Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans—living or dead—but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.
We would like to honor our nation’s veterans by highlighting two non-profit organizations who provide veteran’s with needed services, support and unique ways to demonstrate our recognition of their service and sacrifice.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars has many programs and services that work to support veterans and service members, as well as communities worldwide. From its inception at the end of the Spanish American War (1898), to more recent times when it became the first supporter, in 2015, for the construction of the National Desert Storm War Memorial in our nation’s capital, no organization has done more for our veterans.
The Honor Flight Network is a national network comprised of independent hubs working together to further the Honor Flight mission, to transport America’s veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to honoring those who have served and sacrificed for our country. Participation in an Honor Flight trip gives veterans the opportunity to share this momentous occasion with other comrades, to remember friends and comrades lost, and share their stories and experiences with other veterans. All honored veterans travel at no cost to the veteran.
Additional healthcare resources for veterans.