On Veterans Day, we take time to celebrate the service, sacrifice and achievements of almost 22 million Americans who served our nation in uniform – at home and abroad – during times of both war and peace.

We also pay tribute to those who served in the generations that preceded ours and who are no longer with us.

You can honor Veterans of today, and the past, at local events in your community.

HonoringVets_thunder_clap_V2If you attend an event, share your photos using #HonoringVets and we may share them. If you’re not able to attend an event, you can still participate online.  Join VA in #HonoringVets by joining our Thunderclap and sharing a message of gratitude via social media.

You can also follow VA’s social media accounts throughout the day on Veterans Day for photos and stories from Veterans Day activities nationwide.  Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or find a summary of events on our Storify page.



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Published on Nov. 10, 2014

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  1. Danny November 14, 2014 at 1:34 pm


  2. Jalica November 10, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall inherit…These words ring from my Christian roots as I bow my head to give grace to the men and women who have served and continue to serve.

    Learning to go the mile is how disciplined we really become after facing the toughest fight on home soil…The rest is who has your back because when war is on the horizon, everyone looks after each other but we peace is on the home, the fight is struggle for power within ranks…Prejudices form creating obstacles for those who hold true and believe in values that represent this nation, a constitutional recognition of why we are soldiers! To serve others despite the deterrents take more than courage but equal perseverance! Bless Our Soldiers equal or indifferent…All services need to remember as we teach the civilian sector…Our families are the hopes to our survival!

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