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What To Do On Veterans Day?

Veterans Day

In my last blog on Veterans Day, I had talked about the facts that every individual must know about the day and its history. This blog is going to be special because it would list out the ways that you can celebrate the patriotic day without losing its actual charm and true meaning.

Without wasting a lot of time, let me get forward to the ways you can actually celebrate Veterans Day in true spirit.

  • Attend the celebrations:

Celebrations are not restricted to family and friends, in fact on an occasion like Veterans Day, you must celebrate with the place you live in. Attend the parades and other social gatherings which revolve around the actual theme. Participate (if you get an opportunity) in the happenings taking place around you.

  • Visit the Veterans:

This is another way of showing respect to them by visiting them and spending quality time with them. Do you remember when our parents took us to old age homes and made us talk to the people there? You wouldn’t have understood the true meaning of spending time with someone whom you didn’t know back then, but they loved your presence. Likewise, when you visit these people and talk about their war stories, they’ll be delighted to have you.

  • Gift them:

If you go through the internet, you’ll find the true state of the Veterans today. Their families have abandoned them and some don’t even have food to eat or clothes to wear. You can be the ray of hope for them. Gift them something that your budget allows. Whether something that they need every day to the basic needs like men’s underwear or other clothing articles. Give them food to eat and spend some quality time with them.

  • Donate:

Gifting is not the only idea here! You can even donate your old wearable clothes, things of use and anything that could be of some worth to the organization who take care of the Veterans. You can even donate your support, services and appreciation to the organizations if you cannot support them financially.

  • Go out on a Veterans trip:

You can catch up your family and friends who are from the army background and plan a day-trip to a nearby place where you can relax, talk and share the war stories with your Veteran friends.

Now you can start planning your celebration because 11th November is not that far.

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Facts About The Veterans Day

Facts About The Veterans DayFacts About The Veterans Day | Skiviez

We have been celebrating Veterans Day without any fail for the so many years now paying homage to all the living and nonliving Americans who have served the nation with their hard work. For all the security and safety the citizens of the nation feel are a great contribution of these heroes.

We have compiled some facts about the day celebrated in order to pay a tribute to men as well as women both dead and alive serving the armed forces. Let us look at them below and discover the true meaning of the day in our lives.

a)The very first fact that few people know is that the name Veterans Day was not the same always. It was called ARMISTICE Day to pay a tribute to the treaty signed between nations in order to end the World War I. Not only this, the truce was made on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. Since then, it has always been celebrated on the designated date*.

b)The first Armistice Day was celebrated in the U.S. on 11th November 1919, just a year later to the treaty being signed as well as mark it as the end of the World War.

c)The name was changed from Armistice Day to Veterans Day in the year 1954 where all the veterans were commemorated including the ones that served in the World War I as well as those who are currently serving in the armed forces.

d)When Congress was ruling in the year 1968, it changed the date of celebration from 11th November to the 4th Monday of October. However, there was a change of events when President Gerald Ford in 1975 changed it back to the original date to keep the significance intact.

e)To keep up with traditions, the day also marks a ceremony upheld every year at 11am in the Arlington National Cemetery which is called the wreath-laying ceremony at the Tombs of the Unknown.

f)Well, it is not only the U.S. celebrating the day in remembrance of the veterans, countries like France, Canada, Britain and Australia also honor the veterans of the World War I and II on or somewhere near November 11th.

We hope you now know a lot more than just the celebrations taking place on a patriotic day for men and women who made this day possible for both you as well as me. Take pride in who you are and because of whom you have made it here. Happy Veterans Day you all!!

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