Did You Know? Countdown to Veterans Day 2009 (11/07)


Did You Know?
Facts & Figures About
America’s Veterans Day

Nov 07 : 04 days till Veterans Day

Did you know that Veterans Day is an annual American holiday honoring military veterans?

Veterans Day is both a federal holiday as well as a state holiday in all 50 states, and is usually observed on November 11th.

However, in years where November 11th occurs on a Sunday the following Monday is designated as the holiday. If Veterans Day occurs on a Saturday then either the Saturday or Friday may be designated.

Veterans Day is the day that America pays tribute to its military veterans. Also known as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world, Veterans Day is usually observed November 11th, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. (Major hostilities of WWI formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.) Join us as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to the Veterans Day (November 11th)!

Sources: US Census Bureau / Wikipedia

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3 Responses to “Did You Know? Countdown to Veterans Day 2009 (11/07)”

  1. dsquillini Says:

    If Veteran’s Day is a federal and state holiday (as it should be) then why are the school’s open? We live in Texas and my children do not have a day off from school to honor the Veteran’s. Their father is a veteran.

  2. louiev Says:

    Hmmm. It must be a Texas thing. Or maybe your kids got o a private school? Here is NY everything closed for the day.

  3. Trish Says:

    I’m in Tennessee and schools are OPEN tomorrow also. I think this is a shame! Shouldn’t we be teaching our children the meaning of respect?

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