Ancient Roots, Modern Holidays for Kids - Veterans Day
Nearly all civilizations, ancient, past, and present, have a day put aside or some official way to honor the soliders who served in their military. Veterans Day is actually a modern holiday. It started after World War I, which ended on November 11, 1919. That's why Veteran's Day is always celebrated on Nov 11th, no matter what day of the week that falls on. Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans, living or dead, who served their country honorably during war or peacetime. It's a big holidays because it's all vets.
May: Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May, and is the day American celebrate our active military, people who are serving right now.
May: Memorial Day is celebrated the last Monday of May each year. Memorial Day is a day put aside to honor our military members who died serving our country.
November 11th: Veterans Day is a day to honor all the men and women who have served in the US armed forces at any time in US history.
Three big days. Three important reasons. Each time you meet a veteran or run into someone in a military uniform, be sure and say: "Thank you for your service." Most importantly, be sure to mean it.