Living or deceased: you’re honored

Veterans Day, a holiday celebrated on Nov 11, is a day to honor and thank those that have served in the armed forces and those that were killed in wars, to protect our country. 

Parades and ceremonies held on Veterans day to celebrate those that served, living or deceased.
Parades and ceremonies are held on Veterans day to celebrate those that served, either living or deceased. (

Veterans Day can mean a lot of different things for families. My father is a veteran and my family likes to spend the day with my dad to celebrate him and what he did in the military. 

The very first celebration of the day “Veterans Day” was in Birmingham, Alabama in 1947. And with the approval of the legislation, on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars. 

“It’s a great way to spend time with a family member that had served for us and celebrate them,” Alissa Ketchum says.

There are a lot of ways people show their appreciation for Veterans on other days besides Veterans day. Veterans can find special discounts at stores and restaurants and deals at events. We express our gratitude to those that have served our country in many ways. 

Including, granting them a whole day about them and celebrating the work they have done for our country, and for us.