Currently, there are more than 24 million Veterans who have served in the United States Armed Forces that have reintegrated back into our society. It's important that we take time to recognize and celebrate the Veterans who have served our country.
In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a bill proclaiming November 11th as a Veterans Day and called upon Americans everywhere to rededicate themselves to the cause of peace. He issued a Presidential Order directing the head of the Veterans Administration, now the Department of Veterans Affairs, to form a Veterans Day National Committee to organize and oversee the national observance of Veterans Day.
Veterans Day is intended to thank and honor all those who served honorably in the military - in wartime or peacetime. Veterans Day is largely intended to thank living Veterans for their service, to acknowledge that their contributions to our national security are appreciated, and to underscore the fact that all those who served - not only those who died - have sacrificed and done their duty.
For information about local ceremonies, please visit:
Ceremonies at VA National Cemeteries: http://www.cem.va.gov/CEM/cems/2011VetDay.asp#PA
Regional Observances: http://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/regsites.asp
At Home Helpers, we work closely with Veterans to bring care into their homes. For information about the Veteran's Aid and Attendance Benefit, please click HERE.