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Celebrate Veteran’s Day


Although it isn’t the most-widely celebrated holiday in November, Veteran’s Day deserves honor. This day of respect and recognition began almost a hundred years ago, on November 11, 1918, when the First World War was officially over. The United States of America, like many other nations, had seen great sacrifice, death and carnage. To remember the men and women who had sacrificed much for the war cause, the country set aside the date November 11th as a federal holiday. Years later, it officially became known as Veteran’s Day when towns began using the day to honor their citizens who had served in the war.

American’s have seen many more wars since 1918, and the Veteran’s Day holiday is a way to show appreciation for the sacrifice the soldiers make. American towns and cities hold ceremonies, parades or speeches and observe a moment of silence at 11:00 in the morning. No matter how you choose to personally celebrate Veteran's Day, it’s a significant day for their legacy to be remembered.

A Day Off

Since Veteran’s Day was officially declared a federal holiday in 1971 by President Nixon, many schools, government offices and businesses have closed their doors on a weekday to allow students and employees to celebrate veterans. This extra day off has allowed many Americans the opportunity to travel, sightsee and enjoy new experiences.

If you are thinking of honoring Veteran’s Day this year with a trip to NYC, you’re guaranteed to have a great time. The city that never sleeps allows you to experience so many more things in a 24-hour period than any other city on earth. Experience the things to do this week in NYC with live stage shows, cruising party tours, hot concerts, fascinating museums and more. Here are a few must-see ways you can tour the city this Veteran’s Day:

• Museum Tours
New York is home to some of the most famous museums in the world. Don’t miss your chance to peek inside! There are several museum tour options that allow you access into timeless classic ages that will leave you mesmerized.

• By Air
Tour the city with an exciting helicopter or hot-air balloon ride. You will be amazed at the views from thousands of feet above as you fly over Manhattan. You can take private or public tours, and definitely don’t forget to bring along your camera.

• By Land and Sea
If you only have a short amount of time to tour New York, consider hopping aboard a city sightseeing tour. You can do this on bus, bike, boat or more. Pick some of the attractions you would most like to see and learn about, and find the cruise that offers it. Boat cruises offer passengers breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge and Ellis Island, while land cruises offer tours of historic buildings and monuments.

Check out all the things to do this week in NYC by visiting with a local tour guide company. You might even score a deal on the day’s itinerary by speaking with a professional who knows the city. Honor the Veteran’s and enjoy your day off by spending it in the best city in the world.