Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Five Facts About Veterans Day

 The Defense Department offers a piece on five facts about Veterans Day: 

Veterans Day is a well-known American holiday, but there are also a few misconceptions about it — like how it’s spelled or whom exactly it celebrates. To clear some of that up, here are the important facts you should know. 

Veterans Day does NOT have an apostrophe.

A lot of people think it’s “Veteran’s Day” or “Veterans’ Day,” but they’re wrong. The holiday is not a day that “belongs” to one veteran or multiple veterans, which is what an apostrophe implies. It’s a day for honoring all veterans — so no apostrophe needed. 

Veterans Day is NOT the Same as Memorial Day. 

A lot of Americans get this confused, and we’ll be honest — it can be a little annoying to all of the living veterans out there. 

Memorial Day is a time to remember those who gave their lives for our country, particularly in battle or from wounds they suffered in battle. Veterans Day honors all of those who have served the country in war or peace — dead or alive — although it’s largely intended to thank living veterans for their sacrifices. 

You can read the rest of the piece and watch a short video via the below link:

https://www.defense.gov/Explore/Features/story/Article/1675470/5-facts-to-know-about-veterans-day/ 

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