On November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day, which later got renamed as Veterans Day, honoring American veterans of all wars. The day honors America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
Ways you can honor a veteran in the workplace:
Say 'thank you.' Expressing genuine gratitude to a veteran is one of the most appropriate gestures on this day of remembrance.
Observe a moment of silence. Take part in a personal or public moment of silence to honor our country's veterans at 11 a.m. On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, The Armistice between Germany and the Allied nations came into effect and ended World War I.
Do your homework. Be familiar with the history surrounding Veterans Day, this could go a long way in the course of casual conversation with a Veteran.