Raise your glass to celebrate our seniors! Check out Veterans Day history, facts, and a simple cocktail recipe to honor our heroes.

A veteran with his wife and 2 kids on Veterans Day

Celebrated every 11th day of November, Veterans Day is a national federal holiday observed in the United States to honor all military veterans serving in the United States Armed Forces. Its origins can be traced to the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, when the guns fell silent, marking the end of the First World War. Veterans Day is not only to remember but also to honor those men and women. Served our country in military service. It is a day to show our commitment to support our heroes and their families for all the sacrifices they have made to protect our freedom and their patriotism. As we approach this momentous day, let us reflect on the sacrifices, overcoming challenges, that define our veterans. Let us unite in acknowledging our debt of gratitude to these exceptional souls. In honoring their legacy, we honor the essence of freedom and the enduring spirit of humanity.

Veterans Day Timeline

A senior man holds a US flag on Veterans Day
  • 1919: Armistice Day was first observed on November 11, the first anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I.

  • [1945[1945: Raymond Weeks, a World War II veteran, organizes “National Veterans Day” in Birmingham, Alabama.

  • 1947: Representative Edward Reese of Kansas introduced a bill to change Armistice Day to Veterans Day.

  • 1954: The bill was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Harry Truman on June 1

  • 1971: Veterans Day is moved to the fourth Monday in October.

  • 1978: Veterans Day has returned to its original date of November 11th.

Lesser Known Fun Facts About Veterans Day

Veterans Day banner with American flag
  • Veterans Day is being renamed: In 1954, after World War II and the Korean War, Congress amended the commemoration, replacing “Armistice” with “Veterans,” making it a day to honor all American veterans of war.

  • Observance in other countries: While the United States observes Veterans Day on November 11, other countries such as Canada and the United Kingdom also commemorate a similar day called Remembrance Day or Poppy Day.

  • A moment of silence: The tradition of observing a moment of silence at 11:00 a.m. on November 11th was established as a way of honoring the exact moment when hostilities ceased in World War I.

  • Symbol of Veterans Day: Red poppies are often associated with Veterans Day. The tradition originates from the famous war poem “In Flanders Fields” written by Lt. Col. John McCrae during World War I.

  • Commemorative event: Arlington National Cemetery holds a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier each year on Veterans Day, where the President of the United States traditionally lays a wreath.

  • Respect all veterans: Veterans Day honors all military veterans, living and deceased, while Memorial Day specifically remembers those who have died in military service.

  • Longest living veteran: Richard Overton, a World War II veteran, is one of the oldest verified American military veterans and lived to be 112 years old. He died in 2018.

Cheers to Veterans Day!

As we commemorate Veterans Day, let it be a time to celebrate and honor all of our beloved men and women veterans who have defended our freedom, served our country, and helped shape our values ​​into what they are today.

Joshua and Roger Woodnosedrink owners for Veterans Day

Meet our friends at Woodnose, husband-and-wife team, Justin and Roger. Roger’s father is a USAF veteran, while Roger served in the Air Force. And with their vision, came Sacré.

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Featuring their non-alcoholic and organically produced aperitif, Sacré is sourced from their small family farm in Vermont. They pride themselves on using generations-old techniques to ferment their organic maple syrup, bourbon barrels, coffee, spices, and botanicals that give Sacré its unique flavor for everyone to enjoy! Get your pen ready or screenshot these recipes to save for your next happy hour with the gang!

Apollo Veterans Day Drink
Spiked Warm Cider Veterans Day Drink
Dark and Stormy Veterans Day Drink


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