Our Veterans Day History
- In 1938, November 11th was “dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be celebrated and known as “Armistice Day.'” This new legal holiday honored World War I veterans.
- In 1954, after both World War II and the Korean War, the 83rd U.S. Congress amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting the word “Veterans.”
- On June 1, 1954, Nov. 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.
Around the world Veterans Day
- United Kingdom – From late October to November 11th (Armistice Day), the Royal British Legion gives out 40 million poppies that people wear to remember those who served.
- Belgium – Every year since 1928, the country has put on the Last Post Ceremony. A bugler calls out the “Last Post,” noting the end of the day. Poppies are spread out from the tops of the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium.
- France – The French also recognize Armistice Day on Nov. 11TH. The country throws military parades, and its people wear black or dark clothing.
Guest Services’ Veterans Day Promotions
If you or your loved ones have served or know of someone who has, be sure to go to these places, use these promotions that honor them in a small way that they’ve honored our given freedoms.
- Flamingo State Park is offering a 25% discount for rooms and campsites for November to Veterans, Active Military and First Responders
- Giants Ridge offers $10 off a full-day lift ticket for veterans and active military during ski season (late November to early April)
- Lake Mead has a 15% off all recreation and with promo code: military2019
- All of our hotel and lodging units are offering a 25% discount