The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 marked a monumental moment in history; the end of World War I. This was the hour when Armistice between the Allied Forces and Germany took effect which ended all major hostilities of World War I. November 11th was known as Armistice Day until 1954, when it was renamed Veterans Day. As we approach Veterans Day this year, we want to take a moment to appreciate the selfless sacrifice that the members of the United States Armed Forces make. Thank you for your service.
This year, millions of folks will be celebrating Veterans Day. There are over 1.4 million members of the United States Armed Forces currently, and Veterans Day honors all members of the Armed Forces, past and present. This raises the total number of Veterans in the united states to almost 20 million, according to research conducted by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
A day full of tradition
Veterans Day pays respect to those who have served. On Veterans Day, you can choose how you wish to say thank you for your service. Some folks give flowers or baked goods to their neighbors or family members who have served. Other Americans choose to donate to charities that support Veterans, like the Fisher House Foundation – a group that builds comfort housing where Veterans can stay for free.
No matter how you choose to say thank you for your service, some Veterans Day traditions cannot be skipped. For one, the American Flag should always be flown at half mast on Veterans Day. There is also a two minute period of silence that begins at 11 AM. Some schools choose to close on Veterans Day, while others remain open. And if you intend to go to the grocery store or use public transit, be sure to check the schedule first; many businesses and public services operate on holiday schedules and reduced hours on Veterans day.
DealDash’s Veterans Day promotion
You can find some exciting promotions on DealDash this Veterans Day. We are increasing the Time As Highest Bidder Meter multiplier to 4X! That means you earn free bids four times faster than normal! We also are scheduling twice the amount of auctions than we normally do. This means that you will have more selection than ever! And if there are any Veterans reading this that are already DealDash bidders, please feel free to contact our Customer Support Team on Veterans day. Let them know you served or are serving, and we will credit your account with 100 free bids. It is our small way to say Happy Veterans Day 2021, and thank you for your service.
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