November 11, 2014 Holiday – Veterans Day in US

Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to veterans of all wars is annually observed in US on November, 11. However, if it falls on a week day, the celebration is moved on the weekend closest to the date.

Veterans Day marks the anniversary of the signing of the armistice in 1918 (which ended the World War I) and honors all military personnel – living or dead– who served the United States in all wars. But particularly it gives thanks to living veterans who honorably defended their country during war or peacetime. The celebration of the holiday is marked by parades and church services and in many places the American flag is hung at half mast.

Some countries including Great Britain, France, Australia and Canada also commemorate the veterans of World Wars I and II on or near November 11th. Canada has Remembrance Day, while UK celebrates Remembrance Sunday on the second Sunday of November. In Europe it is common to observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. every November 11.

Gifts to US for Veterans Day

Say thank you to all veterans and surprise them on this special day with a gift they are going to remember. A bouquet of fresh flowers accompanied by a bottle of sparkling wine, gourmet chocolate, cake or a fruit basket will make the perfect choice for any veteran on your list.

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