Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a holiday that remembers veterans and what they did for us.



Veterans are people who served in the military (U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard) in times of war or peace.

In the United States, Veteran’s Day is celebrated on November 11th every year.

If you are in the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force or the Coast Guard you are a Veteran.

There are currently 1.8 million female veterans in the United States.

More than 9 million veterans are over the age of 65.

5 states are home to more than 1 million veterans: California (2.1 million), Florida (1.7 million), Texas (1.7 million), New York (1 million), and Pennsylvania (1 million).




Veterans Day was once know as Armistice Day. On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 it became a legal holiday. Also, the name changed from Armistice to Veteran's Day.