THANK YOU VETERANS!
Veterans Day is an important holiday worth
observing, whether you have served in our military, or know someone who has.
This important day is a national holiday held on November 11th in the United
States to honor those who have served in our armed forces. LSK Lebanon knows the importance of this
holiday and would like to share some interesting facts surrounding this day.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE DATE:
In 1968, Congress signed the Uniform Holiday Bill to ensure that select federal holidays, Veterans Day included, would be celebrated on a Monday, hoping for family travel and activities over a 3-day weekend. Therefore, for a short time, Veterans Day was observed on the fourth Monday of October. After raising some confusion and unease, President Gerald Ford returned the Veterans Day Holiday to its original date of November 11th, as that was the anniversary of the end of World War I which occurred at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month!
CONFUSION ABOUT THE HOLIDAY:
Often confused with Memorial Day, which is a holiday to remember and honor those who gave their lives for our country, Veterans Day is the time to recognize all veterans, both living and deceased. If you notice that there is no apostrophe in Veterans Day, that is because it is a day that belongs to honoring all veterans.
HOW THE HOLIDAY GOT ITS NAME:
On November 11, 1919, then President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed this day to be "Armistice Day" as it marked the end of World War I a year earlier, and was later declared an official holiday in 1938. The holiday was later changed to Veterans Day by then President Dwight D. Eisenhower to acknowledge veterans who had served prior to and after the First World War.
HONORING ALL VETERANS:
Not all veterans have fought in a war. Members of the military serve their country in many different ways, and Veterans Day honors all American troops who have served honorably whether it was during war or peacetime. Protecting US Embassies, providing medical assistance to communities in need, or providing natural disaster relief are all ways to serve our country that don't involve war.OTHER COUNTRIES RECOGNIZE VETERANS DAY:
There are several other countries that have their own holidays recognizing their veterans who have served their country and fought in wars that fall on or around November. Outside of the United States, however, these important days have different names such as Remembrance Day, or Armistice Day.
Information Credit: ReadersDigest.com & MentalFloss.com
We hope you have enjoyed reading these fun facts about this important holiday! On this three-day holiday weekend, we invite you to come by or visit our website to take a look at the marine inventory we have available, both new and used, so you can find the boat perfect for you and your family! "Life is better on the water!"
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