Veterans Day posters from 1978 to 2016 provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Each year the VA and the Veterans Day National Committee distribute Veterans Day posters to increase awareness of Veterans Day and the sacrifices Veterans have made to secure and defend our nation. More than 20,000 Veterans posters are distributed to military installations, federal agencies, veterans nursing homes, state veterans offices, VA facilities and many other locations. The poster also appears on the official program for the Veterans Day Celebration at Arlington National Cemetery and establishes the theme for the ceremony.
The Veterans Day National Committee seeks new design submissions annually and selects the poster that best commemorates Veterans Day and honors America’s heroes. Originally submissions were mainly from local Veteran Affairs employees but the committee now encourages entries from a much broader audience including academia, Veterans, family members, school children and industry. Typically the committee receives more than 120 submissions each year.