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Honoring our Veterans - November 11

Date: November 8, 2022

 

Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11, for honoring military veterans of the United States Armed Forces.

On this day, we honor and celebrate America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

This holiday started as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died in our country's service and was originally called Armistice Day.  It falls on November 11, because that is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. However, in 1954, the holiday was changed to "Veterans Day" in order to account for all veterans in all wars.  

Let us never forget our veterans, and the more than 1 million active union members, who have protected and served our country. Our Union, part of the larger labor movement, honors all those who wore the uniform of the United States, and we thank you for your service.

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