• National World War I Memorial honors 4.7 million Veterans

    Visitors to Washington, D.C., pass many memorials during their trips. Among those are memorials dedicated to wars throughout the nation’s history. The black granite of the Vietnam War Memorial. The fountains and columns of the World War II Memorial. The 19 stainless steel statues of the Korean War Veterans Memorial. One war—dubbed “The Great War”—has been the only one missing. That changes April 16, 2021, with the First Colors ceremony unveiling the National WWI Memorial.

  • Videos: How patient education promotes VA’s life-sustaining treatment decisions

    Veterans have the right to plan for their VA health care. Having discussions with your care team about your care preferences is important in case you lose the ability to communicate your preferences during a future care event.

  • VA delivers COVID vaccines to homebound and rural Texas Veterans

    William Harris wanted a COVID-19 vaccine but hadn’t left his home in years due to a severe case of COPD. So, VA came to him and others in rural Texas.

  • #HonoringVets: Army Veteran Lori Piestewa

    Lori Piestewa, a single mother of two, hoped to one day realize her goal of attaining a college degree. But in April 2003, she became the first Native American soldier and the first woman to die in the Iraq War. For this #NNAHM, we honor her service.

  • Award-winning VA video series, The American Veteran, receives 2018 regional Emmy Award

    The video story produced by VA focuses on a Veteran boxing training program at Gleason’s Gym -- America's oldest active boxing gym in Brooklyn, New York.

  • Woody Williams remembers the Battle of Iwo Jima

    On February 19, 1945, thousands of Marines landed on a beach of volcanic ash in the Pacific. For five weeks, Marines, Navy Corpsmen and Seabees fought for control of the heavily-fortified island. Williams recalls his experiences and the action that earned him the Medal of Honor.

  • Lili Teeters – former Army medic continues to serve Veterans

    “It’s family that I will never find anywhere else.” That’s how US Army Veteran Lili Teeters describes those she served alongside in Iraq.  As a first-generation American, Teeters thought the idea of paying for college was out of reach, and like many Americans, she witnessed the effects of Sept. 11 and wanted to give back.  So, at just 17, Teeters joined the Army.

  • #OperationSong – “The Forgotten War” by Carl Murphy

    Carl Murphy served in the Korean War, which he feels is not remembered as well as other wars, prompting him to write the song “The Forgotten War.”

  • Red Coat Ambassadors: Improving the veteran experience

     The Red Coat Ambassador Program is part of the […]

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Marcella Ryan LeBeau

    Ninety-nine-year-old Army Veteran Marcella Ryan LeBeau is today's #VeteranOfTheDay.

  • SON VETERANOS – The power of healing through salsa music

    SON VETERANOS is an all-Veteran salsa band formed at formed at the VA Caribbean Healthcare System.

  • The art of therapy – National Veterans Creative Arts Competition and Festival

    This annual competition recognizes the progress and recovery made through that therapy, and raises the visibility of the creative achievements of our Nation’s Veterans after disease, disability or life crisis.

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