Happy Veterans Day 2022
This November 11, 2022, will mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that signaled the end of the Great War. Established in 1926 to honor those who served in World War I, Veterans Day has had unofficial observances for more than a century. And this year, on the official observance, we want to give profound thanks to our Veterans.
Veterans Day is always observed on November 11th yearly since it was created by Congress in 1938 as a day to honor and thank all American veterans for their service during the war. The United States Department of Veterans Affairs also uses the occasion to raise awareness about veterans’ issues and provide services to veterans and their families.
When Did Veterans Day Originate?
The veterans holiday originated when President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the first commemoration in 1919. Since 1926, November 11 has been an official holiday dedicated to the recognition of military service members. Veterans Day is also meant to honor the sacrifices and achievements of those who have served in the military or other armed services.
What Defines a Veteran?
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs defines “veterans” as people who were at one time members of any branch of America’s armed forces that participated in combat during wartime and included those who were awarded medals for their service. The day is known by other names, including:
- Armistice Day
- Veterans’ Day
- And Remembrance Day
Veterans Day is a final tribute to all men and women who have served in America’s armed forces from the Revolutionary War to the present day. Veterans are reminded of the sense of duty that preceded their service and are honored for their service after the conflict. Veterans Day, as a national holiday, is meant to keep all of America’s service members, regardless of their service period or whether they were deployed.
Veterans Day 2022 will be held on November 11, 2022, with commemorations by many of the 50 United States states and government officials. Many authorities, lawyers, and volunteers will use the holiday to raise awareness about veterans’ issues, including:
- the ongoing Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit
- Veteran Suicide Awareness (if you are struggling, please contact the Veteran Crises Hotline for immediate help. You’re not alone)
- and many other issues.
November 11, Veterans Day 2022, has historical meaning in the United States. It will reflect upon past conflicts and honor those who participated in them. November 11, 2022, is also a day to remember those who have served in the armed forces in any conflict since the Revolutionary War. Veterans Day will be observed in most states of the United States.
We hope that on Veterans Day 2022, Americans will take a moment to think about America’s Veterans. Whether serving older veterans by doing their yard work, simply saying thank you, or volunteering, we want to encourage everyone to get involved. Our Veterans fought for our freedoms and the foundation of this country; let’s support them when it matters most.