbreak of November 9–11, 2002

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The Tornado outbreak of November 9–11, 2002 was a large, widespread and rare outbreak of storms that occurred during the late afternoon hours on November 9 through the early morning hours on Veterans Day, November 11, 2002.

The Concert for Valor

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The Concert for Valor was a Veterans Day concert that took place on November 11, 2014, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. * * * * * * The concert was put together by HBO, Chase, and Starbucks.

American Battlefield Trust

On November 11, 2014 (Veterans Day), the Trust partnered with the Society of the Cincinnati to launch "Campaign 1776", a subsidiary project designed to protect endangered battlefields from the American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 by acquiring battlefield lands.

ABC Super Soap Weekend

Super Soap Weekend
The event was traditionally held around Veterans Day weekend each year.

2018 Washington Veterans Day Parade

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The 2018 Washington Veterans Day Parade (colloquially called "Trump's military parade") was a planned military parade that would have taken place in Washington, D.C. on 10 November 2018 in honor of the Veterans Day holiday (which will take place on 11 November).

Military Appreciation Day

Military Appreciation Night
A particular "Military Appreciation Day" is a date selected for convenience, typically but not necessarily approximate to Veterans Day or Memorial Day.

GreatAmericans.com

Great Americans
The site hosts events on Veterans Day that allow users to communicate with active-duty military personnel through personal messages or prerecorded audio from celebrities.

American Veterans Center

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The American Studies Center has funded numerous events and projects at the American Veterans Center such as; the National Memorial Day Parade, the Annual Veterans Day weekend conference and awards banquet, a quarterly publication (American Valor Quarterly), two different hour-long radio programs (Veterans Chronicles and Proudly We Hail), Wounded Warrior dinners and receptions for veterans recovering at Walter Reed and Bethesda Naval Hospitals, The Andrew J. Goodpaster Lecture, and the conducting of oral history interviews of veterans from all conflicts and archiving their self-published books and journals, photographs, maps, and supplies.

Walt Disney Treasures: Wave Eight

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The eighth wave of Walt Disney Treasures was released on November 11, 2008 (Veterans Day).

USS Staff (AM-114)

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Staff was laid down on 28 November 1941 by the American Ship Building Company at Cleveland, Ohio; launched on 17 June 1942; and commissioned on Veterans Day (11 November) 1942, Lt. Comdr.

Veterans Day Parade (New York City)

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The New York City Veterans Day Parade, which is an annual parade produced by the United War Veterans Council (UWVC), is the largest Veterans Day event in the United States of America.

2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season

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November 11 – the game between Michigan State and #1 North Carolina, known as the inaugural Carrier Classic, was played on the deck of the USS Carl Vinson off the coast of Coronado, California on Veterans Day. It was the first ever college basketball game played on a Navy aircraft carrier. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama attended the game as North Carolina won 67–55.