Veteran day celebration is on November 11 of every year, and this year’s own will not be different as many States in the United State of America are seriously preparing for this great day celebration. This day was originally called Amistice day until 1954 when President Eisenhower changed it to Veteran’s Day in honour of those who served and died from all wars. Veteran day was first marked 93 years ago (1919). On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 an armistice between Germany and the Allied nations came into effect.
Although this year veteran day fall on Sunday but it is the custom of the United State Government to shift the holiday to Monday, the holiday however is not compulsory for the entire State, individual State can arrange the appropriate time to carry out the celebration. Just like in communities around Nebraska, they are commemorating Veterans Day with everything from school programs to free meals at restaurants for those who’ve served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Several other eateries, hotels, stores, and the rest of them offer various dicount, free and subsidised prices in their products. Red Lion Hotel Anaheim is preparing for a little military fanfare this Veteran’s Day. The hotel offers members of the military a free night’s stay, a special turkey dinner buffet at reduced prices and free s’mores around the pool. Why? To say thank you, something we should all do, and not just on Veteran’s Day (Monday).
A number of Tri-Cities-area businesses are saluting veterans, military service men and women, and their families this Veterans Day by offering local discounts, specials and promotions. Applebee’s free meal, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012: Last year, Applebee’s served more than 1 million free meals to military veterans and active service members. Applebee’s is again offering a free meal to military veterans and active-duty service members on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. There will be seven entrées to choose from, beverage and gratuity not included. Military ID or proof of service required.
Even Amazon don’t want to be left out of this great celebration, that is why they are given away free download of MP3 album, it is only available on Veteran day, the album will be full price come November 12
Veterans Day is officially observed on November 11. However, if it falls on a week day, many communities hold their celebrations on the weekend closest to this date. This is to enable more people to attend and participate in the events. Federal Government offices are closed on November 11. If Veterans Day falls on a Saturday, they are closed on Friday November 10. If Veterans Day falls on a Sunday, they are closed on Monday November 12. State and local governments, schools and non-governmental businesses are not required to close and may decide to remain open or closed. Public transit systems may follow a regular or holiday schedule.