Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11 and honors all those who stood up for the state in difficult times. Almost every inhabitant of America has a relative who gave his health or life in the service. The date is also dedicated to all who serve in the armed forces now.
Veterans Day was originally celebrated as Armistice Day. For the first time they started talking about him a year after the First World War. In 1926, the date became official. In 1945, the holiday was expanded, dedicating it to all veterans of the country.
Some establishments are closed today for the weekend. Employers often invite veterans to honorable events, provide vacations, award awards or financial incentives. Educational work is carried out in schools so that the younger generation remembers and honors the heroes, study history and do everything possible so that there are no wars in the world.
The US stats say:
- There are about 20 million veterans in the country. California has the largest number, with Texas in second place;
- about half of them suffer from psychological trauma, have problems with housing;
- more than 5 million receive disability benefits, of which 2 million are women;
- veterans for 2018 took part in at least one general war.
How to celebrate
Do you have a veteran friend? Relative, neighbor? Invite him to dinner, ask him to tell stories from the front, offer to help. This is the least we can do. Retell the information to others so that everyone remembers the feats performed for the sake of our lives. Sign up for a charitable organization, learn about topical problems for veterans: help financially, with personal participation – help is always needed!
When is Veterans Day celebrated in 2022?
Veterans Day is observed on November 11 each year.