Veterans Day - November 11
National Veterans Day Poster Contest
The 2017 National Veterans Day Poster Contest is complete! Each year the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) National Veterans Outreach Office, in conjunction with the Veterans Day National Committee, publishes a commemorative Veterans Day poster. The poster is selected from artwork submitted by artists nationwide and is distributed to VA facilities, military installations around the world across cities and town in our nation. It also serves as the cover of the official program for the Veterans Day Observance at Arlington National Cemetery.
Over the years these posters have illustrated the rich history of our country's service men and women. The poster clearly reflects our pride and patriotism in saluting Veterans while providing the thematic artistry for the year.
2017 Veterans Day Poster Compition Winner
|Low Resolution||Presentations, on screen viewing|
|High Resolution||Printing up to 11x 17 in. at 200 dpi|
To view examples of past winning submissions visit: www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/gallery.asp.
2017 National Veterans Day Regional Sites
The Veterans Day National Committee recognizes select Veterans Day observances throughout the country that represent fitting tributes to America’s heroes serve as models for other communities to follow in planning their own observances.
National Veterans Day Ceremony
The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery . The ceremony commences precisely at 11:00 a.m. with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans' organizations and remarks from dignitaries. The ceremony is intended to honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces.
Download the National Ceremony Visitor Information here.
Veterans Day National Committee
The Veterans Day National Committee also selects a number of regional sites for Veterans Day observances throughout the country. From stirring parades and ceremonies to military exhibits and tributes to distinguished veterans, these events serve as models for other communities to follow in planning their own observances.
For Teachers & Students
- Veterans Day History
- Poster Gallery
- Take a Vet to School Day
- Veterans History Project
- Veterans Day Speakers
- Volunteering at VA