Veterans Day is an American federal holiday honoring military veterans. It is also a holiday in many countries around the world every November 11, where it is Armistice or Remembrance Day. It marks the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I.
Today Veterans Day honors veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice. Veterans Day is always on November 11, regardless of the day of the week on which it falls.
[However, since it DOES fall on a Sunday, Monday, the 12th of November is considered a federal holiday.]
Facts for Features: Veterans Day from the Census Bureau.