Veterans Day 2020 will be on Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

About Veterans Day

Veterans Day is observed every year on November 11th. Veterans Day evolved from Armistice Day, which was proclaimed in 1919 by President Woodrow Wilson. Armistice is when warring parties agree to stop fighting; Armistice Day recognizes the end of World War One when hostilities ceased on November 11th at 11 A.M, 1918 (11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month).

 

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs official site on November 11th, 1947 Raymond Weeks, a World War II veteran, organized a “National Veterans Day” parade in Birmingham, Alabama to recognize veterans of all wars.

National Veterans Day Ceremony

The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery. The ceremony commences precisely at 11:00 a.m. with a wreath-laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans’ organizations and remarks from dignitaries. The ceremony is intended to honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces.

November 11th to December 31st

'TIS THE SEASON OF SERVICE

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Care Comfort Compassion

Vets helping Vets. United Relief Foundation's Hope and Help Partner Inner Voice Chicago Eddie Beard Vet House residents assembling care packages.

You may be surprised to learn that the basic personal hygiene products and clothing most of us take for granted are a luxury to more Veterans than you think and just one personal care kit, a new hat, gloves or yes, even socks help a Veteran in need more than you could know.

Veteran's Day November 11 2020 United Relief Foundation

The theme for the 2020 Veterans Day Poster is: “Vision: Veterans in Focus.”  “Looking back on centuries of Veterans’ service and sacrifice and what we have learned from the past, we must always maintain the vision for the future of Veterans. Putting the Veteran at the center, on Veterans Day we continue to honor all who served, while focusing on the needs of the next generation of Veterans.” ~ VA Statement

Veterans Day National Committee

The Veterans Day National Committee also selects a number of regional sites for Veterans Day observances throughout the country. From stirring parades and ceremonies to military exhibits and tributes to distinguished veterans, these events serve as models for other communities to follow in planning their own observances.  Learn More

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