Veterans day originated as “Armistice Day” on November 11, 1919. In 1926, it became an annual observance and in 1938, it was declared a national holiday. In 1954 President Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day, -now you can test your friends and family on their Veterans Day facts. In the U.S., it is a day of tribute, honoring all American veterans living or dead who served their country.
There are approximately 23.2 million military veterans in the United States and Arrowpointe would like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to those men and women for their service.
From parades, to ceremonies, to concerts, to special tributes, Americans across the country are honoring veterans in a number of ways. Here are few ways you can celebrate this Veterans Day.
Give $500K Back to Vets With a Hashtag
This is one of the easiest things we can do to honor our brave men and women and it takes less than a minute. Love the GIVE campaign is giving $1 to the Bob Woodruff Foundation each time the hashtag #Give2Veterans is used – on any social network, up to $500,000. Learn more about the Love the GIVE campaign.
Attend a Veterans Day Parade
Go to a National Park for Free
Most national parks don’t charge an entrance fee year round, but those that do including, Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Zion National Parks will be waiving their entrance fee on Veterans Day. Check out this list of National parks that will be free this holiday.
Check Out a Memorial, Museum or Monument Honoring Veterans
There are many memorials, museums and monuments recognizing our vets. Simply use Google Maps to find one near you, or Military.com has a handy Museum and Memorial Guide that allows you to search by your state as well as locations outside the United States.