Brazosport ISD will be closed Friday, November 11, 2016 in observance of Veterans Day. Classes will resume on Monday, November 14, 2016. We salute the men and women who have bravely served our country.
Several BISD campuses will be hosting special activities and events beginning Monday, Nov. 7, through Thursday, Nov. 10, to pay tribute to community and family veterans across the district.
BISD would like to invite you to join us in honoring these men and women we call heroes.
Click here for a schedule of events.
BISD would like to recognize our very own Veterans:
History of Veterans Day
Q: Which is the correct spelling of Veterans Day?
A. Veterans Day
B. Veteran’s Day
C. Veterans’ Day
A: Veterans Day (choice a, above). Veterans Day does not include an apostrophe but does include an "s" at the end of "veterans" because it is not a day that "belongs" to veterans, it is a day for honoring all veterans.
Q. On what day of the week will Veterans Day be observed?
A. Veterans Day is always observed officially on November 11, regardless of the day of the week on which it falls. The Veterans Day National Ceremony, like most ceremonies around the nation, is held on Veterans Day itself. However, when Veterans Day falls on a weekday, many communities choose to hold Veterans Day parades or other celebrations on the weekend before or after November 11 so that more people can participate.
Q. What is the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day?
A. Many people confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Memorial Day is a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. While those who died are also remembered, Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor ALL those who served honorably in the military - in wartime or peacetime. In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank LIVING veterans for their service, to acknowledge that their contributions to our national security are appreciated, and to underscore the fact that all those who served - not only those who died - have sacrificed and done their duty.