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Veterans Day is November 11th

Veterans Day is November 11th
Published on Monday, October 31, 2022, 11:44 AM by DANA DEROUCHEY

Last Updated: November 9, 2022

Veterans Day is November 11th

In honor of this year’s Veterans Day holiday, Team AgLearn is providing information and resources to celebrate all those who have served in the United States armed forces.

The information below is a portion of content quoted from President Biden's Proclamation on Veterans Day, 2022 External Link.

"Today, we honor generations of patriots who have earned the title of “American veteran” — a badge of courage that unites the finest group of former service members the world has ever known.  With their selfless sacrifice, our Armed Forces have forged and defended the very idea of America — a promise of freedom and equality, democracy and justice, possibility and hope.  We owe them an incredible debt that can never be fully repaid."

AgLearn Celebrates Veterans Day

“Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. In 1938, through an act of Congress, November 11th was made a legal holiday.

In 1954, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, the 83rd U.S. Congress amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word "Armistice" and inserting the word "Veterans.” On June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

In 1968, the Uniforms Holiday Bill was signed, ensuring three-day weekends for federal employees by celebrating four national holidays on Mondays: Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and Columbus Day. Many states did not agree with this decision and continued to celebrate the holiday on their original dates. With much confusion, the first Veterans Day under the new law was observed on October 25, 1971.

On September 20, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford signed a law which returned the annual observance of Veterans Day to its original date of November 11th, beginning in 1978. Since then, the Veterans Day holiday has been observed on November 11th.”

USDA Veterans Day Event

USDA Veterans Day Observance 

Virtual Roundtable Discussion: “HONORING ALL WHO SERVED”
Wednesday, November 9th
1:00 PM — 2:30 PM ET

Event Description

Deputy Secretary Bronaugh will provide opening remarks for the Veterans Day program. The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Veterans Employee Organization (VEO), and the Military Spouse Association (MSA) are hosting a virtual roundtable in support of this year’s Veterans Day observance comprised of panelists from our employee resource group who represent Veterans and families of military. Please join our panel of USDA employees to discuss topics and issues unique to their experiences as veterans and military spouses. This roundtable is part of USDA’s workforce and culture efforts to engage with employees and make USDA a great place to work for all. This is an opportunity for leadership and staff, to listen and engage with employees to understand their experiences working at USDA, and to work together to foster a more inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible USDA, both now and in the future.

How to Attend

This is a virtual event open to all USDA Employees. The program will be hosted on Zoom.Gov. After completing the registration form, you will be emailed a ZoomGov link. Please register using your USDA email address. Participants must register for this event.

Register at: USDA Veterans Day Observance Event External Link


An American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter will be available during the live event. Anyone not able to join live will have access to an on-demand recording after the event. The closed caption (CC) transcript will be available after the event.

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