To honor veterans and the families of those serving in the military, President Donald Trump signed a proclamation declaring November as Veterans and Military Families Month, a Department of Veterans Affairs release said.
This is the first time an entire month was chosen to honor veterans and military families.
“Our veterans and military families are an important part of our lives throughout the year and by focusing for the first time nationally on a whole month of activities nationwide for Veterans and Military Families Month, we can more fully celebrate and recognize their contributions to the nation,” VA Secretary David Shulkin said in the release.
Special events will be held around the country throughout November, with some of the events including initiatives to reach out to homeless veterans, the release said. There also will special events at churches and synagogues to honor veterans and their families as well as parades.