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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Veterans Day, Veterans, Veterans Day Greetings, Veterans Day E Cards

Veterans Day is an annual American holiday honoring military veterans. Both a federal holiday and a state holiday in all states, it is usually observed on November 11. However, if it occurs on a Sunday then the following Monday is designated for holiday leave, and if it occurs Saturday then either Saturday or Friday may be so designated. It is also celebrated as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world, falling on November 11, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.)

A 'war veteran' (from Latin vetus, meaning "old") is a person who has or is working in the armed forces, or a person who has had long service or experience in an occupation or office.

For the most part, war veterans are treated with great respect in society. In Russia, a tradition was established after the Second World War, where newly married couples would on their wedding day visit a military cemetery. In France, for instance, those wounded in war are given the first claim on any seat on public transit. Most countries have a holiday such as Veterans Day to honor veterans, along with the war dead.

Salute the veteran in your life and send him your love and warm wishes 'coz it's Veteran's Day. Honor those who have fought for America and died for it's freedom. Veterans Day commemorates the extraordinary life led by those in service of the nation. It's time to honor the brave soldiers who safeguard our peace and freedom. Share their fearless spirit with people you know and love. Inspire them more through these elegant veterans day ecards and veterans day greetings.

Free Veterans Day E Cards, Veterans Day Greetings
Veterans Day Greetings Card, Veterans Day Wishes

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