National Veterans Day posters from 2020 as selected by the Veterans Day National Committee. Each year the committee publishes a commemorative Veterans Day poster from artwork submitted by artists nationwide and distributes the winning design to VA facilities, military installations around the world, and across cities and towns in our nation. The poster serves as the cover of the official program for the Veterans Day Observance at Arlington National Cemetery.
Interesting Poster Facts:
2020 Poster: The theme for the 2020 Veterans Day Poster is: “Vision: Veterans in Focus.” The designer, Casey Brown, is a Marine Corps Veteran who served in the infantry and was deployed to Iraq. He has volunteered at the Salt Lake City VA Medical Center and was hired by the Salt Lake City Fiduciary Hub as part of the Veterans Benefits Administration.
The poster features silhouettes of Veterans helping each other climb a mountain, with supporters of the community cheering them on. The black color of the silhouettes represents the stoic and enduring nature of Veteran service. The contrast between the bright background and the dark images represent the sharp contrast that most Veterans experience between military life and civilian life. The sharp contrast fits this year’s 2020 theme Vision: Veterans in Focus. The beautiful sky represents the serenity that Veterans seek in pining for peace, in drowning the echoes of war.
Overall, the cliff, Veterans and children represent the legacy of Veterans. The children represent future Veterans. Those struggling on the hill represent incoming and current Veterans. Those at the top of the hill represent the older generation looking after the others. You will notice that some Veterans on the hill are turning back to assist others. This represents the mindset of always looking back to help other generations, leaving a legacy better than they found it.
The mountain represents experience; the climbers appear to climb for the better view atop the mountain.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Posters