Veterans Day is one of the few holidays that can fall on any given day. Held every year on Nov. 11, it’s a tribute to people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. This year, though, it falls on a Friday, giving some workers a three-day weekend. While you’re not likely to experience any problems if you’ve got retail shopping to do.
What is Veterans Day?
The holiday is meant to honor those who have died in the country’s service and thank those who have served. Originally known as Armistice Day, it was originally proclaimed in 1919 by Woodrow Wilson and became a legal federal holiday in 1938.
There’s a reason we don’t deviate from the Nov. 11 date. On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, a cease-fire (or armistice) went into effect between the Allied nations and Germany, which signaled the unofficial end of World War I.
Is the stock market open on Veterans Day?