Aviation and Transportation by Air
The history of veteran's day begins in the year 1919 when the United States President Woodrow Wilson announced Armistice Day on November 12th. So in America every eleventh of November is celebrated as Veterans Day, and is a public holiday observed to honour the thousands of men and women who died, and the millions of people who served their nation in wartime. An interesting fact is that the majority of US war veterans live in only five US states, namely Florida, California, New York Pennsylvania, and Texas. California actually heads the list with more than two million veterans within the state. Veterans Day in the United States is also a day to honour the American flag and all it represents. Every country finds great meaning in its national flag, and for many people their nation’s colours are a source of great pride, and they love to see it floating up in the sky and being honoured. The American flag actually has a rather interesting and unique history.
There used to be thirteen colonies of British North America until the south declared their independence. As a result the flag contains thirteen red and white horizontal stripes with a British Union Flag in the top left corner, and fifty five white stars on this blue background. The flag was designed by congressmen including Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Lynch, and Benjamin Harrison. Get in touch with us here at the Military History website with all your views and feedback.