DRC Veterans Day Resources

The Dallas Region is home to over 358,000 veterans (2022 est.) according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. That’s nearly a quarter of Texas’ entire veteran population. With such a large community living in our region, the Dallas Regional Chamber is proud to support Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 11.

Originally called Armistice Day, Veterans Day began in 1919 to commemorate those who fought in World War I. President Woodrow Wilson chose Nov. 11 in recognition of the armistice agreement that ended the war. But as the decades progressed, the term “armistice” failed to account for soldiers involved in World War II and the Korean War. At the urging of veterans’ service organizations, President Dwight D. Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday to Veterans Day in 1954 and released the first Veterans Day Proclamation honoring all American veterans of all wars.

Despite the long history of Veterans Day, veterans today face challenges upon completing their service and returning to civilian life, in health care, housing, and in the workplace. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that the employment rate of veterans is 45.6%, compared to the 60.7% rate for civilians. To ensure that veterans are prioritized by their employers, companies can create policies that address veterans’ specific needs and allow them to capitalize on their unique skillsets.

Below are some resources to learn more about veterans and how to hire and support them in the workplace.

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