Veterans Day 2021: When & How to celebrate?
Veterans Day 2021 – Thursday, November 11! Veterans Day also is known as “Armistice Day” originated on the 11th of November in 1919. That particular year marked the end of World War 1. Though the day originated for the survivor of World War 1, later the day turned out to be a tribute for the living or dead veterans, which is why the day is different from Memorial Day.
Since Memorial Day is only for the dead veterans, Veterans Day exists for all who served the country whether they might be dead or alive now! It’s a very significant day for obvious reasons. Veterans Day is a celebratory holiday for most institutions in the US for justifiable humane reasons.
When is National Veterans Day 2021 USA?
Thursday, November 11 is the Official celebration date of National Veterans Day 2021 in the United States.
History of Veterans Day
During the year 1926 Congress granted a resolution for the celebration of war veterans and from then onwards in the year, 1938 Veterans Day commenced its celebration as a National Holiday. Why date 11, you might wonder! Well, that’s because during the year 1918 on the eleventh hour of the 11th day of the 11th month marked the end of World War 1. At that time the day was known as Armistice Day.
Later in 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower changed the holiday name to Veterans Day. The date was changed into later years but it got its previous celebratory date of November 11, due to the historic sentimental value attached to it. World War 1 was an international incident involving many countries, so other countries also celebrate the holiday-though some of the countries celebrate it in a different name.
How to Celebrate Veterans Day 2021?
- Join in on a parade
You can join in a parade arranged by veterans for their respective forces to see how the people in the force treat their former members.
- Participate in a running spree event
There are some volunteer or NGOs which works for the betterment of injured veterans. If you truly feel for the veterans then you should take part in the running events arranged by such organizations and have some solid impact on their welfare.
- Contribute to the employment of veterans
Veterans face difficulty in finding employment due to the nature of their previous work and sometimes unexpected salary expectations due to inexperience. However, we all know veterans play significant roles on the battlefield- with a bit of guidance they would be perfect employees and leaders. So, you can hire some veterans in your company- as a way of paying tribute to them.
Why did we Love to Celebrate Veterans Day?
For the most significant reason for their contribution to saving our lives from potential dangers. Many veterans get amputated or suffer from various mental disorders due to the traumatic events they endure during their time at the forces. It’s only human and just to feel empathy and respect towards them.
This celebratory day also reveals insight into their psyche. No sane veterans would crave the sufferings of war and wants peace more than anything. So, the celebration of this day also reminds general people like us to gain new perspectives and look for ways to avoid war.
Veterans Day 2021 Quotes, Wishes, Messages, Greetings, Sayings, Status, Captions:
1. “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with lots of pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.” — Woodrow Wilson
2. “It’s about how we treat our veterans every single day of the year. It’s about making sure they have the care they need and the benefits that they’ve earned when they come home. It’s about serving all of you as well as you’ve served the United States of America.” — Barack Obama
3. “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” — Joseph Campbell
4. “The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” — G.K. Chesterton
5. “It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.” — Norman Schwarzkopf
6. “Honoring the sacrifices many have made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy is the very foundation of Veterans Day.” — Charles B. Rangel
7. “True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” — Arthur Ashe
8. “The veterans of our military services have put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. They have dedicated their lives to their country and deserve to be recognized for their commitment.” — Judd Gregg
9. “Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.” — Michel de Montaigne
10. “The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.” — Thucydides
11. “Perfect valor is to behave, without witnesses, as one would act were all the world watching.” — François de la Rochefoucauld
12. “The sanctity of our battlefields, monuments, and veterans institutions is of utmost importance to preserve military history and pay respect to those who fought.” — Henry Waxman
13. “The thing we all had in common wasn’t muscle; it was the will to do whatever it takes.” — Chris Kyle
14. “If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
15. “On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free.” — Dan Lipinski
16. “Heroism doesn’t always happen in a burst of glory. Sometimes small triumphs and large hearts change the course of history.” — Mary Roach
17. “He loves his country best who strives to make it best.” — Robert G. Ingersoll
18. “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” — Nathan Hale
19. “Sometimes you have to pick the gun up to put the Gun down.” — Malcolm X
20. “No man is a man until he has been a soldier.” — Louis de Bernières
21. “Without heroes, we are all plain people, and don’t know how far we can go.” — Bernard Malamud
22. “Duty, honor, country: Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.” — Douglas MacArthur
23. “The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The Soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country.” — George S. Patton
24. “Never was so much owed by so many to so few.” — Winston Churchill
25. “The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.” — Abraham Lincoln
26. “Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower
27. “Americans never quit.” — Douglas MacArthur
28. “America’s veterans embody the ideals upon which America was founded more than 229 years ago.” — Steve Buyer
29. “Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world, but the Marines don’t have that problem.” — Ronald Reagan
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Conclusion: Our veterans are our solid pillars. They are the reason for whom we can continue to fight for a better world and our beloved America is such global power. So, let us all come forward in celebrating the upcoming Veterans Day in a manner that makes them feel respected, appreciated, and adds some value to their life.
General Disclaimer: Every year, the United States celebrated over 1,600 National Days. So, Don’t miss a single Celebration Day. Chill, Enjoy and Celebrate Every Day with National Day Time!