Veteran's Day
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Holiday: Veteran's Day

Veterans Day is an official United States holiday that honors people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, also known as veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11. It coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect.)

Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving.

Most sources spell Veterans as a simple plural without a possessive apostrophe (Veteran's or Veterans').

Because it is a federal holiday, some American workers and many students have Veterans Day off from work or school. When Veterans Day falls on a Saturday then either Saturday or the preceding Friday may be designated as the holiday, whereas if it falls on a Sunday it is typically observed on the following Monday. A Society for Human Resource Management poll in 2010 found that 21 percent of employers planned to observe the holiday in 2011.

Non-essential federal government offices are closed. No mail is delivered. All federal workers are paid for the holiday; those who are required to work on the holiday sometimes receive holiday pay for that day in addition to their wages.

Source: Wikipedia: Veterans Day
From YOUR Teacher: Veteran's Day

This is a very important holiday in order to honor those who made tremendous sacrifices defending the rights and freedom of others not only in the United States but throughout the world. I dream of a world of total peace someday free from persecution, genocide, discrimination, and hate. This is an achievable goal if we all make more of an effort and work together.
Test: Reading Comprehension Veteran's Day

Read the information above. In the test questions below choose which is the best answer for each question. There are 5 questions. Good luck.
1.  Veterans Day honors people who served in which of the following?

a.  U.S. Armed Forces
b.  U.S. Military Forces
c.  U.S. Armed Fighters
d.  U.S. Secret Forces
2.  Veterans Day is which type of holiday?

a.  regional holiday
b.  local holiday
c.  international holiday
d.  federal holiday
3.  Veterans Day marks the anniversary of the end of which of the following?

a.  World War I
b.  World War II
c.  Vietnam War
d.  Korean War
4.  If Veterans Day falls on a Sunday it is typically observed on which day?

a.  Sunday (same day)
b.  Monday
c.  Saturday
d.  Friday
5.  Which of the following is usually closed on Veterans Day?

a.  all federal government offices
b.  all walmart stores
c.  non-essential federal government offices
d.  retail stores
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