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Is it OK to say 'Happy Veterans Day' or 'thank you for your service'? Here's what veterans say

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Veterans Day 2021

Veterans Day may look different again this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but knowing the right things to say to a veteran on the national holiday is the same.

On Thursday, veterans across the country and globe will be celebrated in a holiday dating back over 100 years after an agreement was signed to end World War I hostilities.

"What one veteran may find complimentary, another may find offensive or condescending," John Raughter, deputy director of media relations for American Legion, told USA TODAY.

"There are 19 million veterans, with 19 million different opinions."

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