There are currently 25 million veterans in the United States. Nearly three of every four have served during a war or an official period of hostility. About a quarter of the nation's population, approximately 70 million people, are potentially eligible for VA benefits and services because they are veterans, family members or survivors of veterans. Learn more about the VA and how you can help veterans' around the country.
NASDVA is an organization consisting of the top veterans affairs official in each state and territory. Learn more about the organization, their goals, and more information by state.
The most recognized cemeteries in the country, Arlington draws thousands of visitors each year. For some, it's the experience of walking among the headstones that narrate American history; for others, it's a chance to remember our nation's fallen heroes, to commemorate their final resting place. Learn more about Arlington and its rich history, as well as visitor information.
The American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans through the Veterans History Project. Their goal is to make known the realities of war for future generations, directly from veterans themselves.
Just for kids! The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has a page where kids can explore and learn more about veterans and Veterans Day. Learn cool facts about veterans, play games and check out fun activities, plus learn more about the American flag!
Check out different resources for family fun this Veterans Day! Printables filled with patriotic songs and symbols to learn more about America, a Veterans Day quiz, plus, ways to celebrate patriotism as a family!
Events and Memorials
Each year, the Veterans Day National Committee recognizes select Veterans Day observances throughout the country that represent fitting tributes to America’s heroes. From parades and ceremonies to military exhibits and tributes to distinguished veterans, the events listed serve as a model for other communities to follow in planning their own observances.
Written by UpTake Attractions, the blog post highlights 13 memorials throughout the country, which honor America's veterans. From Arlington, VA to San Diego, CA, check out the list and plan your visit!