Veteran’s Day 2023 is time to stop and honor, celebrate and say thank you to the men and women who have fought to keep our country free. Although Nov. 11th is Veteran’s Day it is also a good time to say thank you to our active service men and women.
Have you ever thought about how much you know about Veterans Day? So often we celebrate the holiday without fully understanding the reason why or how it has become an important date to recognize.
Veterans Day was formerly known as Armistice Day. This day was originally set as a U.S. day to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. In 1938, through an act of Congress, November 11th was made a legal holiday.
In 1954, veterans service organizations, worked hard urging for all veterans and wars to be recognized for their service. The 83rd U.S. Congress amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting the word “Veterans.” On June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.
On today’s show we are featuring the perfect way to gather and honor family and friends who have served our county to keememorative coin p us free and secure. Our guests today have many ways to say thank you and honor our veterans.
Kelsey Perri with Road Scholar has a long list of itineraries perfect for visiting military sites and destinations.
Megan Sullivan with the U.S. Mint has coin suggestions to gift your family or friend showing your appreciation with a beautiful commemorative coin.
Don’t go away before the end of the show, there are deals and more deals for Veteran’s Day.