Honoring Veterans & the Military

Take a deep dive with HISTORY inside the world of the military and all the incredible organizations working to support today’s veterans.

Veterans Day History

Veterans Day History

Learn the facts and figures behind the many contributions of America's armed forces throughout the country's history.

Mission to Honor: How HISTORY Helps

Mission to Honor: How HISTORY Helps

HISTORY partners with organizations that are comprised of, support and honor veterans and military families. Check out more about who they are and the work they do.

Honor A Vet

Honor A Vet

HISTORY honors our veterans by sharing stories of those who have served and are still serving. Share a photo and story of an important veteran in your life using #HonorAVet and @HISTORY will donate $1 to @teamrubicon. Visit www.history.com/honoravet to learn more.

Honor A Vet

Take a Veteran to School Day: Virtual Edition

HISTORY’s popular Take a Veteran to School Day initiative links veterans with students to learn about service and to give our veterans a heartfelt thank you. This year, due to Covid-19, we have modified our approach and developed ideas for students to explore the history of Veterans Day and to honor veterans in a safe and socially-distanced fashion.

Veterans Day Videos

Veterans Day Videos

Discover the history of Veterans Day and hear personal stories from those who served.

To them, we of Freedom

To Them, We Owe Freedom

Hear celebrities, influencers and members of the History family express their gratitude for veterans - and how their sacrifice and commitment delivers us the lives we live today.

Thank a Veteran at Work

Thank a Veteran at Work

HISTORY invites you to participate in Thank a Veteran at Work. This program encourages businesses and organizations large and small to take time out of the day to thank the veterans in our workplaces.

Veterans Day: In-Depth

Veterans Day: In-Depth

Explore additional history and background about Veterans Day.

HISTORY: Film Corps

HISTORY: Film Corps

This initiative helps preserve the stories and film footage of those who have served for future generations.

Flags and Flowers

Flags and Flowers

Preston Sharp is the schoolboy whose campaign to honor veterans’ graves has inspired a nation. Hear more about his incredible work.

Flags and Flowers

Bush Institute W100K Bike Ride

President George W. Bush speaks to veterans at the W100K bike ride, a high endurance mountain bike ride highlighting the bravery and sacrifice of our nation's veterans as part of the Bush Institute's Military Service Initiative.

Flags and Flowers

The Liberator

Against all odds, they were one. Witness the incredible true story of the men known as the Thunderbirds. Produced by A+E Studios. Coming to Netflix this Veterans Day. Watch a preview now.