Veterans Day 2021 : Google Honors Happy Veterans Day with a Doodle for the service
Ceremony will be held at the Wayside Cross at the bottom of God’s Acre at 11 a.m. on Veterans Day, November 11, by New Canaan’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 653 in New Canaan to honour and memorialise military veterans.
Veterans Day is a separate holiday from Memorial Day, which is celebrated in May. Today, we honour and thank those members of our community who have made sacrifices for our country and our fellow citizens.
The commemoration of Veterans Day links back in history to Armistice Day, which marked the end of World War I.
Post members and scouts from New Canaan’s Boy Scout Troop 70 planted 1,000 flags on God’s Acre above the Wayside Cross on Nov. 6 in honour of the post’s 100th year of service.
Col. Stephen S. Hamilton, a West Point alumnus, will also speak during the Veterans Day programme.
Google Honors Happy Veterans Day with a Doodle for the service
Designed by Phenix City, AL-based Army veteran and guest artist Steven Tette, the Doodle honours Veterans Day and the sacrifices made by members of the US military. At 11 a.m. on November 11, 1918—the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month—a peace accord was signed that ended the First World War. “Armistice Day” became an official government holiday in 1938 and was renamed “Veterans Day” a few years later.
To show our appreciation for our military veterans, we’ve created a Veterans Day Doodle that features veterans from each branch of the armed forces—Air Force, Marines, Navy, Coast Guard, Army, and Space Force—as well as those who’ve transitioned to civilian life to serve the nation in other ways, as well. Some towns celebrate a moment of quiet at 11 a.m. in honour of the day in 1918 when the Armistice was initially signed, and many public buildings fly their American flags at half-mast.
Thanks for your service on Veterans Day, and have a wonderful day!