Veterans Day, a U.S. federal holiday, is a time to honor and thank those who are serving or have served in the military and are still with us. Veterans Day is different than Memorial Day, which is a day to reflect and remember those who lost their lives in service to their country.

Veterans Day is marked by parades and church services and in many places the American flag is hung at half-mast. A period of silence lasting two minutes may be held at 11am. As this year, Veterans Day falls on a Sunday, government offices and many schools are observing the day on Monday, November 12.  Some schools are closed on Veterans Day, while others do not close, but choose to mark the occasion with special assemblies or other activities.

On Veterans Day, think about how you can show a veteran extra appreciation. Attend a Veterans Day parade or event in your area. Ask a veteran about their service and really listen. Visit a VA hospital. Display the flag to salute our veterans! Businesses across the country observe Veterans Day by offering military discounts and deals:

In addition the list provided above, many museums, theaters, hotels and other institutions offer free or discounted pricing. Contact them prior to your visit to learn about any available veterans’ discounts for Veterans Day and throughout the year.  Thank you for your service!

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