Veterans Day 2019
Veteran Day is celebrated every single year in the USA on 11th November. Likewise, each year, this year in 2019 as well, Veterans Day was celebrated with great zeal and zest. This day is celebrated in the memory of signing of the armistice which ended upon the hostilities in World War I between Germany and Allied Nations in the year 1918.
Public Holiday On Veterans Day
On the day of the Veterans ceremony, the public holiday is announced. For the general population, a day off is given, and all the schools and markets are entirely closed. This day is meant for all those servicemen who served the US in almost all of their wars, most importantly, Veterans.
How is Veterans Day observed?
This day is all about giving a superior honor to all those military people who serve the US. It is celebrated to thank all military personnel who took part in US wars, especially the ones who are living veterans.
It is observed in the form of parades or different services that are held in church locations. On almost all the essential buildings in the USA, the American flag is waved at a great height.
At 11 am, two minutes of long silence is also observed. Some of the schools are closed on this day, and some prefer to stay open to arrange special events or activities in the memory of Veteran Day. This is the only day on which even the homeless veterans are appreciated with the thankful gesture. This year in 2019, Veteran Day did not arrive on the weekend.
But still, some of the communities will observe it at the ending days of the weekend so they can arrange special events and activities for the spectators. This will anticipate people to eventually take more interest in this event and its background story.
Important Misconceptions About Veteran Day Celebrations
Although we all know that Veteran Day is commenced as an American holiday. But there are few misconceptions which most of the people have about the Veteran Day event.
Let’s have a sneak peek about a few common misconceptions for the readers! The concept of Veterans Day is different from Memorial Day. Even the Americans are confused about these two terms. It can sometimes be a lot annoying for the people who are living veterans.
There was a time when the Veteran event date was changed, and hence this confused so many people of the United States. According to Uniform Holiday Bill, which was approved by Congress in 1968, Veterans Day will be a federal holiday, and it will be celebrated on Monday only.
This was probably because officially think that this will stimulate the whole market economy and will spur the family travel activities.
Free Meals For Veterans On Veteran Day
One of the fantastic ways through which an appreciation is shown on Veterans Day is by offering free meal services for Veterans. This free meal service is also given to all those active-duty members and their families. Some of the famous restaurants and food corners around the world bring some exciting meal offers as a thankful gesture.
In the list of restaurants we have Red Robin, Noodles & Company, White Castle, Dunkin, Starbucks, Sizzler, famous California Pizza Kitchen, Chicken Salad Chick, On the Border, Friendly’s, MOD Pizza, Twin Peak, Denny’s, Boston Market, Cicis, Fresh Brothers, Coolgreens, Yard House, Scooter’s Coffee, Farmer Boys, Olive Garden and so many more.
It would not be wrong to say that Veteran Day is unusual occasions that allow us to thank and appreciate the services of our war or military heroes during wartime. It is observed in the form of parades or different services that are held in church locations.
For the general population, a day off is given, and all the schools and markets are entirely closed. This is the only day on which even the homeless veterans are appreciated with the thankful gesture.
Through this ceremonial act, the United States made itself to be one of the most beautiful countries in the world. This is truly a nice gesture to say a thank you to all those people who served the war events in the US.
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