On Veterans Day we recognize veterans and all of those who have offered military service. While the post office and some businesses are closed for the day, Odum Library will observe its regular hours.
Find out more about Veterans Day through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, where you can read this History of Veterans Day, and the Veterans Day National Committee. View the 2015 official Veterans Day poster along with posters from previous years. Take a look at these FAQs about Veterans Day, including the correct spelling and punctuation for the holiday.
As a Federal Depository Library, Odum Library’s Government Documents collection includes many publications about veterans, including these hearings about issues affecting veterans:
- VA Whistleblowers: Exposing Inadequate Service Provided to Veterans and Ensuring Appopriate Accountability, available in print and as an online PDF
- Access to U.S. Department of Veterans Healthcare: How Easy Is It for Veterans?, available in print, microfiche, and online PDF formats
Veterans’ history and needs to extend beyond Veterans Day, of course. The Library of Congress invites public participation in the Veterans History Project. Veteran Brian McGough describes ways to help veterans after Veterans Day. Mark these and other ways to honor and thank the veterans who have served our country.