Definition of Veterans Day noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Veterans Day

BrE BrE//ˈvetərənz deɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvetərənz deɪ//
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a holiday in the US on 11 November, in honour of members of the armed forces and others who have died in war see also Memorial Day, Remembrance Sunday Culture People hang flags outside their homes, and many cities celebrate with parades (= processions). It began in 1926 as Armistice Day in memory of the end of World War I. Its present name was established in 1954.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Veterans Day