Honoring our Veterans- Wednesday, November 11
November 11, 2020
Veterans Day is important to many of us and is a time to pay our respects to those who have served. On this day, we stand united in our respect for these service members, veterans or family and friends of veterans who have served to protect our country. We celebrate and honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
This holiday started as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died in our country's service and was originally called Armistice Day. It falls on November 11, because that is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. However, in 1954, the holiday was changed to "Veterans Day" in order to account for all veterans in all wars.
When first celebrated as Armistice Day, the day marked the end of World War I, formally recognized on the “11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month” in 1918.
Today we continue to celebrate the day as Veterans Day, still recognizing the original tie with November 11. That means Veterans Day is on the same day every year -- November 11 -- regardless the of the week on which it falls.
Our Union and our Flight Attendant community respectfully express our appreciation for all that you do.