Veterans Day is the time when America salutes the men and women who have served their country in the Armed Forces, both in peace and war.
If you are a veteran, regardless of when and where you served, you can take pride in your contribution to the defense of the United States over the past 247 years.
For a look at Stars and Stripes recent coverage of this important segment of American society, please visit our Veterans Page.
Here is some of Stars and Stripes’ recent veterans coverage:
The names and legacies of nearly 5 million veterans and service members have been added to an online database operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs, doubling the number of individuals whose military records and contributions are commemorated. ‘My radio to heaven’: Online VA memorial adds the names and stories of millions of veterans, service members
Younger American veterans and military personnel who receive a spoken thanks for their service are more apt to think “thanks but no thanks,” according to a new poll. Younger veterans uncomfortable with ‘thank you for your service,’ poll finds
A Washington think tank looked at the continuing interest by many former service members to keep serving their country after their time in the military ends. Veterans’ desire to serve doesn’t end with military service, advocates contend
The debilitating illnesses that some veterans have suffered from toxic exposure caused by burn pits and other sources continue “long after the guns of war have silenced,” Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough said. VA secretary says providing care to vets suffering from toxic exposure is an obligation
Many restaurants and other businesses across the country are offering free food or discounts to veterans and active-duty service members on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Free food and other deals to thank you for your service this Veterans Day
The former special operations forces that helped evacuate Americans from conflict zones in Afghanistan and Ukraine are now in Israel, rushing hundreds of U.S. citizens to safety as the region plunges into war. US special forces veterans team up in Israel to help Americans evacuate as Gaza crisis worsens
All the veterans coverage at Stars and Stripes: stripes.com/veterans