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2020 VETERANS DAY

SALUTING THOSE WHO SERVED

Why do we celebrate Veterans Day?

We celebrate Veterans Day to honor the soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen who put their lives on the line to defend the freedoms that we take for granted.

Jun 29th, 1919

End of
“The Great
War”

The day the war officially ended with the Treaty of Versailles. The fighting ended 7 months prior at 11 o’clock on November 11th, 1918. Later called Armistice Day.

May 13th, 1938

Veterans Day
Became a Legal
Holiday

This day was meant to remember those who fought and died in World War I.

June 1st, 1954

Armistice Day
Becomes
Veterans Day

U.S., Armistice Day was eventually changed to Veterans Day by President Eisenhower.

June 28th, 1968

The Uniform
Holiday
Bill

This bill was signed to create three-day weekends for Federal employees on four national holidays: Washington’s birthday, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and Columbus Day.

October 25th, 1971

First
Veterans
Day

The first Veterans Day under the Uniform Holiday Bill was on October 25, 1971. This caused outrage that the historical significance of November 11 had been ignored.

September 20th, 1975

Veterans Day
Returned to Its
Original Date

President Gerald Ford returned Veterans Day to its original date of November 11.

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Check out these great veteran resources.

Services

Wounded Warrior Project is a charity and veterans organization with a mission to provide services and programs in the biggest areas of need – physical injuries, mental health, wellness, and isolation.

The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, anonymous, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care.

The American Red Cross offers confidential services to all veterans and their families by connecting them with local, state and national resources through our network of chapters in communities across the United States and offices on military installations worldwide. 

Home & Loan

VA housing assistance can help Veterans, service members, and their surviving spouses to buy a home or refinance a loan. Find out how to apply for and manage the Veterans housing assistance benefits you’ve earned. 

VA provides grants to Servicemembers and Veterans with certain permanent and total service-connected disabilities to help purchase or construct an adapted home, or modify an existing home to accommodate a disability. Two grant programs exist: the Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant and the Special Housing Adaptation (SHA) grant.

If you know a Veteran who is homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless, refer him or her to a local VA Medical Center, where VA staff are ready to help. Veterans and their families can also contact the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans at 1-877-4AID-VET to be connected to VA services. 

Career

Veteran and Military Transition Center is a one-stop website for employment, training, and financial help after military service.

Your Veteran employment career service.

Need help finding work? Separating from service? Get started today!

Learn how your organization can receive an award from the U.S. Department of Labor for hiring America’s veterans.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) initiative launched in March 2011 as a nationwide effort to connect veterans, service members, and military spouses with meaningful employment opportunities. Working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s vast network of state and local chambers and strategic partners from the public, private, and non-profit sectors, our goal is to create a movement across America in hundreds of communities where veterans and military families return every day.

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Veterans Day is a well-know holiday observed every year on November 11th, however, there a few misconceptions about it. Learn about the history of Veterans Day and why we celebrate it.

On November 11th, the anniversary of the Armistice that ended WWI, America honors Veterans Day. Here are a few facts that will help you understand the history and significance of this national holiday.

Each November 11th, is a time to honor those who served our nation and many brands take this time of year to offer some amazing deals. Here are the 20 best veteran deals being offered this year.

There are many companies across the country offering great deals, but there some brands who show their appreciation by giving veterans free stuff.

There are many companies across the country offering great deals, but there some brands who show their appreciation by giving veterans free stuff.

It’s not easy finding a job when you are a military spouse. So we compiled 7 of the best work from home jobs for military spouses out there today.

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