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  • In 2016 year Veterans Day falls on
    second Friday of November

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Veterans Day is an official United States holiday which honors people who have served in armed service also known as veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11.

The precursor of Veterans Day was Armistice Day, proclaimed by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson for November 11, 1919, to honor those members of the armed forces who were killed during war World War I. The date of 11th November was chosen to commemorate the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I. An Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) approved May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday — a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as "Armistice Day."

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In 1954, after World War II and after American forces had fought aggression in Korea the Congress amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word "Armistice" and inserting in its place the word "Veterans." With the approval of this legislation (Public Law 380) on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day. Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving.

What if Veterans Day falls on a weekend?

Federal Government offices are closed on November 11, but if Veterans Day falls on a Saturday, they are closed on Friday November 10. If Veterans Day falls on a Sunday, they are closed on Monday November 12.

A list of Veterans Day dates in the following years

Below are the dates for Veterans Day in the next 10 years. You can also see on which day of the week the holiday falls and how many days are left until that date.

Year Date Weekday
2017 11 November Saturday
2018 12 November (observed) Monday
2019 11 November Monday
2020 11 November Wednesday
2021 11 November Thursday
2022 11 November Friday
2023 11 November Saturday
2024 11 November Monday
2025 11 November Tuesday
2026 11 November Wednesday