The 2013 Veterans Day poster.

Veterans Day celebrations occur all over this great nation and on American installations worldwide.

They often include parades, assemblies and guest speakers who share their stories of service – defending the Constitution in places like Germany, the Pacific, Korea, Vietnam, Somalia, Panama, Southwest Asia and on other posts, camps and stations around the world.

Flyers, programs and photographs are plastered on walls and bulletin boards, and even sent electronically across the Internet to bring attention to one of the most important days in American history.

The National Veterans Day poster, which was first developed in 1978, is one constant that remains.

Each year, more than 20,000 copies are distributed globally. The poster also graces the cover of the official program for the Veterans Day Celebration at Arlington National Cemetery; it establishes the theme for the ceremony and is a popular memento from recognizing the event.

Annually, the Veterans Day National Committee sponsors a contest to find the finalist for the National Veterans Day poster. For the first few years, local Veterans Affairs employees comprised the bulk of the submissions, but soon after, the committee cast a wider net to encourage greater interest in the competition and gain a broader variety of entries.

We’ve received submissions from industry, academia, Veterans and family members, and elementary and middle school children among others, all vying for the chance to have their poster selected.

In all, the committee receives more than 120 submissions each year, and each poster is as unique as its creator.

The one resounding theme is that each poster captures the valor, courage, selfless service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, those who make up less than one percent of our nation.

Do you have an idea for the 2014 National Veterans Day poster? If so, the Veterans Day National Committee wants your submissions. For more information, contact Veterans Day National Committee point of contact, Micheal Migliara, at (202) 461-5386 or email him at

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Published on Jan. 24, 2014

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  1. Leslie Fells January 29, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    What are the requirements for the poster?

    • Yvonne Levardi January 30, 2014 at 9:19 am

      Hi Leslie – please contact Micheal MIgliara for specifics … you can reach him at (202) 461-5386 or email him at

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