Veterans Day is a U.S. legal holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars, and Veterans Day 2021 occurs on Thursday, Nov. 11.
In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in World War I, then known as “the Great War.” Commemorated in many countries as Armistice Day the following year, Nov. 11 became a federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became known as Veterans Day.
Veterans Day is always observed on Nov. 11 with speeches, parades, and church services across the United States and in many places the American flag is hung at half mast. A period of silence lasting two minutes may be held at 11 a.m.
In Joliet, the veterans funeral and cremation specialists of Tezak’s Home to Celebrate Life know that what matters most to those who have lost a loved one is guidance and understanding.
Tezak’s Home to Celebrate Life specializes in all veterans cremation and funeral benefits. Veterans burial benefits include a gravesite in any of the VA’s 135 national cemeteries with available space, opening and closing of the grave, perpetual care, a Government headstone or marker, a burial flag and a Presidential Memorial Certificate, all at no cost to the family.
Cremated remains are buried or inurned in national cemeteries in the same manner and with the same honors as casketed remains. The veterans funeral home experts at Tezak’s Home to Celebrate Life in Joliet, IL are standing by 24 hours a day to respond to your call, expedite transport of your loved one and answer your questions.
The highly acclaimed staff of Tezak’s Home to Celebrate Life have a single focus; provide the best quality service and value to their neighbors and friends. They know that their success depends upon how they treat each and every family they serve. It’s their goal not only to satisfy your needs, but also to exceed your expectations.
Tezak’s Home to Celebrate Life: 1211 Plainfield Rd., Joliet, IL 60435, 815-722-0524. www.tezakfuneralhome.com
Source: The Daily Chronicle