Veterans Day Records at the National Archives
Marines come ashore near Da Nang Air Base on March 8, 1965. (National Archives, RG 127)
Each year, we acknowledge the work done and sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform. The National Archives and Records Administration is proud to serve veterans and their families, especially through our work at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, MO. We are also proud to include many veterans among our staff. Find out how we help veterans access their records to receive benefits, read about the work our Preservation staff do to make these records accessible, watch historic films that our staff have restored and digitized about the experiences of veterans, and plan a visit to an exhibit or event near you.
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Remembering Vietnam Promo Video
The True Glory, 1945 (restored)
President Clinton's Remarks at a Veterans' Day Ceremony (1993). President Clinton delivers remarks at the Veterans' Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.
In Honor of our Veterans: Caring for Our Heroes. A bipartisan panel discusses issues facing veterans, November 2015.
Women Vietnam Veterans: Our Untold Stories. Vietnam veteran Donna Lowery discusses the participation of American military women during the Vietnam War.
Veterans Personnel Records at the National Archives, St. Louis. This Inside the Vaults video short illustrates the primary purpose of the National Military Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, MO—to preserve the nation's military personnel files in perpetuity and to make them available to veterans and other interested parties.
Vet Records Short Clip. Scott Levins, the Director of the National Personnel Records Center in St Louis, which houses individual Military Personnel Records, shares one of his stories about responding to requests for veterans' service records.
Records for Veterans: Gathering Evidence for Claims and Benefits. A presentation at the National Archives aimed at veterans and their families seeking documentation in support of a benefit or claim.
The National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (Spring 2004)
Genealogical Records of the War of 1812 (Winter 1991)
AOTUS Blog Post: Veterans Day (2016)
Forward With Roosevelt blog: A Veterans Day to Remember: 11/11/42
Forward With Roosevelt blog: A First Lady on the Front Lines
NARAtions blog: The Wartime Films Project: Remembering WWI
Pieces of History blog: New in Our Catalog: Famous Faces in the Military Veterans’ Military Records
Pieces of History blog: Burned and Brittle Records Are in Good Hands
Pieces of History blog: Veterans’ Military Records
Pieces of History blog: Surrender? Nuts!
Pieces of History blog: Minnie Spotted Wolf
Pieces of History blog: The Lost Battalion of World War I
Pieces of History blog: U.S. Entry into the War to End All Wars
Pieces of History blog: Remembering “A date which will live in infamy”
Pieces of History blog: Gerald Ford: President and Veteran
Pieces of History blog: Vietnam and the Women Who Served
Rediscovering Black History blog: Remembering Those Who Served: A Tribute to Veterans
Rediscovering Black History blog: “And They Thought We Couldn’t Fight:”* Remembering the Nine Soldiers in a World War I Photograph
The Text Message blog: The Blue Arrowhead
The Text Message blog: Hometown Hero: Walker Kirtland Hancock, St. Louis’s Monuments Man
The Text Message blog: The Last Box
The Text Message blog: Stories of American Escapees from Prisoner of War Camp 59, Servigliano, Italy
The Unwritten Record blog: World War II Veteran Lloyd Heller Shares Details About Production of 1943 Tank Training Film
The Unwritten Record blog: Remembering the Vietnam War this Veterans Day
The Unwritten Record blog: Spotlight on Veterans: Navy Women in Parachute Rigger Training
The Unwritten Record blog: A Brief Look At African American Soldiers in the Great War
The Unwritten Record blog: Photographs of Military Mascots in WWI
The Unwritten Record blog: A Worthy Resting Place: American Military Cemeteries Overseas
The Unwritten Record blog: The Women of World War I in Photographs
In commemoration of Veterans Day, the National Archives History Office conducted a series of oral history interviews with veteran National Archives employees.