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A joint service color guard performs as U.S. Joint Forces Command hosted the Tenth Annual Salute to Veterans concert at Norfolk’s Chrysler Hall Sunday, paying homage to veterans both past and present. Photo by Air Force Senior Airman Bryan D. Axtell
VIETNAM WALL – Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace talks with a wounded Marine from Operation Iraqi Freedom at the conclusion of the Veterans Day ceremony at the Vietnam Wall Memorial, Nov. 11, 2005. Gen. Pace was the keynote speaker at the annual ceremony which began in 1982. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Sean P. Houlihan  Hi-Res Photo | More Photos 
Rice Gives Troops in Iraq Veterans Day Thank You
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2005 - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice paid a Veterans Day visit to troops in Iraq today to honor their service and joined them and Iraqi leaders in inaugurating the Nineveh Provincial Reconstruction Team, headquartered in Mosul. Story
Bush Vows to Boost Programs to Support Vets
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2005 – Veterans who sacrificed and risked their lives for their country deserve the respect and gratitude of their nation, not just on Veterans Day, but every day, President Bush said today at Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa. Story | Remarks
Cheney Thanks Nation's 25 Million Veterans
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2005 – Americans owe their freedom and liberty to military veterans, Vice President Richard B. Cheney said today during Veterans Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, Va. He added that the current generation of servicemembers will continue in their predecessors footsteps. Story | Remarks
Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, thanks the nation's 25 million veterans during interviews with the network morning shows Nov. 11, 2005. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Army Maj. Jeff Becker Pace: U.S. Troops Stand Ready to Get Job Done
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2005 - Marine Gen. Peter Pace told fellow Vietnam veterans that today's servicemembers value the legacy they have inherited and that they stand ready to do what needs to be done. Pace, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, served as a lieutenant during the Battle of Hue City in 1968. Story
Military Will Continue to Pass On Gift of Freedom
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2005 – Speaking on today's network morning shows Marine Gen. Peter Pace thanked America's veterans for their sacrifices. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff represented the 2.4 million Americans in uniform as he assured veterans that today's military would continue to pass on their gift of freedom. Story
Children Honor Sacrifice in Veterans Day Walk
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., Nov. 10, 2005 – Their strides might not have been as long as the adults in the crowd, but each step they took meant just as much. Decked out in patriotic red, white and blue, second grade children from Oak Hill Elementary School beamed with pride as they marched in their annual All Veteran’s Memorial Walk here. Story
Day Has Fresh Meaning for Iraqi Freedom Veterans
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2005 – The newest U.S. war veterans all have stories from their combat zone experience - some good, some bad. For Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans, the images and memories of their comrades are fresh in their minds on Veterans Day 2005. Story
World War II Vets Share Insights With Today's Troops
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2005 Former Tuskegee Airmen -- pioneers who broke through racial prejudice to become the first black U.S. military pilots during World War II -- have solid words of advice and encouragement for today's military members. Story
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A joint service color guard performs as U.S. Joint Forces Command hosted the Tenth Annual Salute to Veterans concert at Norfolk’s Chrysler Hall Sunday, paying homage to veterans both past and present. Photo by Air Force Senior Airman Bryan D. Axtell
ARLINGTON CEREMONY – Vice President Richard B. Cheney places a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery Nov. 11. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Sara Wood  Story |
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| Veterans Day at Arlington | A Visit to the Vietnam Wall
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VA Secretary Thanks Those Who Served
Labor Dept. Launches Employment Program
Group Trumpets 'Taps' for Fellow Vets Funerals
Innovative Program Helps Troubled Veterans Offers Career Resource for Vets
Program Promotes Jobs for Young Veterans
Retail Giants Offer Military Discounts
VA Centers Offer Veterans Qualified Assistance
U.S. Observes Veterans Awareness Week
Newest Vets Get Priority for VA Medical Care
Veteran Recalls D-Day
Military Concert Salutes Veterans
Job Fair Highlights Veterans' Unique Skills
Click to view 'The Great War' Flash special
Veterans Day commemorates the sacrifices of our nation's veterans and is held on Nov. 11, the anniversary of the armistice which ended World War I, Nov. 11, 1918. Click here to view an anniversary special on "The Great War."
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Performers Salute Troops, Vets At American Freedom Festival
NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2005 – Servicemembers, veterans and supporters packed the historic Roseland Ballroom here Nov. 11 for a night of music and a celebration of freedom. Story
'America Supports You' Rolls Down New York City's 5th Ave.
NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2005 - Active supporters of U.S. servicemembers rolled down historic 5th Avenue here today in the city's Veterans Day parade, riding on a float for the Defense Department's "America Supports You" program. Story | Photos
CBS Highlights Program to Support Troops
President Bush
Americans owe a great debt of gratitude to those who have sacrificed for our liberty and for the security of our Nation. We express deep appreciation to our veterans -- the men and women who stepped forward when America needed them, triumphed over brutal enemies, liberated continents, and answered the prayers of millions around the globe.  Proclamation
Defense Secretary Rumsfeld
On this Veterans Day, we thank those serving today and those who have come before, for truly outstanding service to our country, and for making a proud history. God bless you all. And God bless our wonderful country.  Message
Joint Chiefs Chairman Pace
Today is an opportunity for Americans to recognize the tremendous accomplishments and proud heritage of all who have worn the uniform of the United States military.  Message
Then and Now: Americans Support Their Troops
By Bob Dole and Lonnie Moore
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2005 The two of us were born more than 50 years and nearly 160 miles apart. But we are connected to each other – and to so many of our fellow Americans – in ways that easily surpass both age and geography. We were born and raised in Kansas. Both of us are Army veterans. And both of us nearly lost our lives on the battlefield. Story
Women Veterans Tells What Veterans Day Means to Them
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2005  –  Five women, one from each service, including the Coast Guard, told an overflow audience here at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial's theater what being a veteran means to them during a special Veterans Day observance. Story
Command Sgt. Major Praises Women's Service
Woman Vet Recalls World War II
GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D., Nov. 10, 2005 – The popular images of World War II show American men fighting the Axis powers. What are often missing are images of the women pioneers of the nurse corps who patched up the Soldiers so they could face and defeat the enemy. Ann Walker was among those pioneering veterans. Story
Related Links
Dept. of VA - Veterans Day Page
Department of Veterans Affairs
Center of Military History
White House: Honoring Our Veterans
Library of Congress - Veterans History Project
Library of Congress - Veterans Day
Library of Congress - Today in History: Nov. 11
U.S. Census Bureau - Veterans Day Facts
National Register of Historic Places
GovBenefits Honors U.S. Veterans
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