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Veteran's Day Tips And History


Americans from all walks of life and all around the country celebrate the federal holiday Veteran’s Day every year on November 11. Many of them spend at least a little bit of their time at the lake. This year, why not celebrate Veteran’s Day with family and friends at Lake Buchanan.

An Abbreviated History of Veteran’s Day

President Woodrow Wilson declared November 11 as Armistice Day in November 1919. The day commemorated the date when hostilities between the Allied forces and Germany ceased toward the end of World War I. The fighting ended one year earlier on the eleventh hour of eleventh day in the eleventh month (November 11, 1918 at 11:00 a.m.).

The war didn’t officially end until the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, which took place near Versailles, France on June 28, 1919. U.S. Congress officially recognized the end of the war on June 4, 1926.

On May 13, 1938, Armistice Day was offically made a legal holiday in the U.S. After the Korean War, Congress passed legislation to change the name of Armistice Day to Veteran’s Day in order to honor veterans of all U.S. wars. That legislation passed on June 1, 1954.

How to Honor the Veterans in Your Life

As of Memorial Day 2020, there were still more than 300,000 World War II veterans alive in the U.S. Since then, America has fought several other wars around the world including the Korean War, Vietnam War, two Iraq wars, and a Global War on Terror. Additionally, the country has executed countless other military actions.

There is an estimated 20 million U.S. veterans still alive today. You can honor a veteran in your life in any number of practical ways. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Call your veteran loved one.
  • Text your veteran loved one on his or her smartphone.
  • Raise a flag on your property.
  • Send a postcard or greeting card.
  • Write and mail a letter.
  • Share a meme on Facebook and other social media websites.
  • Make a donation to a veterans advocacy or support charity.
  • Attend a Veteran’s Day event honoring U.S. veterans.
  • Go on a fishing trip with your veteran friend or family member.
  • With the weather as nice as it has been this November, a trip to the lake for boating, camping, and other outdoor activities would be a great way to celebrate Veteran’s Day.

These are just a few of the ways you can honor the special veteran in your life. If you’re headed to Lake Buchanan this Veteran’s Day, participate in the Veteran’s Day Celebration in Kingsland, Texas on November 11.

From Lake Buchanan, LakeHub would like to wish all U.S. veterans and their families a Happy Veteran’s Day.

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