Veterans Day honors all those who served their country. Each year there is a national ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and several regional ceremonies throughout the country. Find a ceremony near you.
Image description: Today is National POW/MIA Recognition Day, a day that honors the men and women who have sacrificed so much for their country. This observance is one of six days throughout the year that Congress mandates the flying of the National League of Families’ POW/MIA flag. The flag is to be flown at major military installations, national cemeteries, post offices, war memorials and the White House.
Photo courtesy of the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office
Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, DC, and Shanksville, PA. Please observe a moment of silence on September 11 at 8:46 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time to honor the victims.
The anniversary is a day to remember those we lost, and to stand with their families and loved ones. It’s a time to honor all victims of terrorism, including those who have been targeted by al Qaeda and other groups around the globe.
In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, many Americans were compelled to serve their fellow citizens and communities. As a tribute to that spirit, this Sunday will be the third official National Day of Service and Remembrance. This year, more than 1 million Americans are expected to serve in their communities. Service projects range from food drives and home repairs to neighborhood cleanups and disaster preparation activities. You can find volunteer opportunities in your town at Serve.gov.
Learn more about commemorative services and what you can do to honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks.