Veterans Day is on November 11. It is an American holiday to honor people who have completed military service or who are currently serving in the military. It is a federal holiday, so schools, banks, post offices, and government buildings are closed. This year it will be on Wednesday, November 11, 2020.
Who do we honor on Veterans Day?
- We honor all of America’s veterans and soldiers.
- Veterans are people who have served in the armed forces. Soldiers are people who are currently serving in the armed forces.
How many military branches does the United States have?
- There are five U.S. military branches: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard.
- The President of the United States is the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. military.
|Which military branch has the most soldiers?|
The U.S. Army has more soldiers than the other military branches. It is also the oldest branch.
The Army is responsible for land-based military operations and includes the National Guard and the Army Reserve.
Which military branch specializes in seaborne operations?
- The U.S. Navy specializes in seaborne operations.
- The Navy uses ships, submarines, and planes to protect waterways like oceans and lakes.
What are the duties of the Marines?
- The Marines conduct special military operations that require landing on foreign soil from bodies of water.
- Marine operations include land-air power.
What are the duties of the Air Force?
- The Air Force uses planes and other types of aircraft in military operations.
What are the duties of the Coast Guard?
- The Coast Guard protects the coast of the United States, enforces maritime laws, conducts search and rescue operations, and much more.