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Happy Veterans Day

Nov 2022

Marcie Glenn

Practical ways to celebrate Veterans Day

Every year on November 11th, Veterans Day is recognized in the United States, honoring the men and women who have served in the armed forces. The holiday was originally celebrated at the “11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month” as Armistice Daythe day World War I ended. The 2022 theme for Veterans Day is “Honor”. From the Department of Veteran Affairs: 

“Veterans are proud of their military service in defending our Nation.  Honor reflects the military value and tradition of answering the call to duty.  There is distinct honor in serving to protect our way of life and the Constitution of the United States of America.  We encourage artists to consider Veteran history of service to our Nation and the honor we owe them for fulfilling patriotic duties.”

The Veterans Day National Committee selects a commemorative poster every year from submissions they receive from around the country. Not only is this poster shared with VA centers and military bases, but it is also used as the program cover for the official observance at Arlington National Cemetery. You can download a copy of this year’s poster here.

The 2022 theme for Veterans Day is “Honor.” The official poster features the American flag along with a marker that reads Duty, Honor, Country.

The commemorative Veterans Day poster is distributed to VA chapters, active bases, and Arlington National Cemetery for the annual observance.

Besides sharing this artwork, here are 3 more practical ways to observe Veterans Day. 

Send a letter to a veteran through A Million Thanks 

A Million Thanks collects and sends thank you letters and notes of support to active, reserve, and veteran military. To date, over 11 million letters have been sent! You can either mail yours to the Million Thanks intake facility or find a local drop-off location near you. In addition to encouraging our military, the organization provides scholarships for higher education to children of service members. 

P.S. Be inspired by this playlist of veterans seeing their wishes granted! 

Wear a red poppy 

Did you know that the red poppy is a symbol of support for veterans and active-duty service members? You can find these at your local American Legion chapter and all donations support disabled and hospitalized veterans. Made of red crepe paper, each “flower” is handmade by a veteran as part of their therapy. 

Commit to hiring qualified veterans 

For companies, one of the most hands-on steps to support veterans is to include them in your candidate pool. Amongst other qualities, veterans bring a strong work ethic, proven leadership, and performance under pressure to the workplace. The US Department of Labor offers an abundance of resources, from a hiring toolkit to connections with regional employment coordinators.  

As a job seeker, here are a few sites and groups to check out: 

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