The Office of Veteran’s Affairs provides a history of Veteran’s Day, which began in 1919, when President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day:
“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”
Every year, we honor all the men and women who have served our country through military service. To our veterans past and present, and to our new veterans who returning home after serving abroad, and to those who have served and who are no longer with us: thank you for your service.
Northern Virginia Community College is dedicated to helping our veteran learners transition from active duty to civilian career paths, through both continuing education and certificate or degree programs. NOVA’s Office of Military Services helps all members of the military community (active duty, veterans and family members) achieve their education and career goals.
Members of the military on active or reserve duty, veterans of the armed forces, and family members are eligible to receive educational benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
We honor those of you who have served our country, who are currently serving abroad, and those who are seeking to transition from active duty to post-duty careers. We support you, and thank you for your service.
I originally wrote this article for NOVA’s Workforce Development Division blog.