Go back to Countdown World's homepage



Veterans Day!


Veterans Day, known as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other countries, falls on the day World War 1 formally ended between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918.This day commemorates those that lost their lives during the Great War and the subsequent wars that followed.

When is Veterans Day?

Veterans Day will be on Sunday, 11 November 2018. Usually a moment of silence is observed on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

Why was Veterans Day created?

Originally known as 'Armistic Day' the first anniversary of the end of World War 1 was on November 11, 1919. Congress then passed a resolution in 1926 that an annual observance be held and November 11 became a national holiday in the US in 1938. The day was designed to honor both military personnel, both those that are in active duty or have served in the forces at anytime, and those who has died while serving their country in a war.

How can I remember those who died?

Not only can you celebrate Veterans Day on November 11 but throughout the entire year. There are many ways to do this - through writing a thank you note, volunteering, support a veteran-owned business, attend a Veteran's Day event, hang a flag in your yard or at your work or visit the grave of a Veteran.

Is Veterans Day a holiday in the US?

Yes, Veterans Day is an official US public holiday and a federal holiday. If Veterans Day falls on a Saturday, then the preceding Friday might be designated as a holiday, and if it falls on a Sudnay then the holiday will typically fall on the following Monday.

Why is Veterans Day not known as Armistice Day?

Armistice Day became a holiday in the US in the United States in 1926, on June 1 1954, the name was changed to Veterans Day to honor all U.S. veterans. In other countries such as the UK the day is still called Armistic Day or Rememberance Day.

Tip: Wait until the countdown hits 0 if you're in for a treat!

Copyright Countdown World 2018