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Veterans Day: 5 Must-Know Facts

Attention: Putting Kids First would like to honor all Active Duty Military, Veterans, National Guard, and Reservists with a discount on court-ordered parenting classes. After reading our five "must-know" facts on Veterans Day, read more about the discount at the bottom of this post.

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Veterans Day is not Memorial Day.

Veterans Day honors all people who have served in the military, in both wartime and peacetime, whereas Memorial Day honors those who have died in battle or because of wounds sustained in battle. Veterans Day occurs on Nov. 11, whereas Memorial Day occurs on the last Monday of May.

There is no apostrophe in Veterans Day.

This may only interest the grammarians, but there is no apostrophe in Veterans Day. This is because the word "veterans" is an attributive noun - at least according to Dictionary.com. Rather than a day that "belongs" to veterans, Veterans Day is for all to honor those who served or are currently serving.

Armistice Day was the 'original' Veterans Day.

Armistice Day marked the end of the First World War; specifically, the end of the conflict on the Western Front in 1918. Armistice Day is technically (and deservedly) still a holiday in many countries of the world, but American celebrations on Nov. 11 generally focus on Veterans Day, which specifically honors American service members.

Armistice Day became Veterans Day in 1954.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed H.R. 7786 in 1954. H.R. 7786 was an act to honor veterans on Nov. 11 every year. This act replaced the word "armistice" with the word "veterans," and in light of the many wars since the First World War - including the Second World War - the act proclaimed Nov. 11 as a day "dedicated to world peace."

Veterans represent 8.6 percent of the total homeless population.

This is the fact to which we should pay most of our attention. It's one thing to honor our veterans by thanking them in a Facebook status update for their service - it's quite another to consider the problem that veterans represent a significant percentage of the total homeless population in the U.S. For more on this, read this fact sheet from the National Alliance to End Homelessness.

Court-ordered Parenting Classes

Putting Kids First would like to honor all Active Duty Military, Veterans, National Guard, and Reservists with a discount on classes. Putting Kids First wants to continue to honor veterans and help them to meet the requirement for court-ordered parenting classes.

  • From Veterans Day through the end of November, participants who call to register for a class will be given a $30.00 discount. That's half-price for those who register - but is only available to those who register over the phone (not by mail or online) and let them know DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC sent you. Call and register at 888-777-2298 today!

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