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Veterans Day (Armistice Day) cards

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It’s a holiday that’s done its duty. That’s right, it’s Veterans Day, a day to honor our former fighters with flags, Veterans Day cards, parades, and strangely enough, ravioli. Veterans Day happens every year on November 11, but don’t worry, you’ll still get your day off even if it happens on a weekend. It’s a day for all former soldiers to come out in public to be appreciated, and for they themselves to appreciate that they don’t have to fight anymore. There are many ways to honor our former troops: reviewing our history, poems, songs, and quotes for Veterans Day are all very common, and recently, sending greeting cards has become more and more popular. So don’t forget to also take some time out to show some appreciation for military friends or family members with Veterans Day cards or greetings. They’ll probably appreciate it even more than going to a parade, especially since they don’t have to leave the house.

Veterans Day wasn’t always a time to sit with grandpa or send him a Veterans card. It actually began as Armistice Day, named in honor of the armistice that ended World War I. Eager not to have anything like that happen again, President Woodrow Wilson came up with the idea of a holiday honoring all veterans of the war, a holiday which was later made official by Calvin Coolidge. It was at this time that the tradition of eating ravioli during this holiday was born as well, stemming from an abundance of pasta in the White House kitchen. Unfortunately, a couple decades later there was another even worse world war, and in the aftermath of World War II the holiday changed to being in honor of all war veterans. The name officially changed from Armistice Day to Veterans Day in 1954, just in time for the arrival of veterans from the Korean War. But the tradition of eating ravioli remained. Today, make sure you don’t forget to honor the veterans in your life with a tribute, some amateur poetry, or a Veterans Day card - because even if they are no longer active in the military, they’re still active in our hearts.