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Veterans Day

5 Facts to Know About Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a well-known American holiday, but there are also a few misconceptions about it — like how it’s spelled or whom exactly it celebrates. To clear some of that up, here are the important facts you should know.

  1. Veterans Day does NOT have an apostrophe.

  2. Veterans Day is NOT the Same as Memorial Day.

  3. It was originally called Armistice Day, commemorating the end of World War I.

  4. For some inexplicable reason, the bill set Veterans Day commemorations for the fourth Monday of every October.

  5. Other countries celebrate it, too, in their own ways.

  6. Banks and Schools observe the day. Checkout our childcare camp options. 

Learn more about Veterans Day, here.

Facts from the US Department of Defense