Veterans Day is one of the most respectable days of the year when we pay our homage and respect to the veterans who was part of the peace and war of the nation and served the country in its dire need. Thus, it becomes our holy responsibility to spend a day only offering them the due love and respect. Every year 11th November we celebrate the day now known as Veterans Day. Originally started as the Armistice Day in 1919 to celebrate the end of World War I that was ultimately renamed as Veterans Day in 1954 to include American veterans of all wars, especially the world war and the Korean War. As Veterans Day 2016 will be celebrated on 11th November, check out the top activities for this special day.
As the day bears a patriotic aura, the day is usually celebrated with patriotic themed performances and parades and rallies with nationalistic speeches from renowned personalities. The day is a national holiday. All the schools, colleges and offices remain closed while the entire country concentrates on celebrating the day!
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Veterans day activities have many dimension. While some prefer to make it grand other tries to make the veterans feel a bit special and more needed. As most of them have reached an age, it often comes as a duty too.
The ceremony of Veterans Day
The ceremony started precisely at 11:00 a.m. at Arlington National Cemetery with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns. Then the program starts inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colours by veterans' organisations and remarks from dignitaries. This ceremony is specially intended to honour and thanks to all those veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces.
Veterans Day Parades
The America's Parade is also a great spectacle of Veterans Day, which is produced by the United War Veterans Council is the country's largest celebration of service. This is one of the most memorable parts of the day’s celebration where the people can gather and encourage the event.
It is another way to celebrate the spirit of the day. Donate what you can to make the days better for those aged veterans who saved the country and fought for the nation. You can also visit the VA hospital near you and spend the day with a veteran.
A gesture of Love
Love is all a veteran wants. So take the day as an opportunity to make them feel special with a written note or a hug or offering them any help they need or just simply spend the day with them talking and having food together.
Veterans Day activities are important to spend the day to pay love and honour to those heroes who risked their lives and sacrificed a lot for our country!