2018 marks the Centennial Commemoration of the end of World War I on November 11, 1918. The theme for the 2018 Veterans Day Poster is: “The War to End All Wars”. This year’s poster depicts the remembrance poppy and a barbed wire fence. The poppy has been used since 1921 to commemorate military personnel who have died in war. And it was inspired by the World War I poem “In Flanders Fields”. The barbed wire represents the thousands of miles of wire that was spread by both sides in WWI.
Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans, living or dead, but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.
The military men and women who serve and protect the U.S. come from all walks of life; they are parents, children, grandparents, friends, neighbors and coworkers, and are an important part of our communities.
Do you or a loved one have questions or want to learn more about your Veterans Benefits? There will be a Q&A Session regarding VA Benefits:
- Compensation for service connected disability
- GI Bill
- Home Loan Guaranty
- Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
A VA representative from Department of Veterans Affairs, San Diego Regional Office will be available at Platt College San Diego to answer your questions/concerns/inquiries on the 7th of November 2018 from 2-4 PM. There will also be a courtyard celebration earlier that day during the morning break.