Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11th, for honoring military veterans, that is, persons who have honorably served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day which are celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect.
Veterans Day is distinct from Memorial Day, a U.S. public holiday in May. Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day honors those who have died while in military service. There is another military holiday, Armed Forces Day, a U.S. remembrance that also occurs in May, which honors those currently serving in the U.S. military.
November 11, 1918 is generally considered the end of World War I.
On the 11th hour of the 11th day, of the 11th month, the battlefields of Europe fell silent after more than four years of fighting. In 1938, Congress declared Armistice Day a holiday, and, in 1954, the name changed to Veterans Day to honor the veterans.
Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor living veterans who served honorably in the military – in wartime or peacetime.
I heard of a 16-year old today who didn’t know about Pearl Harbor!
The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 75 years ago was one of the most significant events in world history – it brought America into World War II. There were 2,403 American lives that were lost, and another 1,178 who were injured in the surprise air attack.
Miramar Air Show is this weekend! Times are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Gates open at 8 a.m. daily.
Miramar Marine Corps Air Station, Miramar Road, Miramar. Admission, parking and blanket seating are free. Blanket seating is an open paved area where attendees can stand or sit on their own blankets or lawn chairs. Preferred seating areas are available with paid admission. Check the website for details.(888) 695-0888 or miramarairshow.com
“Celebrating 100 years of the Marine Corps Reserve” is the theme of this year’s Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Air Show, held at the home of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. The largest military show in the nation, the three-day air show takes place Friday through Sunday. “The Reserves are comprised of more than 109,000 men and women who play a vital role in maintaining the Corps’ combat readiness and are critical to the Marine Corps’ ability to provide a balanced and prepared force,” said Col. Jason G. Woodworth, commanding officer of MCAS Miramar. If you’re planning on attending the show, here are some highlights.
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