Veteran’s Day

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Certell Wishes You a Happy Veterans Day

Whether you decide to do some community volunteering, donate to a veteran-centric organization, or thank and spend time with a veteran, we hope you take a few moments to honor our veterans today.

As History.com recaps (and provides facts and videos), the first Veterans Day – known originally as Armistice Day – took place on Nov. 11, 1919, and became a national holiday in 1938. Dwight Eisenhower officially changed the name to Veterans Day in 1954.  Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans—living or dead—but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affair answers all your pressing Veterans Day questions, including the correct spelling of the holiday, why some schools close and other don’t, and whether the VA offers free teacher guides (they do).

Events are taking place all across the country, especially in the larger cities, but check in your hometown – you might be surprised how much is going on just steps from your home.

Have a safe holiday!