Veterans Day 2016: Songs & Poems

Veterans Day is a public holiday in the United States that honors all military veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces. Each year, the holiday is recognized on November 11, when the armistice to end World War I was signed in 1918. Also known as Remembrance Day, Veterans Day differs from Memorial Day, which honors those who lost their lives during military service or from wounds endured during battle. According to the International Business Times, there were 19.3 million United States veterans as of 2014, 7 million of whom served in the Vietnam War. Click through our gallery to read some of the most memorable song lyrics and poems in honor of Veterans Day 2016. (Getty)

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