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Veterans Day – November 11

Date: November 9, 2021

Veterans Day, observed annually on November 11, is a tribute to military veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Not to be confused with Memorial Day, which honors those who died while in service, Veterans Day honors all military veterans, including those still with us.

It is a day that is important to many of us and offers us the opportunity to show our respect for those who have served. We honor America’s veterans for their devotion to country, their patriotism and giving of themselves to serve and sacrifice for all our well-being.

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.

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