In the U.S., there are three nationally observed events in November: Election Day, Veterans Day, and Thanksgiving.
Veterans Day used to be called Armistice Day and was originally intended to celebrate the end of World War I. Today it commemorates all men and women who have served in the American armed forces. It is observed on November 11 with parades or special ceremonies. The President usually lays a wreath at the grave of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery that day. Banks are closed for this holiday, but schools and most other businesses remain open.
Last year, in recognition of Veterans Day, we showed an example of a popular military cartoon called Beetle Bailey. It described American culture and listed names of various military ranks.