Marines march in New York Veterans Day Parade, Nov. 11, 2012

We all need a little history lesson every once in a while…

But first, Happy Veterans Day!

Today is one of the many days people around the U.S. take time to celebrate and honor veterans and military men and women for their service, sacrifice, and dedication to protecting the freedom of the American people and this great country. But very little people know why celebrating this day is important or the history behind the tradition of Veterans Day.

Take a look at the history of the holiday devoted to those who have served America!

To help your kids better understand, check out the video below!