Nov 12 Care Mission
Honor and Reflect
Both Veterans Day in the U.S. and Remembrance Day in Canada are this week. Here's what you need to know.
The Facts: Americans observe Veteran’s Day this week, a day to honor people who have served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with the end of World War I, which ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 9.2 million veterans age 65 or older in the United States, and these senior veterans may have served in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, or in the Persian Gulf War. This Veterans Day, you can thank a veteran or ask them about their service and experience.
Remembrance Day in Canada recognizes the sacrifices that Canadians made in armed conflicts, including World Wars I and II. The commemoration is also known as Armistice Day and Poppy Day because of the tradition to wear symbolic red poppies in remembrance of those who died.
A few ways you can show your respect and reverence include
- Thanking a U.S. Veteran on Veterans Day;
- Attending a parade or commemorative event; or
- Asking an older adult about their experiences serving in the military or supporting a military spouse.
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