November 11th is Veterans Day. It is one of the few holidays in the US, like the Fourth of July, that does not change dates for the convenience of falling on a Monday. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of the ending of World War 1. In 1954, it was expended to celebrate all veterans. Guilford County Schools is closed today so we hope teachers and students are doing something to remember Americans who have served in the Armed Forces. Usually, there is a flag raising by veterans in Friendly Center at 8am on holidays celebrating the military (see our old post here). We like the scene of the above window, not too far from Friendly Center, that hangs one flag for each of the branches of the military.
As language people, we just had to study on the notion of Veterans' Day and Veterans Day. It seems the latter spelling, the attributive, as opposed to the former (the possessive case) is preferred by the US Government (see here). Learn more by looking at the 3 minute video clip put out by the US Department of Veterans (no apostrophe) Affairs (here)