The day honors military veterans with parades and speeches across the nation. A national ceremony takes place at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Veterans Day ceremonies are also held across the world wherever US veterans are serving or living.
Veterans Day continues to be observed on November 11, regardless of what day of the week on which it falls. The restoration of the observance of Veterans Day to November 11 not only preserves the historical significance of the date, but helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day.
The day is a celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.