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Special Naturalization Ceremonies Commemorating Veterans Day 2012

United States celebrates Veterans Day, in order to honor and thank people who had served the United States. Veterans Day is observed every year, on the 11th of November and this day was earlier celebrated as ‘Armistice Day’.

Later, a resolution was passed by the US Congress in 1926, and the resolution stated that this day must be observed every year and from the year 1938, November 11th, became a federal holiday. According to the legislation signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, in the year 1954, Armistice Day was changed to Veterans Day and this day is commemorated to honor all the veterans.

Events such as Veterans Day parades and public meetings, will be organized in almost all the American states, to honor the veterans. Similarly, USCIS celebrates this day by conducting special naturalization ceremonies. The special naturalization ceremony conducted on November 6th, granted opportunities to service members, to become citizens of the United States. 41 service members who had applied for US citizenship and who passed their interviews, were able to become US citizens.

President Obama, encourages the people of the United States to reflect on the sacrifices of the veterans and honor them, by taking part in public ceremonies. He also requires the State and Federal officials, to display the American flag and take part in patriotic activities, to honor the veterans. This day not only honors the veterans who are dead but it also honors the veterans who are alive. Hence you can make use of this day to honor the veterans by meeting a veteran and thanking him.

Moreover, you need to remember that the Veterans Day and the Memorial Day, are both different. Veterans Day is celebrated to recognize the services and sacrifices of all the veterans and the Memorial Day is commemorated to remember the people who lost their lives while serving the country.

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