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

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

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

June 1st, 1954

Armistice Day
Veterans Day

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

June 28th, 1968

The Uniform

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


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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Veteran Services

Our in-depth guide on the latest military benefits & contact information for active duty, reserve, Veteran, retirees, or milspouses.

Explore supportive services for Veterans’ families. We’ve included contact information for VA programs and other top Veteran support organizations (VSOs).

If you’re a U.S. Veteran’s spouse, widow or survivor, check out the available benefits to you.

Explore our in-depth guide on the VA Caregiver Program with requirements, helpful links, contact info, and more!

Home & Loan

Explore our comprehensive guide for Veterans, active duty, and reserves when applying for a VA Loan so you can easily move into your next home!

Are you interested in applying for a VA Home Loan? 

Fill out the form here and a preferred lender will be in touch to discuss further!

Planning on leaving the military or currently retired and want to move to one of the best states for military retirees? Explore our top 8 list!

VA provides grants to Servicemembers and Veterans with certain permanent and total service-connected disabilities to help purchase or construct an adapted home or to 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, check out Stand Down, a homeless Veteran program, to see how they can help get Veterans back on their feet.

ETSing & Career

Are you going to be separating from the military? Explore our guide with helpful resources you’ll need to get started on your civilian life. We’ve also included a downloadable PDF!

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

Explore the top jobs for Veterans for 2021-2022. Plus, find great tips for how to start and where to look for jobs after the military.

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, Servicemembers, and military spouses with meaningful employment opportunities.

Veterans Day articles from our sister site, VeteranLife.

17 of the best 2021 Veterans Day military deals just for you! From restaurants giving away free meals to big-box store discounts – VeteranLife has it all here!

What is Veterans Day? When do we celebrate it? Why do we celebrate it? Explore the history behind this important holiday celebrated every November.

Explore 11 of the TOP veteran memes that sum up our life pretty well – from jobs to your achin’ bod’ to awkward conversations with civilians – it’s all here.

A heartfelt letter to civilians & fellow Vets from Chris Walker, a U.S. Marine officer on the meaning of Veterans Day & how he honors his fellow vets.

Here are a few things that you should definitely NOT do as a way to celebrate celebrate Veterans Day…this year. Or any year, really.

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