Veterans Day 2014

Veterans Day 2014 will be observed on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014.   As a federal holiday Veterans Day is usually observed on November 11th every year.  However, if it occurs on a Sunday then the following Monday is designated as the Veterans Day 2014 PosterFederal holiday, and if it occurs on a Saturday then either Saturday or Friday may be designated.

Veterans Day 2015 will be observed on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015.

When the Federal holiday and November 11th dates are different often times Veterans Day activities will take place on both days and still many activities are often scheduled the weekend leading up to Veterans Day even if both dates match.

Veterans Day Guide to Offers
National Free Meals & Discounts National Retail, Travel & Service Deals, Discounts, Freebies
Local Area Free Meals & Discounts Giving Back & Veterans Services
How to Get a Veterans ID Map to Veterans Day Free Meals and Services

About Veterans Day

Veterans Day is observed every year on November 11th. Veterans Day was originally called “Armistice Day” when President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed this day in November 1919. Armistice is when warring parties agree to stop fighting and “Armistice Day” recognizes the end of World War 1 when hostilities ceased on November 11th at 11 A.M, 1918 (11th hour, of the 11th, of the 11th month).

On May 13th, 1938 Armistice Day was declared a legal holiday each year. A day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace. Originally Armistice Day only honored veterans of World War.

On November 11th, 1947 Raymond Weeks, a World War II veteran, organized a “National Veterans Day” parade in Birmingham, Alabama to recognize veterans of all wars.

This celebration led to Congress changing Armistice Day to Veterans Day in 1954 to recognize Veterans of all U.S. wars.

See our Veterans Day Facts infographic.

Difference Between Veterans Day and Memorial Day

Memorial Day is for remembering and honoring military personnel who dies in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of a wound sustained in battle.

Veterans Day is intended to thank all those who honorably served in the military – in war time or peace time.

Anthem Veterans Memorial: A Unique Place to Visit on Veterans DayAnthem Veterans Memorial

The Anthem Veterans Memorial  has five pillars that represent the five branches of the United States military.  They are staggered in size and the military seal placements on each pillar are based upon the Department of Defense prescribed precedence, ranging from the United States Army, the United States Marine Corp, the United States Navy, the United States Air Force, and the United States Coast Guard.

On Veterans Day as at precisely 11:11 AM on Veterans Day, November 11th, the sun’s rays will pass through each of the five pillars’ elliptical openings to illuminate a glass mosaic medallion of the Great Seal of the United States.

Veterans Day Guide to Offers
National Free Meals & Discounts National Retail, Travel & Service Deals, Discounts, Freebies
Local Area Free Meals & Discounts Giving Back & Veterans Services
How to Get a Veterans ID Map to Veterans Day Free Meals and Services
Veterans Day Sales for Everybody Logo wall of Participating Businesses
Veterans Day Resources
About Veterans Day Veterans Day Facts Infographic
Official Veterans Day Posts Since 1978 Veterans Day Pictures
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