Every day is Veterans Day at VA. To all those who have served, and those serving today, we thank you for your service. Here is a photo album of Veterans Day events across America and across the ages.


Vietnam Memorial Wall

The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war. General Douglas McArthur


Child holding on to his parent

We owe our World War II veterans – and all our Veterans – a debt we can never fully repay.Doc Hastings


Man in wheelchair at WWII Monument

We remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give and we remember the devotion and gallantry with which all of them ennobled their nation as they became champions of a noble cause. President Ronald Reagan


Airman giving a child a high 5

Be fit for more than the thing you are now doing. Let everyone know that you have a reserve in yourself, that you have more power than you are now using. President James A. Garfield


Soldiers, Airman, Sailors, Marines saluting soldiers with raised swords

The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone. It is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Patrick Henry


Retired U.S. Air Force Major John Bartine

Lord, bid war’s trumpet cease. Fold the whole earth in peace. Oliver Wendell Holmes


Dog tags

There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism. Alexander Hamilton


Child welcomes home US Military troops at the airport

The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation. President George Washington


WWII Veteran

We are the land of the free because we are the home of the brave. Unknown


Two people hugging

Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime. Adlai Stevenson


Veteran holding and waving small flag to welcome home US Troops

It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle. General Norman Schwarzkopf


US Navy - US Flag folding ceremony

Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it. Unknown


US Soldier Playing Taps

America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand. President Harry S Truman

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Published on Nov. 9, 2018

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  1. kathleen epple November 16, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    I am praying that you can help me find my son Sgt.Russell James Briggs. He came home from Iran and has disinherited his family and denied our belief in him. I have spent years trying to find him and to at least know if he is still with us. His grandfather, who he was named for, died in March 2017. My father kept asking for him and I could not give him the peace he wanted. My father was so prould of his grandson as My father, Russell L Riegel was a Korean War vet. If you can provide any information or help I would be so appreciative as well as his 2 botherd, John T & Charles D briggs. Thank you, Kathleen R. Epple

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