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Public and Intergovernmental Affairs

Veterans Day - November 11

Veterans Day School kit
Arlington National Cemetery's Memorial Amphitheater image

Veterans Day National Ceremony
at Arlington National Cemetery's Memorial Amphitheater

Veterans Day Poster image


2006 Presidential Veterans Day Proclamation  - Issued October 31, 2006

National Ceremony Visitor Information

2006 Veterans Day Host Organization - Military Order of the Purple Heart

2006 Veterans Day Regional Sites - Officially recognized ceremonies around the nation

Veterans Day Events in the Washington, DC, Area

Veterans Day Poster Gallery

Veterans Day History

FAQ -  Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about Veterans Day.

Veterans Day National Committee

Veterans Pride Initiative - Encourages veterans to wear their military decorations on Veterans Day

National Ceremony Photo Gallery

Veterans Day National Ceremony Speakers and Speeches

2006 National Veterans Awareness Week - U.S. Senate Resolution 507 encourages all Americans to observe the week of November 5 through November 11, 2006, as National Veterans Awareness Week with appropriate educational activities.

Disabled American Veterans 2006 Veterans Day Poster

Patriotic Fact Sheet - Information about America's most beloved national customs, plus a list of possible school activities for Veterans Day.

VA Kids - classroom activities and information about veterans and VA for teachers and students.

Teacher Ambassador Program - Workshops in several states help forge partnerships with local schools by providing a glimpse into the lives of American servicemen and women, their contributions to our nation's history and patriotism, and the role VA plays in the lives of America's veterans.

Veterans History Project - The Library of Congress invites you to join it in collecting audio- and video-taped oral histories, along with documents such as letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and home movies, of America's war veterans and those who served in support of them during World War I, World War II, and the Korean, Vietnam, and Gulf Wars.

Arlington National Cemetery Home Page

Burial of the Unknown Soldier - November, 1921 -- a first person account.

State and Local Directors of Veterans Affairs

White House Lessons of Liberty - The Veterans' Experience, an Education Website.

For questions or comments, please contact VA's Veterans Day Coordinator at