The Veterans Day is celebrated every year on 11/11. Looking for things what Americans do in this day and activities that take place, then read below.
What is Veterans Day?
During the Veterans Day, military personnel are honored, who served America during the wars and is celebrated especially among the veterans.
When it's Veterans Day?
Every year Veterans Day falls on November 11th. On the 11th of 1918, the armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany. This happened during the First World War.
Why is it called Veterans Day?
Originally this day was called Armistice Day, which means suspension of hostilities. This day was dedicated to veterans who served their country during the First World War. Following the honors it expanded to include even the veterans of World War II and the Korean War. It was therefore requested to Congress to change Armistice to Veterans. On June 1, 1954, the request was approved and, as well, on 11 November 1954 there was the first Veterans Day honoring all American veterans, no matter where and when they served in the military.
What to expect from Veterans Day?
During the Veterans Day in New York is held the largest parade in the nation, renamed America's Parade. The Veterans Day Parade is held every year since it was organized for the first time in 1929 and more than 20,000 people participate each year. First, a minute of silence is observed at 11 and then begins the parade.
What to do during the Veterans Day?
You may participate in the America's Parade. Americans across the nation celebrate with parades, ceremonies to laying wreaths and other events. Before beginning the parade, there's one of these ceremonies in which is laid a wreath in Madison Square Park at 10, which is attended by the mayor and other important political figures. The main event of the day, the parade starts at 11 and runs along Fifth Avenue from 26th Street just after 11 in the north to 56th Street.
Its also nice to go to Intrepid Museum, as the museum is completely in keeping with the military forces, perfect for this day. The ships used on this day are still close to the Intrepid already a few days before Veterans Day. These huge ships are impressive to be seen by both the young and adults.
In addition to visiting the Intrepid, if you are looking for something else to do, you may go to see the Grant's Tomb in Upper West Side. Those who want to shop can take advantage of the large balances. The main store and the large chains always have discounts for Veterans Day on everything from clothing to electronics supply.