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Veterans Day is a day to honor those who have served their country, both alive and passed and in war or in peace.
Often, people misspell Veterans Day by putting an apostrophe after or before the “s”. Since Veterans Day is a day to celebrate multiple Veterans—not belonging to any specific veteran— there is no apostrophe.
Additionally, according to defense.gov, Veterans Day was not always called Veterans Day. In fact, at first, the holiday was dubbed Armistice Day, which commemorated the end of World War I. Armistice basically means a truce between two opposing sides. The armistice happened during WWI when Allies and Germany stopped fighting on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. That’s why we celebrate Veterans Day on November 11th every year.
However, in 1954, after World War II and the Korean War, Congress changed the name from “Armistice Day” to “Veterans Day” and concluded that it was a day to honor those who have served our county.
We want to say a special and heartfelt thank you to those who have served our country. We’re so glad that we have a day to honor you and your sacrifices. Thank you.