Veterans Day annually falls on November 11, honoring people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, also known as veterans.
Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day. Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who gave their lives and those who perished while in service.
Because it is a federal holiday, some American workers and many students have Veterans Day off from work or school. Non-essential federal government offices are closed. No mail is delivered. All federal workers are paid for the holiday; those who are required to work on the holiday sometimes receive holiday pay for that day in addition to their wages.