Happy Veterans Day! On this day, we honor all current and former members of the Armed Services. Your courage and sacrifice is the foundation of our country’s greatness.
Some Veterans Day History
Veterans Day, originally known as Armistice Day, marks the anniversary of the end of World War I. All major hostilities of World War I formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect.
Furthermore, “Armistice Day” became “Veterans Day” in 1954 at the urging of major U.S. veteran organizations. In addition, Remembrance Day and Armistice Day celebrations take place in other countries on the same day as Veterans Day in the United States
Veterans Day vs Memorial Day
Veterans Day is distinct from Memorial Day, a U.S. public holiday in May, and honors all those who have served in the U.S. military, alive and deceased. On the other hand, Memorial Day honors all those who have died while in military service.
Veterans vs. Veteran’s
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs website states that the attributive (no apostrophe) rather than the possessive case is the official spelling “because it is not a day that ‘belongs’ to veterans, it is a day for honoring all veterans.”
Happy Veterans Day! We are thankful for all of our Veterans in San Antonio and across the USA for their service and sacrifices.