Veterans Day is observed on November 11. The day is designated to honor military veterans, both dead and living, who have served in the United States Armed Forces. The observance aims to remind the nation of veterans’ sacrifices to keep us safe and free.

Veterans Day is observed on the same day as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day which are celebrated in other countries to commemorate the anniversary of the ending of World War I. World War I formally ceased on November 11,1918 with the Allies and Germany signing the armistice that put an end to war on the Western Front. Armistice Day was previously observed in the U.S. until it was renamed as Veterans Day in 1954. Veterans Day is a different holiday from Memorial Day. Veterans Day honors the services of all veterans while Memorial Day honors those who perished in military service.

Observance

Veterans Day is a federal holiday, which means that many workers and students are off of work or school. To give Americans the opportunity to celebrate this holiday, non-essential offices of the federal government are closed and federal workers receive holiday pay. Federal employees who are required to work on the holiday, because of the essential nature of their jobs, are paid holiday pay in addition to their day’s wages.

Show of Support

We honor the men and women of the armed services who sacrifice so much to ensure our safety and freedom. They continuously perform dedicated service in times of peace and in times of war.

One way of showing support for our troops is to display the U.S. flag in our homes and businesses. You can show your patriotism in the kitchen by applying American flag appliance covers from Appliance Art. There are different choices of American flag appliance covers such as the U.S. Flag Custom Dishwasher Cover, the God Bless America Dishwasher Cover, the Stars and Stripes Custom Dishwasher Cover, or the U.S. Flag Brush Stroke Dishwasher Cover.

The covers are available in vinyl and magnetic materials. They are easy to apply and can be removed and stored for later use. Enhancing your home with Appliance Art’s American flag covers is a great way to honor our military on Veterans Day and beyond.