Wednesday 22 February 2017
(Week 8)

Veterans' Day 2017, 2018 and further

View below the dates for (among others) Veterans' Day 2017 and Veterans' Day 2018.
You can also see on which day the holiday falls and how many days it is until this holiday.
DateHolidayDay
November 11, 2017 Veterans' Day 2017 Saturday
November 11, 2018 Veterans' Day 2018 Sunday
November 11, 2019 Veterans' Day 2019 Monday
November 11, 2020 Veterans' Day 2020 Wednesday
November 11, 2021 Veterans' Day 2021 Thursday
November 11, 2022 Veterans' Day 2022 Friday
November 11, 2023 Veterans' Day 2023 Saturday
November 11, 2024 Veterans' Day 2024 Monday
November 11, 2025 Veterans' Day 2025 Tuesday
November 11, 2026 Veterans' Day 2026 Wednesday
November 11, 2027 Veterans' Day 2027 Thursday

Significance of Veterans' Day 2017

Veterans' Day 2017 is a federal holiday (previously known as Armistice Day) observed annually on November 11, not only in the United States but in many other countries throughout the world. In the United States, it is a day that honours all men and women that have served as military veterans in the United States Armed Forces. Additionally, Veteran's Day 2017 is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended the World War I hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918. Veterans Day 2017 should not to mistaken with Memorial Day; Veterans' Day celebrates the service of all United States military veterans, while Memorial Day honours those who died while in military service.

History of Veterans' Day

The history of Veterans' Day dates back to the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 when an armistice between Germany and the Allied nations came into effect, bringing an end to World War I. On November 11, 1919, Armistice Day was proclaimed by President Wilson and commemorated United States' Veterans who served in World War I for the first time. In 1926, the United States Congress officially recognized November 11 as the end of World War I and declared that day as the anniversary of the armistice.

In the year 1954, Armistice Day officially became known as Veterans' Day and from then on, became a holiday honouring American veterans of all wars. In 1968 the Uniforms Holiday Bill made an attempt to move Veterans Day to the fourth Monday of October. The bill took effect in 1971. However, this caused a lot of confusion as many states disagreed with this decision and continued to commemorate Veterans' Day on November 11. In 1975, President Gerald R. Ford signed Public Law which stated that Veterans Day would, again, be observed on November 11 from 1978 onwards. Veterans Day 2017 is still celebrated on November 11.

Traditions of Veterans' Day

Traditionally Veterans' Day 2017 is viewed as a time of honour and remembrance. Annually, an official wreath-laying ceremony is held each Veterans' Day at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery (in Virginia), while parades, church services and other celebrations are held throughout the United States. In many places the American flag is hung at half-mast. A period of silence lasting two minutes may be held at 11am. Additionally, many schools choose to mark the occasion with special assemblies or other activities.

When is Veterans' Day 2017

Veterans' Day 2017 is a federal holiday and falls on November 11 annually. The day of the week on which the holiday falls on, changes each year but the date remains the same; consult the above table for exact holiday dates.
See besides 'Veterans' Day' even more holidays, click on one of the links below.

View or download the 2017 calendar.

See also the 2017 Calendar.