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VETERANS DAY

Quick Facts : Veterans Day

  • Date: Nov 11, 2016
  • National
  • Also Called: Veterans
  • Celebrations: Parades
Veterans Day iImage Credit: flickr/wigwam

Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, was originally set as a holiday to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918 at 11:11am. On November 11, 1921 at 11:11 the USA, France and England each buried an unknown soldier in honor of those who died in World War I. In June 1954, President Eisenhower changed the name of Armistice Day to Veteran's Day to honor all the USA Veterans.

Every year at 11.11 am on 11th November, a combined color guard representing all military services executes "Present Arms" at the tomb. The nation pays tribute to the veterans and keeps a moment of silence.

Veterans Day Observances

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Tue
  • Nov 11, 2008
  • Wed
  • Nov 11, 2009
  • Thu
  • Nov 11, 2010
  • Fri
  • Nov 11, 2011
  • Sun
  • Nov 11, 2012
  • Mon
  • Nov 12, 2012
  • Mon
  • Nov 11, 2013
  • Fri
  • Nov 11, 2016
  • Tue
  • Nov 11, 2014
  • Wed
  • Nov 11, 2015

Us holidays celebrated in year 2016

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Fri
  • Jan 01, 2016
  • Mon
  • Jan 18, 2016
  • Sun
  • Feb 14, 2016
  • Mon
  • Feb 15, 2016
  • Fri
  • Mar 25, 2016
  • Sun
  • Mar 27, 2016
  • Sun
  • May 08, 2016
  • Mon
  • May 30, 2016
  • Sun
  • Jun 19, 2016
  • Mon
  • Jul 04, 2016
  • Mon
  • Sep 05, 2016
  • Mon
  • Oct 10, 2016
  • Mon
  • Oct 31, 2016
  • Fri
  • Nov 11, 2016
  • Thu
  • Nov 24, 2016
  • Sun
  • Dec 25, 2016