Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Veterans Day and Armistice Day
Our holidays evolve and change. Today in the U.S. it is Veterans Day, which celebrates all military veterans who served. (Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, remembers people who died serving in the military. It started out as Decoration Day, after the Civil War).
Veterans Day began as Armistice Day (after World War I), which commemorated those who died while serving. Over in the U.K. they still celebrate today as Armistice Day. The BBC has a long story titled Armistice Day: Final Tower poppy laid as UK honours fallen.
The image was cropped from a 2004 Veterans Day Poster at Wikimedia Commons.