Veterans Day
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9 months ago

Biden speaks at Arlington on 1st Veterans Day in 20 years US not at war

President Joe Biden marked Veterans Day with a traditional wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetary and delivered remarks after meeting with vets.
9 months ago
Biden speaks at Arlington on 1st Veterans Day in 20 years US not at war
9 months ago

What to know about Veterans Day

Veterans Day in the U.S. used to be called Armistice Day and is celebrated annually on Nov. 11.
9 months ago
What to know about Veterans Day
9 months ago

Biden salutes veterans, lays wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Biden called veterans the “spine of America” and promised to “meet the sacred obligation” owed to those who serve.
9 months ago
Biden salutes veterans, lays wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
9 months ago

Honoring heroes: ‘They Called Us Lucky’

Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego, a veteran, opens up about the realities of war in his new memoir, “They Called Us Lucky."
9 months ago
Honoring heroes: ‘They Called Us Lucky’
9 months ago

Veteran shares journey at Bob Woodruff foundation’s ‘Stand Up For Heroes’ event

A Purple Heart recipient shared his journey and inspired fellow veterans at this year’s “Stand Up For Heroes” with his strong message about facing unexpected challenges.
9 months ago
Veteran shares journey at Bob Woodruff foundation’s ‘Stand Up For Heroes’ event
9 months ago

Veteran couple has no idea they're about to get gifted their dream home

Mario and Amy Perez are both veterans who have given back to their country and community in countless ways. Now, Veterans United Home Loans is giving back to them in this emotional surprise.
9 months ago
Veteran couple has no idea they're about to get gifted their dream home
9 months ago

How 1 veteran helps other vets and his community with mental health

Matthew Ryba, a decorated combat veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, has dedicated his life to giving back to fellow veterans.
9 months ago
How 1 veteran helps other vets and his community with mental health
2 years ago

Bill awarding 'Rosie the Riveters' with Congressional Gold Medal passes Congress

A bill honoring American women who joined the workforce to support the war effort during World War II unanimously passed the U.S. Senate on Thursday.
2 years ago
Bill awarding 'Rosie the Riveters' with Congressional Gold Medal passes Congress
2 years ago

Catching up with World War II veterans after their return to Normandy last year

Onofrio Zicari met the family of his friend who died in 1944. Capt. Craig Dolhi got engaged. Maj. Vonn Wright is back with his family in Kentucky. Stan Friday receives France’s top honor.
2 years ago
Catching up with World War II veterans after their return to Normandy last year
2 years ago

Catching up with World War II veterans a year after their return to Normandy

"Don't forget what we did for freedom," one veteran said.
2 years ago
Catching up with WWII veterans a year after their return to Normandy
2 years ago

Veterans Day in 2020: quiet parades, somber virtual events

The U.S. is celebrating this Veterans Day with virtual gatherings and spectator-free parades
2 years ago
2 years ago

Veteran suffering PTSD is helping other veterans through jewelry

Kelsi Sheren turned to art therapy and created Brass and Unity to help herself and other veterans cope with mental and physical stress.
2 years ago
Veteran suffering PTSD is helping other veterans through jewelry
2 years ago

Army veteran injured in Afghanistan receives surprise from 'The View'

Army Sergeant Nathan Shumaker, who was the 300th recipient of a specially adapted home from Homes for Our Troops, shares about his family's struggle and receives a gift from "The View."
2 years ago
Army veteran injured in Afghanistan receives surprise from 'The View'
2 years ago

WWII vet gets drive-by parade for 98th birthday

Police and firefighters in Newport, Oregon, marked a World War II veteran’s 98th birthday with a drive-by parade.
2 years ago
WWII vet gets drive-by parade for 98th birthday
3 years ago

WWII vets reunite decades later at age 95

Wes Piros and Bob Adams recognized each other from a photo from 75 years ago.
3 years ago
WWII vets reunite decades later at age 95
3 years ago

Trailer with nearly 100,000 meals for homeless veterans stolen from nonprofit in Kansas: Report

A trailer with nearly 100,000 meals for veterans was stolen on the holiday weekend meant to celebrate former U.S. servicemen and women.
3 years ago
Trailer with nearly 100,000 meals for homeless veterans stolen: Report
3 years ago

Milwaukee will soon provide tiny homes to veterans

Under the program, veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless can stay in a tiny home for up to two years.
3 years ago
Milwaukee will soon provide tiny homes to veterans
3 years ago

Milwaukee will soon create a village of tiny homes for veterans

Milwaukee will create a village of tiny homes for veterans.
3 years ago
This town will create a village of tiny homes for veterans
3 years ago

Veteran severely injured in Afghanistan given smart home to help accommodate needs

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Jesse Cottle lost his legs from an IED blast in 2009. On the new home built for him, he said, "As a family, I think we'll be able to...do so much more at home."
3 years ago
Veteran severely injured in Afghanistan given smart home to help accommodate needs
3 years ago

Matthew McConaughey, Tom Brady and more celebrities honor veterans

Famous actors, musicians and athletes honored the brave men and women who have served our country on Veteran's Day on Monday.
3 years ago
Matthew McConaughey, Tom Brady and more honor veterans
3 years ago

Honoring the veterans and thanking the military still fighting

“World News Tonight” revisits its stories of those who fought in World War II and returned to Normandy and the men and women in Afghanistan and Iraq.
3 years ago
Honoring the veterans and thanking the military still fighting
3 years ago

97-year-old WWII veteran rides in B-17 bomber

A World War II veteran celebrated Veterans Day by taking a flight in an aircraft that first saw combat at the time of his service.
3 years ago
97-year-old WWII veteran rides in B-17 bomber
3 years ago

World War II veteran shares his secret to living life

Stan Friday, 97, was one of nearly 160,000 Allied troops who landed on Normandy, France, 75 years ago. “I’ll give you a hint,” he told ABC News’ David Muir.
3 years ago
World War II veteran shares his secret to living life
3 years ago

97-year-old WWII veteran takes ride in B-17 bomber to celebrate Veteran's Day

A World War II veteran celebrated Veteran's Day by taking a flight to yesterday -- in an aircraft that first saw combat at the time of his service.
3 years ago
97-year-old WWII veteran takes ride in B-17 bomber for Veteran's Day
3 years ago

WWII veterans lay wreaths in Washington, D.C.

The wreaths commemorated those who served in all of the branches of the U.S. military.
3 years ago
WWII veterans lay wreaths in Washington, D.C.
3 years ago

96-year-old World War II veteran, nicknamed 'Harmonica Pete,' plays national anthem at Knicks game

Pete DuPré delivered a show-stopping performance at Madison Square Garden.
3 years ago
96-year-old WWII vet steals the show at Knicks game with harmonica national anthem
3 years ago

Veterans give helping hand to fellow vets struggling to adjust to civilian life

Veterans describe their work in helping service members transition into civilian life and detail the unique challenges military members face after leaving the service.
3 years ago
Veterans give helping hand to fellow vets struggling to adjust to civilian life
3 years ago

President Trump speaks at Veterans Day Parade

The president opened the parade in Madison Square Park in New York City.
3 years ago
President Trump speaks at Veterans Day Parade
3 years ago

Veteran steals the show with national anthem performance

Pete Dupre, a World War II veteran known as “Harmonica Pete,” performed before a New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden.
3 years ago
Veteran steals the show with national anthem performance
3 years ago

Trump to kick off NYC Veterans Day Parade, offer tribute

Trump to speak at the opening ceremony of the New York City Veterans Day Parade
3 years ago
Trump to kick off NYC Veterans Day Parade next week
4 years ago

Nation honors America's heroes on Veterans Day

A Stand Up for Heroes event brought Bruce Springsteen on stage to help raise nearly $5.5 million.
4 years ago
Nation honors America's heroes on Veterans Day
4 years ago

WWII vets who attended the same flight school reunite decades later at age 95

Wes Piros and Bob Adams recognized each other from a photo from 75 years ago.
4 years ago
WWII vets who attended the same flight school reunite decades later at age 95
4 years ago

Veterans Day: Fast facts

Veterans Day in the U.S. used to be called Armistice Day and is celebrated annually on Nov. 11.
4 years ago
Veterans Day: Fast facts
5 years ago

Meet the mailman who delivered 'good news' during World War II

Now 90, Loyd Leatherman reflects on his career as a mailman during World War II and his mission to deliver "the good news."
5 years ago
Meet the mailman who delivered 'good news' during World War II
5 years ago

Meet the mailman who delivered 'good news' during World War II

Leatherman's mission was one that was crucial to morale, his captain explained.
5 years ago
Meet the mailman who delivered 'good news' during World War II
5 years ago

Old Glory Relay brings together veterans from around the US

Participants in the relay move a single American flag across the country
5 years ago
Old Glory Relay brings together veterans from around the US
5 years ago

Helping veterans and current service members heal through music

A Nashville non-profit, "Soldiers and Families Embraced," helps current and former service members tell their stories through song.
5 years ago
Helping veterans and current service members heal through music
5 years ago

Retired 4-star general and Korean War vet talks path to peace with North Korea

Ret. Gen. Volney Warner talked to ABC News Contributor Col. Steve Ganyard.
5 years ago
Retired 4-star general and Korean War vet talks path to peace with North Korea
5 years ago

West Point Glee Club stages Veterans Day flash mob at Chicago airport

Cadets sang on the stairs of the rotunda inside one of the terminals.
5 years ago
West Point Glee Club stages Veterans Day flash mob at Chicago airport
5 years ago

Top 7 heartwarming military stories of 2017 for Veterans Day

In honor of Veterans Day, ABC News is recalling some of the most heartwarming military stories we've covered in 2017.
5 years ago
Top 7 heartwarming military stories of 2017 for Veterans Day
5 years ago

Most heartwarming military stories of 2017 for Veterans Day

In honor of Veterans Day, ABC News reflects on these touching military stories.
5 years ago
Most heartwarming military stories of 2017 for Veterans Day
5 years ago

Army vet loses 125 pounds on yoga plan of former pro-wrestler Diamond Dallas Page

The veteran's weight had ballooned to more than 300 pounds.
5 years ago
Army vet loses 125 pounds on yoga plan of former pro-wrestler Diamond Dallas Page
5 years ago

Army vet loses 125 pounds with DDP Yoga

Buddy Rich performed yoga workouts to help lose weight and fight depression after getting in a truck accident in 2011.
5 years ago
Army vet loses 125 pounds with DDP Yoga
5 years ago

West Point Glee Club cadets stage flash mob performance at Chicago's O'Hare

The USO of Illinois teamed up with the cadets for the performance inside one of the terminals at O'Hare International Airport.
5 years ago
West Point Glee Club cadets stage flash mob performance at Chicago's O'Hare
6 years ago

Navy Family Celebrates Veterans Day Weekend With Inspiring Photo

LeShaina and Lamarr Hall, who is deployed, have been married for a year.
6 years ago
Navy Family Celebrates Veterans Day Weekend With Inspiring Photo
6 years ago

Army Helicopter Becomes Art But Also Heals Veterans

U.S. Army Huey helicopter #174 has been transformed into an art installation.
6 years ago
Army Helicopter Becomes Art But Also Heals Veterans
6 years ago

Veteran Who Lost Both Legs Works to Provide Hope to Fellow Wounded Soldiers

The former marine shares his inspirational story on "Good Morning America."
6 years ago
Veteran Who Lost Both Legs Works to Bring Hope to Fellow Wounded Soldiers
6 years ago

Veterans Day by the Numbers

The annual median income for veterans is higher than for non-veterans.
6 years ago
Veterans Day by the Numbers
6 years ago

Severely Injured U.S. Army Captain Receives New Smart Home

ABC News' Ali Dukakis takes us inside a new smart home designed for a severely injured veteran.
6 years ago
Severely Injured U.S. Army Captain Receives New Smart Home
6 years ago

When 'World Makes You Cynical,' Veterans Can Inspire, Obama says

The military's principles rise above transitory politics, Obama said.
6 years ago
When 'World Makes You Cynical,' Veterans Can Inspire, Obama says