Veterans Day is when Americans celebrate and honor our actual martyrs’ sacrifices, the U.S veterans whose bravery is exemplary and unmatched.
This honorary holiday in November allows the U.S. residents to express their gratitude to the military veterans for protecting the country selflessly.
Carmel Limos salutes these brave hearts by offering the best limo services in NYC and special discounts for the family members of veterans. Of course, you need to mention that you are related to a veteran and provide some evidence to avail of our discounts.
Veteran’s Day is quite different from Memorial Day and Armed Forces Day, the other two military holidays of the U.S. Here’s a brief history for you to understand the critical differentiation.
On November 11, 1919, President Woodrow Wilson gave a special message to the citizens on the first Armistice Day. In that message, he asserted the importance of Veterans Day and its significance in the key events that led to American Independence. He wished to remember this unforgettable day with much pride and gratitude for the American veterans.
On June 4, 1926, Veterans Day was proclaimed by the U.S Congress to observe the Day with public celebration and ceremonies. On May 13, 1938, November 11 was declared a legal holiday each year based on a Congressional Act.
This Day was regarded as a day dedicated to the reason for World peace and thus was celebrated and known as “Armistice Day” afterward.
In 1945 during World War II, veteran Raymond Weeks from Birmingham, Alabama, expressed the unique idea to expand Armistice Day to celebrate the exceptional service of all the country’s veterans, not just those who died in World War I.
Gen. Dwight Eisenhower also supported this idea to celebrate National Veterans Day. Weeks then led the first celebration in 1947 in Alabama and every year until his demise in 1985. After that, President Regan honored Weeks with the Presidential Citizenship Medal at the White House, in 1982, as the driving power for the national holiday. Elizabeth Doe determined Weeks as the “Father of Veterans Day.”
From Emporia, Kansas, the U.S representative Ed Rees offered a bill establishing the holiday through Congress. President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed the law on May 26, 1954.
Though originally scheduled for celebration on November 11, every year, starting in 1971, Veterans Day was moved to the 4th Monday of October. In 1978, it was moved back again to its original celebration on the Day November 11. On weekends, organizations that the holiday will be closed normally on the adjacent Monday or Friday.
Carmel will celebrate our rich history on this Day while also ensuring the safety of our customers amid the Pandemic. Our vehicles will be thoroughly sanitized before and after service. In addition, we will be providing special discounts for roundtrips if you’re planning to travel outside of New York City for a fun getaway with family and friends.
How is Veterans Day celebrated in New York City?
As it is a federal holiday, several American students and workers have Veterans Day off from their school or workplaces. Private companies and public offices will remain closed while leisure places like restaurants, clubs, and salons will open to the public. All the non-essential government offices are closed, and no mails are delivered. Those who work on that Day receive additional wages, and all the federal workers get paid.
Two minutes of silence by the public is recommended to be observed at 2.11 pm. If you’re visiting New York City, you are lucky since you get to witness and participate in fun events.
Don’t forget to download the Carmel mobile app to book airport limos to pick you up straight from airports in and around New York. We’re offering the most competitive prices on airport transfers. Please check our website for more details.
New York Veterans Day Parade
The 102nd annual parade organized by the United War Veterans Council returns to NYC on Veteran’s Day and observes the 20th anniversary of 9/11. It also honors the 30th anniversary of Operation Desert Storm. This unique parade is the largest and one of the most popular Veterans Day events in the country.
Great Grub Points to celebrate your Veterans Day weekend
Whether you’re looking for affordable eateries from the city’s best food trucks and carts, a delicious meal at one of New York’s best steakhouses, or a tasting-menu dinner at a stunning fine dining restaurant, you can find all of it at the best NYC midtown restaurants.
This plush French restaurant offers seafood delights and has a four-course prix fixe offering to tickle your tastebuds. The pan-roasted langoustine is to kill for, while the wine list is specially curated to include the best of red and white from the vineyards of Paris.
If you’re into grilling and chilling, then there’s no missing this place. It’s pure American at heart and has the best charcoal grilled and smoked steaks and grills in town. So don’t forget to take a Carmel Limo and head straight to this new-age eatery located in the iconic Seagram Building.
This place adds a Korean edge to your American celebrations. In a quiet corner on West 52nd Street, this pocket-friendly Korean hotspot stands out in the backdrop of other restaurants chains and illuminated delis. The menu is refined, rife with authentic vegetarian options and other Korean mains like scallion and pork belly sliders and the fiery “Korean Fire” chicken wings.
Other Places to Be
Brooklyn War Memorial
Dedicated to more than 300,000 heroes who served in World War II, both men and women of the boroughs of Brooklyn, this memorial is made of granite and limestone. You will find 11,500 names of Brooklyn service members carved inside for dedicating themselves to martyrdom during the war. Visit this venue in a sanitized Carmel Limo with your group. Our drivers will take extra care in ensuring that you are protected and safe from COVID infections.
Housed in the city’s oldest building, this is where George Washington bid his last goodbye to his troops. A priceless venue for History buffs is the museum located on the premises. Experience General George Washington’s famous farewell in the historic room, view the collection of Revolutionary War paintings by artist John Ward Dunsmore’s and walk about as your experience history recall first-hand.
The tavern offers American fare along with an extensive collection of whiskey, beer, and cocktails. Avail of our wait time discounts where the Carmel Limo is at your disposal for as long as you need with slashed hourly waiting prices.
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New-York Historical Society
The New York Historical Society hosts several programs on Veterans Day. Historians and veterans will share personal stories on a public platform. Last year, the guests attended the Voices from War Performance in the Historical Society’s Auditorium to hear stories of trauma and homecoming. The Living History: Soldiers of the American Revolution event included re-enacting the New Jersey Regiment life, on and off the battlefield.
November 10 included reading all about mothers in the military and how their children cope with military life. Finally, on November 11, a theatrical event about Deborah Sampson included enacting the woman disguised as a man and fighting with distinction.
This year is no different as the NYHS plans to organize similar theatricals and musicals to evoke American patriotism in people of all ages.
Please don’t forget to book a Carmel Limo and visit these venues with your dear ones for a splendid walk down history lane.
Five Engaging Events to celebrate Veterans Day in New York City
A staged reading of the special prize known as Pulitzer prize-nominated play “War Worlds” will be held. This play recreates the real-life experiences of those military officers who served in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Veterans Day ceremony
The Skaneateles Girls Lacrosse program staff will read the names of those military veterans who have flags placed within the park. In addition, this program includes music from the girls of Skaneateles High Schools Madrigals, some inspiring remarks from the veterans, and a closing blessing.
Armistice Day celebration
At 10:30 am, Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh will read the “Armistice Day for Peace” mayoral proclamation. A bell-ringing along with a minute of silence will take place at the time of 11 am.
Park rededication ceremony
At the Cortland Memorial Park, Church Street, this program will take place at 2 pm. This program includes an invocation, wreath offering ceremony, and firing of rifles. Also, a new Bronze Battlefield cross will be dedicated.
Veterans Day commemoration
This honorary event takes place at 6: 30 pm at the Oswego Town Hall. The program will include a talk offered by John Lamphere on “The Beginning of Veterans Day,” where you can gather some accurate veteran insights to remember this Day with pride.
We’re taking extra care during the Pandemic.
Carmel Limos NYC is known for its exemplary services during the first and second waves of the Pandemic. Veterans Day is going to be no different. Our award-winning services will include:
- Fully-sanitized vehicles.
- Vaccinated drivers who wear masks and use hand sanitizers regularly.
- Meeting Social distancing protocols (A two-meter distance is always maintained from customers).
- Limited passenger rules.
- Reduced prices on wait times so that you don’t have to travel in different vehicles.
Veterans Day is undoubtedly a special day for all Americans to show their love and boundless respect to the war heroes. So remember to download the Carmel Limos mobile app and book your rides for exciting events on November 11. Happy Veterans Day from Carmel Limos!