Veterans Day Tribute

  • Veterans Day Slideshow Intro Slide USAA
  • World War II Veterans
    World War II veterans and their military escorts render honors as Taps is played, at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. The veterans traveled to the nation's capital on an Honor Flight for a two-day tour of D.C.
  • Ann E. Dunwoody
    U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody smiles during her promotion to General, where she was pinned by Chief of Staff of the Army General George W. Casey, left, and her husband Craig Brotchie during her ceremony at the Pentagon Nov. 14, 2008. Dunwoody made hi
  • veteran Places His Hand On Memorial
    A military veteran places his hand on a memorial statue dedicated to all U.S. military veterans during a Veterans Day ceremony and parade in Florida.
  • Members of Rolling Thunder
    Members of Rolling Thunder, an organization for Vietnam War veterans, stand during the playing of the national anthem during the Vietnam Recognition Day at the Lejeune Memorial Gardens.
  • Korean War Veteran
    Military veterans attend the anniversary ceremony for the Battle of Hill 180 at the site where the storied Korean War bayonet charge took place.
  • Ellan Levitsky-Orkin
    Ellan Levitsky-Orkin, a Delaware native who served as a U.S. Army nurse in Normandy during World War II, is greeted by a U.S. Army paratrooper during a ceremony honoring the service of U.S. Army nurses during World War II, in Bolleville, France, June 4, 2
  • Army World Class Athlete Paralympic Program
    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Paralympic Program Sgt. Jerrod Fields, a below-the-knee amputee stretches on the track before the Valor Games.
  • Female Veteran Attends Women's Memorial Dedication
    A veteran listens to speakers from past wars during the 10th Anniversary Ceremony of the Women's Memorial Dedication at Arlington National Cemetery.
  • 45,000 Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Earn Purple Heart
    More than 45,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have earned the Purple Heart award for wounds suffered due to an instrument of war at the hands of the enemy.
  • Marine Staff Sgt. Tim Chambers Salutes Rolling Thunder
    U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Tim Chambers salutes the Rolling Thunder members as they travel to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial through downtown Washington, D.C.
  • Eleanore Sonich
    Eleanore Sonich, Marine Corps veteran, joins 1st Lt. Sarah Burns, public affairs officer, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Master Sgt. Carolyn Dukes, communications chief, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force; 1st Lt. Cristina Bailey
  • Coast Guard Waits to Greet Honor Flight Veterans
    Coast Guard members in Washington D.C., wait to welcome an Honor Flight from Orlando carrying war veterans.
  • American Hero Dog, Iraq War Veteran
    Gabe, a retired military dog who completed more than 200 combat missions in Iraq, was named American Hero Dog of 2012.
  • Veteran Amputee Gets 'Leg Up' with New Prosthesis
    Veteran, amputee Edward Lychik gets 'leg up' with a breakthrough prosthesis, and takes in the scenery near his home in Tacoma, Washington.
  • 'Ms. Veteran America' Uses Title to Help Veterans
    Staff Sgt. Allaina Guitron, winner of 'Ms. Veteran America', uses her title to tell the Army story and help support homeless female Veterans.
  • World War II Veterans Reunite with B-25 Bomber
    World War II Veterans reunite with a restored B-25 bomber during the AirPower over Hampton Roads open house at Langley Air Force Base, Va.
  • A Young Lady Thanks Military Veterans
    A young lady thanks military veterans at the Veterans Day Parade in New York City, N.Y.
  • Patricia Harkey
    Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Penny Couvillion, assigned to the Naval Operational Support Center Indianapolis, talks with retired Chief Mess Management Specialist Patricia Harkey about her days in the Navy
  • Iraq Veteran Walks 7,000 Miles to Support Veterans
    Iraq combat veteran Troy Yocum walks 7,000 miles across the nation, banging his drum and trying to meet his goal of raising $5 million for U.S. veterans and their families.
  • Members of the Warrior Games
    Members of the Warrior Games Navy-Coast Guard team pose for a photograph on the USS Missouri in Oahu, Hawaii.
  • Marine Hands U.S. Flag to Elderly Veteran
    Lance Cpl. Dustin Reddell hands a small U.S. flag to an elderly veteran at the Southeast Louisiana War Veterans home in Reserve, La.
  • Honor Flight Veterans Salute for Group Photo
    Veterans of Honor Flight salute for a group photo in front of the World War II Memorial at the nation's capital.
  • Chicago Bears' Annual Tribute to Military Veterans
    Leadership from the U.S. Army Installation Management Command participate in the Chicago Bears' annual tribute to military veterans on Veterans Day.
  • WWII Veteran U.S. Army Paratrooper
    A Veteran U.S. Army paratrooper who jumped into France with the 82nd Airborne, walks in his jump boots with other WWII Veterans during the 67th anniversary of the Allied invasion of France.
  • Roberta Eaton
    Roberta Eaton, Marine veteran and part of the Women Marines Association, watches the grave-side ceremony for the formerly oldest living female Marine, Miriam Cohen, who was buried, Nov. 17, in Cypress Hills National Cemetery.
  • Korean War Veterans Attend Army Drill Performance
    Korean War veterans watch the U.S. Army Drill Team perform at a special Salute from the Chief twilight tattoo, which honored five civilians for their contributions to Soldiers, Veterans, wounded warriors and their families.
  • Air Force Honor Guard at Bolling Air Force Base
    Airmen with the Air Force Honor Guard at Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., perform during a Veteran’s Day parade in Las Vegas.
  • 86-year-old World War I Veteran
    Joseph Ambrose, an 86-year-old WWI Veteran, attends the dedication day parade for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, November 13, 1982. He is holding the flag that covered the casket of his son, who was killed in the Korean War.
  • Children Show Their Military Appreciation
    Children show their military appreciation during the Las Vegas Veterans Day Parade.


Marine Staff Sgt. Tim Chambers Salutes Rolling Thunder

Veterans Day gives Americans the opportunity to celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of all U.S. veterans. However, most Americans confuse this holiday with Memorial Day, reports the Department of Veterans Affairs. It's imperative that all Americans know the history of Veterans Day so that we can honor our former servicemembers properly.


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Serve Veterans as Well as They Served Us

More than one a day. That is how many members of our active-duty military, Army National Guard and Reserve forces have committed suicide over the last year.
4th Battalion Soldier and Veteran

Ways to Give Back to Veterans

With Veterans Day approaching, it can be difficult to know how you can contribute and give back to our nation's wounded warriors.

To Those Who Dared

USAA salutes all those who dared to take the oath of military service. This Veterans Day, post your thanks with #ThoseWhoDared.