Veterans Day originally began as Armistice Day, which celebrated the end of World War I. After World War II, the day was expanded “Veterans Day” to honor all veterans, not just the service members who died during the First World War.
At the National Archives, we are proud to serve veterans through our work at the National Personnel Records Center. Veterans who need their service records for benefits can find help here. 
Families of veterans who have died may also ask for copies of service records for family history, military burial, and medal replacement.
Image: Disabled veteran, ca. 1943, ARC 195917, FDR Library

Veterans Day originally began as Armistice Day, which celebrated the end of World War I. After World War II, the day was expanded “Veterans Day” to honor all veterans, not just the service members who died during the First World War.

At the National Archives, we are proud to serve veterans through our work at the National Personnel Records Center. Veterans who need their service records for benefits can find help here.

Families of veterans who have died may also ask for copies of service records for family history, military burial, and medal replacement.

Image: Disabled veteran, ca. 1943, ARC 195917, FDR Library

  1. hope-think-know reblogged this from todaysdocument
  2. sehsclsdaddy reblogged this from usnatarchives
  3. k-history reblogged this from usnatarchives
  4. squartofwar reblogged this from usnatarchives
  5. new--tomorrows reblogged this from todaysdocument
  6. mcinternet reblogged this from usnatarchives
  7. szymplicity reblogged this from nesssay-hey
  8. shipsforeveratsea reblogged this from drtuesdaygjohnson
  9. tec-pros reblogged this from todaysdocument and added:
    Happy post-Veterans day!
  10. topherrrrrrrr reblogged this from todaysdocument
  11. kaffeex reblogged this from usnatarchives and added:
    always remember
  12. xicanafuerte reblogged this from usnatarchives
  13. juliefromtherocks reblogged this from denisebefore
  14. birdcage reblogged this from todaysdocument
  15. dory23 reblogged this from todaysdocument
  16. sarahdk reblogged this from oaklandtribunearchives