“Veterans Day is an American holiday honoring military veterans. Both a federal holiday and a state holiday in all states, it is celebrated on the same day as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world, falling on November 11, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.)
Veterans Day is largely intended to thank veterans for their service, to acknowledge that their contributions to United States national security are appreciated…, quoting Wikipedia.
More from Wikipedia:
“The Congress, by an act approved June 1, 1954 (68 Stat. 168), changed the name of the holiday to Veterans Day.”
“The Uniform Holidays Bill (Public Law 90-363 (82 Stat. 250)) was signed on June 28, 1968, and was intended to ensure three-day weekends for federal employees by celebrating four national holidays on Mondays: Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and Columbus Day. After protests by veterans’ groups, it was moved back to November 11 in 1978 (most states had reverted to the original date during the ’70s). Even though it is a federal and state holiday, it is formally observed in most parts of the United States only by government offices and banks.”
“Veterans Day closures, events” in the South Sound, quoting The Olympian.
FROM “ANY SOLDIER.COM“
Want to send your support to a Soldier in harm’s way,
but have no idea of what to send, who to send it to, or how to send it?
How this works:
We have Soldier contacts on the “Where to Send” page. Click through the names and select the one(s) you wish to support. They list what the folks they represent want and need. We even have a search capability so you can easily identify what the troops need most.
All the Soldiers involved in this effort are military volunteers stationed in areas that are in harm’s way. You send your support (letters and/or packages) addressed to them and when they see the “Attn: Any Soldier” line in their address they put your letters and packages into the hands of Soldiers who don’t get much or any mail first. Everything is shared.
We have “What to Send”, “How to Send” and “FAQ” pages to help you properly send letters and packages, please read these. Be sure to also read our “New & Stuff” and “Success Stories” pages. This effort is 110% voluntary. You send your support, and maybe some stuff, directly to whatever unit or units you want, you don’t send us anything.
We also have a video you may watch free online, “Tango Mike!” which is a great overview of how the site works. The video is available for purchase HERE.
PLEASE read the entire web site before you send anything.
We want you to be informed and comfortable with this effort.
Thank you for your support!