Parker & Covert LLP recognizes and honors the service and sacrifice of all military veterans for their service to our country. We are proud that two of our partners, Douglas Yeoman and Spencer Covert, served in the Armed Forces.
Click here for a Teachers Resource Guide prepared by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. If you are a veteran and are interested in continuing to serve our country by beginning a new career as a public school teacher, please check out the Troops to Teachers program. Continue reading below for a brief history of this national holiday.
In the United States, Veterans Day is commemorated every year on November 11th in conjunction with Armistice Day, marking the armistice signed between the Allied Powers of World War I and the Germany‐led Central Powers for the cessation of the hostilities of World War I. The armistice took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning—the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918.
Subsequently, in many parts of the world, people now observe a moment of silence at 11:00 a.m. local time. The first minute of silence is a sign of respect for the roughly 20 million people who died in World War I, and the second minute is dedicated to the living left behind, including the wives and children of our country's service members. In the United States, we continue this tradition today in honor of ALL our American veterans … in peace and at war … past and present … who faithfully serve our nation.