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Veterans Day Regional Site

Recognized as the Regional Site by the
US. Department of Veterans Affairs

(Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, and Oklahoma)
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The Veterans Day National Committee recognizes select Veterans Day observances throughout the country that represent fitting tributes to America's heroes. These sites serve as models for other communities to follow in the planning of their own observances.  VA News release here...

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You know them when you see them, those familiar shapes and symbols — corporate America calls them logos –that automatically identify a business in the public mind. They are closely guarded and protected. They are worth millions. Symbols are just as important to government agencies. A federal agency’s official seal, for example, carries the full weight and impact of the laws, resources and responsibilities vested in it by the American people.

VA’s current seal dates back to 1989 when the then-Veterans Administration, an independent agency of the federal government, was made the Department of Veterans Affairs – a Cabinet member agency – by Congress. This brought many changes to VA, including a new VA seal.

The United States has the most comprehensive system of assistance for Veterans of any Nation in the world, with roots that can be traced back to 1636, when the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony were at war with the Pequot Indians.  The Pilgrims passed a law that stated that disabled soldiers would be supported by the colony.

Later, the Continental Congress of 1776 encouraged enlistments during the Revolutionary War, providing pensions to disabled soldiers.  In the early days of the Republic, individual states and communities provided direct medical and hospital care to Veterans.  In 1811, the federal government authorized first domiciliary and medical facility for Veterans. Also, in the 19th century, the nation's Veterans assistance program was expanded to include benefits and Read More...

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