Each year, Veterans Day falls during the month of November. On this Veterans Day, we are celebrating those who have served our country. VA is reaching out to explain the meaning of Veterans Day, and the fact that our gratitude reaches far beyond just one day out of the year.
Since 1954, the Veterans Day National Committee has worked to ensure Veterans Day receives proper and widespread observance.
President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed an Armistice Day for November 11, 1919. Veterans Day continues as an annual United States holiday honoring military veterans. The federal holiday is observed on November 11. Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.
What’s closed on Veterans Day?
The following public, government and school services are affected today, November 11, 2010:
Most schools are closed.
Most government buildings are closed.
Post office branches are closed. There will be no mail delivery, except for Express Mail
All courts will be closed, except for Cook County Holiday Bond Court.
Major banks are closed.
See also …
United States Marine Corps …
Video of USMC Silent Drill Platoon video of 2007 performance at a Denver Nuggets game.
United States Navy
Flyover of two F/A-18F Super Hornets from Strike Fighter Squadron 11 (VFA-11) based at Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The Red Rippers flew to Soldier Field for a south-to-north flyover during the National Anthem before the Chicago Bears, Arizona Cardinals game November 8, 2009 preceding Veterans Day 2009.