Veterans Day is on 11 November 2022, Friday, originally known as Armistice Day. It is a national holiday in the US. It is observed annually for honoring military veterans of the United States Armed Forces. They honoured the officers who were discharged under conditions other than dishonourable.
It occurs with other holidays including Remembrance Day which is celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I, and major hostilities of World War I ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 when the Armistice went into effect.
Closures on Veterans Day in the city of Austin
Government offices of the city of Austin will be closed on Friday, November 11, in observance of Veteran’s Day. And business hours will resume on Monday, November 14 due to the weekend.
City Council offices, all recreation, and senior centres, cultural centres, museums, and libraries will also be included in the closures.
Utility Payment Centers will be closed and customers can make payments in a variety of other ways.
Recycling, trash, and composting collections will remain on a regular schedule for Austin Resource Recovery residential collection customers. The Recycle and Reuse Drop-off Center remain open by appointment only.
The Austin Animal Center will also be closed, and resuming regular hours on Saturday, Nov. 12.
Austin Water’s administration offices will also be closed, but for the emergency, the 24-Hour Emergency Dispatch Line will be available.
History of Veterans Day
President Woodrow Wilson on 11 November 1919, issued a message to his countrymen on the first Armistice Day, in which he expressed what he felt the day meant to Americans:
In 1954, Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day, at the urging of major US veteran organizations.
Veterans Day is different from Memorial Day, a US public holiday in May. Veterans Day celebrates all US military veterans, and Memorial Day honours those who have died while in military service. One more military holiday that also occurs in May, Armed Forces Day, honours those currently serving in the US military. Women’s Veterans Day is recognized by a growing number of US states that honour specifically women who have served in the US military.
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