When Veteran’s Day became an official holiday in the United States, Americans honored them by giving out discounts or free items for that day. Many restaurants such as Applebee’s and Olive Garden give discounts or free food to veterans as a thank you to them for their service. Some veterans wear their uniforms when going out on this day. Some places have parades for the veterans in honor of them. Memorial Day and Independence Day in some Americans eyes can be considered a time to honor veterans as well. On Independence Day most Americans wear red, white and blue and shoot off fireworks and play music not only to celebrate America’s birthday, but to honor all the men and women who died in battle as well as honor the ones that are alive.
Some veterans have reunions after the time they served with the people who was with them during that time. Anywhere a reunion is being held like, the beach or in a major city like Boston or Jacksonville, etc. Hotels will give big discounts for the time they served and they respect them by protecting their country. Any tourist’s attractions that a veteran reunion would visit would give out big discounts on how much they have to pay for the tour. In Jacksonville there is a 5k run during the spring in honor of the veterans. Some veterans ge...
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...honored and respected, most still feel proud from being in the military and severing their country.
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