Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11. This is the day we honor and thank all military personnel who served the United States in all wars, particularly living veterans.
When is Veterans Day Celebrated?
Mon Nov 11, 2019
Wed Nov 11, 2020
Thu Nov 11, 2021
Fri Nov 11, 2022
Fri Nov 10, 2023 Day of observance
Sat Nov 11, 2023
Mon Nov 11, 2024
Tue Nov 11, 2025
How to Celebrate the Holiday:
- Attend a parade given by your local community
- Make a donation that will benefit the veterans
- Thank a veteran or someone in the military for their service
Trivia/Facts about the Holiday:
- Commemorating the end of World War I, this day was originally called Armistice Day.
- While World War I officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919. the fighting ended about seven months before that when the Allies and Germany put into effect an armistice on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
- In 1926, Congress officially recognized it as the end of the war, and in 1938, it became an official holiday, primarily a day set aside to honor veterans of World War I.
- Congress amended the commemoration by changing the word “armistice” to “veterans” so the day would honor American veterans of all wars.
- Canada and Australia both call Nov. 11 “Remembrance Day.”
- Veterans Day is officially observed on November 11. If it falls on a week day, many communities hold their celebrations on the weekend closest to this date.
- Federal Government offices are closed on November 11. If Veterans Day falls on a Saturday, they are closed on Friday November 10. If Veterans Day falls on a Sunday, they are closed on Monday November 12.
- State and local governments, schools and non-governmental businesses are not required to close and may decide to remain open or closed.
Celebrities who Celebrate their Birthday on November 11th:
- Leonardo DiCaprio – Actor
- Demi Moore – Actress
- Stanley Tucci – Actor
- Calista Flockhart – Actress