What comes to mind when you think of Labor Day? Parades … picnics … family reunions … camping … giving thanks.

Aside from looking forward to a long weekend, a day off from work or a family picnic, do you know why we celebrate Labor Day? This day’s origins span from a time in the late 1800s when building our country’s economic growth and prosperity were of utmost importance. It was felt that celebrating the American workforce would contribute to our country’s well-being and promote the nation’s strength.

At VA, we take this opportunity to pay tribute to the dedicated people who care for our nation’s Veterans. Let’s take the time to acknowledge those who sacrificed and fought for our freedom.

This Labor Day, let’s celebrate the men and women who care for our Veterans. If you are a hiring manager, consider hiring Veterans whose many skills include leadership and teamwork. If you are contemplating a job change, think about a career giving back to those who gave so much for our country.

Interested in learning more? Explore our opportunities and pursue one today.

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Published on Sep. 4, 2017

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  1. Jorge September 4, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    To the Veterans Affairs workforce: From my foxhole, you are living by your Mission Statement, Core Values, and Core Characteristics. I am deeply appreciative and grateful for all you do to help Veterans, their Families, and beneficiaries. Thank you!

    A Soldier

  2. Victor R Sellers September 4, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    That would be my family and no one else, as the VA denied any Service Connection, any medical care, any medicine, Any C & P, and access to Any medical evidence, any treatment records, any proper medical boards. I thank my wife and my dead parents for the sacrifices they made in taking care of me when the VA repeatedly turned me away, denying my medical evacuation out of Vietnam was of any significance. Just a dry skin condition, Urticarial hives and swelling for no apparent reason, no consideration of any chemical weapons exposure, or any other reason. Hiding the evidence does not hide the facts.

  3. Gretchen P Reinhardt September 4, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    The entity that needs to honor veterans more is the VA it self. Veterans go to war to fight for freedom and justice, yet that is exactly the first things the VA smashes and denies veterans that are unfortunate to be the victim of a false VA staff complaint or VA Police report, etc.

    There is no “due process” allowed to a veteran; they are just declared “guilty” and “VA convicted” because some retaliatory VA staff doesn’t like a vet or is embarrassed by a complaint to the VA, so the Disruptive Behavior Committee (DBC) can get away with punishing the vet for eternity without any real evidence. Just try to go to the VA OIG: what a joke.

    Try communicating with the Washington DC VA top bras, and complain about the DBC, and the DBC uses that as an excuse to continue to flag the vet as a violent and disruptive patient. I know this for a fact, because I’m one of them in the VISN20, who covers up for the SVC DBC criminals.

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