We are because they were.

- RJ Heller


This Veterans Day, take a moment to be thankful for those that have served.  They are our husbands, our wives, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, parents, grandparents...they are US.  As the traditional "thank you for your service" line is sometimes awkward for service members, consider simply giving a heartfelt hug, a solid handshake, and let them know you are glad to have them back! ‪#‎VeteransDay2015‬

Here's a few interesting facts about Veterans Day that you may not know:


  • Veterans Day = For those who've made sacrifices
  • Memorial Day = For those that have made the ultimate sacrifice; people often confuse the two
  • Veterans Day originated as Armistice Day on November 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I
  • It is the only non-religious holiday officially shared among several other countries
  • There are roughly 24 million veterans alive today
  • "The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system with over 1,700 sites of care, serving 8.76 million Veterans each year." -VA.gov  24M / 8.76M per year...this is an unfortunate and significant logistics problem we need to continue to improve
  • There is not an apostrophe in Veterans Day
  • On November 11, 1921, an American soldier was buried at Arlington Cemetery. His identity was unknown and as such, his gravesite is called the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. On November 11, a wreath is laid on the grave by the President or other high-ranking member of the government during a Veterans Day ceremony.

Last Updated: May 24, 2017
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    Travis is a digital marketer and strategist with Jobs2Careers. He's been in and around the tech industry for many years, and has also been a small business owner, web developer, and even a firearms instructor. When he's not at work, you can usually find him knee-deep, working on sports cars, building websites, at the shooting range, or trolling people online.