Why do we celebrate Veterans Day? Learn fun facts about Veterans Day on our History Cartoon Network

Taking time out to honor those men and women
who have served our country, stay tuned for more as we share our top 10 interesting facts
about Veterans Day. Beginning with fact number one there are currently
over 18 million veterans living in the United States. With our next fact during the year we have
multiple holidays that celebrate those who have served and that is where many people
confuse Memorial Day with Veterans Day. The difference is for Memorial Day we honor
those who died in service where Veterans Day honors all veterans both dead and living. Checking out fact number three Veterans Day
originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, becoming a Federal Holiday in 1938. The name was later changed in 1954. Checking out fact number four is all about
the day Veterans Day is celebrated on. The reason November 11th was chosen was because
it represents the timeframe of the end of World War I where they said it ended, “at
the 11th hour of 11th day of the 11th month.” Moving on to fact number five, to be honored
on Veterans Day you don’t have to serve during wartime. There are many veterans who served in times
of Peace protecting U.S. Embassies, helping with natural disaster relief and more. With fact number six, there are three states
that top the list with a large population of veterans. those three states include California, Texas,
and Florida. Another interesting fact with fact number
seven, about celebrating Veterans in Europe, Great Britain and Commonwealth countries overseas. It is common for them to observe November
11th at 11 a.m. with a moment of silence. With fact number eight it’s all about taking
time to honor those veterans who have died in service. This actually takes place with an annual memorial
service at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day and Veterans Day too. Checking out fact number nine, on Veterans
Day many veterans around the country in major cities like New York, San Diego, Dallas, and
more enjoy a parade. These parades go on around the country honoring
those who have served. With our tenth and final fact, remembering
those who served so many Americans fly the United States flag in front of their homes
and more as a tribute on Veterans Day. They will even have a moment of silence at
11 a.m. for veterans as a part of Veterans Day. and that is all with our Top 10 Interesting
Facts about Veterans Day. We hope you enjoyed these facts and if you’d
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