17. Veterans Day – A Holiday Honoring All Soldiers

Veterans Day is an official United States holiday on November 11th every year. While Memorial Day those who have died while serving in any the branches of the U.S. Armed Forces -- , Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard, Veterans Day honors members of the armed forces, especially the living. a U.S. federal holiday, government offices and schools closed, and most people have the day off work. Banks are also closed. If November 11th on a Sunday, then the holiday is observed the following Monday.

The holiday was first observed World War I, which ended On November 11 . It was called Armistice Day then and was about celebrating the absence of war and honoring that served in that one war. It didn't known as Veterans Day until 1954 after World II and the Korean War, when there were more members of the armed forces.

Many restaurants free meals to veterans on the date. There always a special ceremony at Arlington National Military in Washington D.C. This ceremony involves a wreath placed over the grave of The Unknown Soldier. major cities also hold parades on this date. U.S. flag is usually flown at half-mast as remembrance to those soldiers who have died and ceremonies observe a moment of silence for the reason. In Canada the holiday is called Remembrance . One symbol of the day is the poppy . The red poppy flower is said to represent be a symbol of the blood of soldiers. people wear or give out poppy flowers on day.