Beginning in 1918, at the end of the First World War, November 11th has been commemorated in the United States as the day when all who have ever served or who are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces is celebrated. Each year Veterans’ Day affords Americans the opportunity to pay our respects to all who have served our country honorably during war and peacetime. This holiday, in particular, is a popular one in San Diego, and the city celebrates the thousands of service men and women stationed in and around San Diego.
Veterans Day is also known as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day, as the armistice with Germany was signed on November 11, signaling the end of World War I. Nowadays, besides the great importance of the national holiday, Americans across the nation enjoy the day off and do their best to spend this day in a way that honors military veterans.
What can you do in one single day to honor and show your appreciation for US veterans? Here are 6 easy activities that you and your family can plan for this Veteran’s Day:
6. CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION
There are a plethora of wonderful organizations who offer all manner of support, services and appreciation for our service members. To get a few ideas for donations, you can check out this page.
Today and every day, along with the people of San Diego, we honor our brave Veterans and active duty members who have stood up for freedom…your service, dedication and honor will never go unnoticed. Happy Veteran’s Day!