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Honoring Veterans

8 Nov 2019


Veteran’s Day began as Armistice Day 100 years ago, on November 11, 1919, marking the first anniversary of the end of World War I. In 1938, Congress declared November 11 a national holiday, and it was renamed Veterans Day in 1954. November 11 continues to be a day for Americans to reflect on the service of all those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and honor veterans for what they have done for our country. 

More than 20,000 Minnesotans currently serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. This includes active duty, National Guard, and Reserve forces.?And about 327,000 veterans live in Minnesota — 153,000 of whom are of working age. Of those, 4,100 are currently unemployed. At the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), we’re focused on providing career support and services to veterans. 

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