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Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States that is observed annually on November 11. It is a time for us to honor military veterans – persons who served in the US Armed Forces and is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served.

This holiday started as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died in our country's service and as a commemoration of World War I, that 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 when the guns were silenced, and the armistice was called, and peace came at last. It fell on Nov. 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.

Today, we stand united in respect for you, our veterans. We celebrate and honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

OFCCP Honors Veterans Day

In recognition of their service to our country, OFCCP pays tribute to the millions of active duty military, veterans, and military spouses who fortify the American workforce and serve our nation, often at a great personal sacrifice to themselves and their families.

The honorable men and women who defend this country allow America to uphold the values of democracy, freedom, and equality and deserve to be protected from discrimination when they enter or return to the civilian workforce.

At OFCCP, we are proud of our work to ensure equal employment opportunities in the civilian workforce for protected veterans – including veterans with disabilities and spouses of protected veterans.

In honor of our activity duty military, veterans, and their families, to whom we owe our utmost respect, we say thank you.

OFCCP Veteran Resources:

Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bares his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as best he can, the same cause.”


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