Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on Nov. 11, that honors military veterans, that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I; major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. The United States previously observed Armistice Day. The U.S. Holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954. Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. Military veterans, while Memorial Day honors those who died while in military service. Observance of Veterans Day will begin in Bluffton at 8:00 a.m., Nov. 11. Larry Core and Thom and Cheryl Craig from the Bluffton American Legion will show fourth graders at Bluffton Grade School how to properly fold the American flag. As Larry Core and Thom Craig show the students how to fold the flag, Cheryl will tell what each fold of the flag represents. Then each student will be given a flag and taught how to fold it. Bluffton American Legion Post 382 will pay tribute to veterans this year on Friday, Nov. 11, at the following locations: Hilty Home, Pandora, 9:00 a.m.; Richland Manor, Beaverdam, 10:00 a.m.; Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton, 1:00 p.m.; and Maple Crest, Bluffton, 2:30 p.m.