Veteran’s Day 2015

Today, Wednesday, November 11, 2015 is a federal holiday in the U.S. to observe Veterans Day.

Veterans Day 2015 Poster

Although many federal holidays are observed on Mondays (no matter the actual day it falls in), Veterans Day is always observed on the 11th of November.

More about Veteran’s Day from my post last year, including information on when Filipinos started serving in the U.S. Military, here.


Did you know… of the immigrants serving in the U.S. Military (yes, thousands of U.S. immigrants and non-U.S. citizens serve in the American armed forces), nearly 1/4 are from the Philippines? 

Filipinos and Filipino-Americans have a long tradition of serving in the U.S. Military — including me!

So from this U.S. Air Force veteran to fellow veterans…thank you for your service, and Happy Veterans Day!

Today, please take time to acknowledge your family and friends who served in the armed forces…and thank them for their service and contributions.

4 thoughts on “Veteran’s Day 2015

  1. That is quite a lot of soldiers from the Philippines serving in the US military. Didn’t know that. We also commemorated Veterans Day in Australia yesterday – we call it Remembrance Day. At 11am, most of the country stopped and observed a minutes silence, respecting those who have served in the war in the past. It’s not a public holiday here but we basically observe that day in recognition of this group of brave people each year on this day.

    • Thanks for your comment, Mabel. Good to know how other countries celebrate Veterans Day, too.

      Yes, what surprised me was the high percentage of Filipinos — of the immigrant groups — that serve in the U.S. Military.

      It also explains why there are certain areas in the U.S. (hubs) with large populations of Filipino-Americans. There are many Fil-Am communities in places like San Diego, California, Norfolk, Virginia, the San Francisco Bay area because they have (or had) huge U.S. Navy presence, and many more Filipinos joined the Navy than any other branch of the armed forces.

  2. I was going to ask if it was too late to say Happy Veterans’ Day, but my guess is that it’s never too late. I’m happy to see you posting, and grateful and humbled by your service in the military! A thousand cheers to you 🙂

    • Thank you, Jane — I’m back posting again, and finally participated in the new photo challenge!

      I’m heading over to catch up on your blog, especially because I know I will smile, or most likely, laugh out loud 🙂

      Jane

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