Best Deals, Discounts & Freebies Around Evansville for Veterans Day 2023
Every year many businesses offer specials to both active and retired military members to celebrate Veterans Day, and we have a list of some of the best deals, discounts, and freebies in the Evansville area.
Why We Celebrate on November 11th
November 11th was not always celebrated in the way that it is now. Originally, the day was known as Armistice Day and was celebrated beginning in 1919 as the anniversary of the armistice that went into effect on November 11, 1918, signaling the end of World War I, according to National Geographic.
Originally, the day was known as Armistice Day and was celebrated beginning in 1919 as the anniversary of the armistice that went into effect on November 11, 1918, signaling the end of World War I
Many years later, the name of the holiday would be changed to Veterans Day, and in 1968 a law was passed that would move the observance of Veterans Day, along with 3 other national holidays, to a Monday. A decade later, in 1978, after outrage from veterans groups and a congressional decision, Veterans Day was moved back to November 11th, and it has been celebrated on that day ever since.
Celebrating in the 21st Century
While Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who served and gave their lives for our freedoms. Veterans Day is a day when we honor the living members of our military whether they are on active duty, in reserves, or are veterans and now, in the 21st century, many businesses offer deals, discounts, and even freebies to those who have served our country. Below is a list of some of the best bargains around Evansville for our country's heroes.
[Souce: National Geographic]
Evansville's Best Deals, Discounts & Freebies for Veterans Day 2023
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