Veterans Day marks the World War I cease-fire in 1918. The U.S. Congress changed the name from Armistice Day to Veterans Day in 1954 to honor and celebrate all veterans who have served during peace or wartime.
Remembrance Day in Canada is a day primarily to honor veterans who have died in service to their country. Traditionally, poppies are worn in remembrance.
St. Martin is the patron saint of soldiers, tailors, and drunkards. Martinís feast day coincides with the annual migration of geese in some parts and can be celebrated with a goose dinner.
Indian Summer is a period of warm weather following a cold spell or hard frost. For more than 200 years the Almanac has adhered to the saying "If All Saints brings out winter, St. Martin's brings out Indian Summer." Indian Summer can occur between St. Martin's Day and November 20.
Courtesy of old Farmer's Almanac