Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11. It is to honor military veterans, who have served in the United States armed forces. It coincides with other holidays including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day which are celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hours of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. At the urging of major U.S. veterans organizations, Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.
Memorial Day is a U.S. public holiday in May honoring those who have died while in military service. There is another military holiday, Armed Forces Day, a minor U.S. remembrance that also occurs in May, which honors those currently serving in the U.S. Military.
In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. Flag Day is not an official federal holiday, but is the president’s discretion to officially proclaim the observance. It represents the adoption by the second continental congress resolution of the flag of United States June 14, 1777, and the birthday for the U.S. Army June 14, 1775. In 1916, the National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.