Wednesday, November 11th is Veterans Day. This is the day U.S. veterans are honored for the many sacrifices they’ve made to keep our country safe and free. USBA salutes all those who serve and have served in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and National Guard.
Did you know Veterans Day was formerly called Armistice Day and originally commemorated the end of World War I on November 11, 1918? Later in 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation proclaiming November 11 as Veterans Day, honoring all those who had served in all American wars.
In 1968, a law was passed changing the national commemoration of Veterans Day to the fourth Monday in October. However, it soon became apparent November 11 was a date of historic significance to many Americans. So in 1978, Congress returned the observance of Veterans Day to its original date.
Veterans Day is always officially observed on November 11, regardless of the day of the week on which it falls. The Veterans Day National Ceremony, like most ceremonies around the nation, is held on Veterans Day itself.
How can you honor those you know who are veterans as well as their families who have also made a sacrifice in service to our country? Visit the USBA eCard Gallery to send them the new 2015 Veterans Day eCard when it becomes available Tuesday, November 10th. Or you can send any of the other Veterans Day designs from past years. All USBA eCards are free so please send as many as you like. Our mission is to honor as many of the over 20 million U.S. veterans as possible. No veteran should ever be forgotten.