"What's Veterans Day?" people ask. "Is that Memorial Day?"
According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, many Americans confuse Veterans Day with Memorial Day. What's more, some Americans don't even know why we honor our veterans on November 11. Here is a brief history so we can remember our service members properly.
Veterans Day or Armistice Day was set as a legal holiday after the end of World War I. After the end of World War II and the Korean War, the holiday was officially named Veterans Day to honor all soldiers who have served.
So what's the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day? Memorial Day honors service members who died in service of our country. While Veterans Day is a day to thank and honor our living veterans who served and continue to serve honorably.
“When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?” -George Canning
“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” -Elmer Davis
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” -John Fitzgerald Kennedy
HireVue would like to thank all who have served and continue to serve our country today. And we especially want to thank the veterans at HireVue. You know who you are and we applaud you for your service and sacrifice for our country.