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These two variants have different meanings, both of which fit the referent. Veterans' Day means "the day that belongs to veterans" and Veterans Day means "the day of (having something to do with) veterans". The second sense refers to anything having to do with veterans, but since we all know what that relation is, it passes muster. All nouns used as "relational adjectives" are equally broad and work for the same reason: breakfast cereal, radio program, car emissions, etc.
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