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 National Veterans and Military Families Month, 2023 External Link
"During National Veterans and Military Families Month, we recognize that our military and veteran families answer our Nation’s call to duty, and we recommit to doing right by their service and sacrifice."
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.”
- More information about Veterans Day External Link
- Employment Resources for Veterans from USDA External Link
USDA Veterans Day Observances 2023
Please join the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (OASCR) and the Office of Human Resources Management (OHRM) for USDA's 2023 Veterans Day Observance.
Veterans Day a time to honor those who selflessly devoted their time in the U.S. military to protect the freedoms of others. It is an opportunity to pay respect and let those who have made many sacrifices know that their sacrifice has not gone unnoticed.
The national theme this year is “Service.” We should all be proud of the sacrifices that our service men and women have made by defending our country. Honor reflects the military value and tradition of answering the call to duty. There is distinct honor in serving to protect our way of life and the Constitution of the United States of America.
Date: Thursday, November 9, 2023
Time: 1-2:00pm ET / 12-1:00pm
The event will be hybrid -- in person at the Whitten Patio and virtual.
Additional Veterans Day Events
Additional Veterans Day events that may be of interest to you.
- Red, White and Blue at Whitten (November 8-14, 2023)
- Veterans Day Observance (November 9, 2023)
- Veterans Walk (November 9, 2023)
- APHIS Veterans Day Event (November 9, 2023)
- Wall of Honor (November 6-17, 2023)
- USDA Wears RED: Remembering Everyone Deployed Social Media Blast (November 13-17, 2023
- Veterans & Military Families Virtual Resource Fair (November 14-16, 2023)
- What to Know About Military Buy Back, Annual & Sick Leave, and USERRA
- Veterans Benefits Overview, and Resources for Military Families
- USDA Serves Those Who Have Served: Support Programs for Veterans and Military Families
Learn more about and register for these Additional Veterans Day Events External Link
Selected AgLearn Resources
- Learning Path: Transition from Military to Civilian Employment External Link
- Course: Recruiting Veterans External Link
- Course: LinkedIn for Veterans External Link
- Course: Translating Your Military Skills to Civilian Workplace External Link
- eBook: From We Will to at Will: A Handbook For Veteran Hiring, Transitioning, and Thriving in the Workplace External Link
- eBook: Field Tested: Recruiting, Managing, and Retaining Veterans External Link