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Today is Veterans Day and is a time for showing your appreciation for all our service members.
Veterans Day stemmed from the ending of World War I when fighting ceased due to an armistice on the 11th hour of the 11th day on the 11th month. One year later, on the first commemoration of Armistice Day, President Wilson proclaimed, “the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory…”
Read more about the history of Veterans Day at www.va.gov.
We’ve put together an article round up of our favorite Veterans-related articles:
Five Ways to Honor Veterans Beyond Veterans Day –This article includes great ideas like investing in our veterans to fight the unemployment rate, helping the family members of veterans, volunteering for veterans programs, and fighting for their rights with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Top Veterans Day Deals & Freebies –This list of deals and freebies includes free food from popular restaurants and diners like Outback Steakhouse and Applebee’s, a free hair cut from Great Clips, and more. More Veterans Day deals can be found on USAToday.com.
Veterans Day Fast Facts –This article includes some great statistics such as a historical timeline and the fact that there are almost 20 million veterans in the United States.
How to Protect Your Identity – This article was created for the First Annual Military Protection Day and includes tips on how service members can protect their identity and avoid ID theft while away.
Boots to Business –This is an entrepreneurial education initiative offered by the SBA. Participants are introduced to SBA resources to help access startup capital and additional technical assistance.
Getting Back to Business –A great resource by the SBA that helps military business owners get back to their business after returning from active duty.
Military Credit Card Reviews – At CompareCards we review hundreds of credit card offers so you don’t have to! We have a review of the cards offered by Chase and MasterCard and we also have a review of the USAA Rewards World MasterCard.
Veterans Move into Technology Jobs Infographic –This visual includes stats about the types of jobs being filled by veterans in 2012.
US Veteran-Owned Businesses by the Numbers – This visual shows the impact veteran-owned businesses have on our economy. Approximately 2.45 million firms are veteran-owned, generating $210 billion in annual payroll, and 13.2% of veterans are self-employed.
Happy Veterans Day from everyone at CompareCards!