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President Donald Trump has officially declared the entire month of November as National Veterans and Military Families Month. The reason for doing this he says is to extend Veterans Day celebrations from one day to thirty days.
The proclamation states, “NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2019 as National Veterans and Military Families Month. I encourage all communities, all sectors of society, and all Americans to acknowledge and honor the service, sacrifices, and contributions of veterans and military families for what they have done and for what they do every day to support our great Nation.”
According to the White House, the proclamation was signed on October 31st, 2019 and publically issued on November 1st, 2019. This is the third year in a row that Trump has extended Veterans Day celebrations.
It started back in 2017 when Trump first signed a proclamation to extend veterans and military family celebrations and was the first time in the history of America that the celebrations went from just one day of the month to the entire month, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
All month long there will be events nationwide celebrating veterans and military families. If you are interested in assisting with the events or charities this month the USDVA has created a list of organizations that have more information on how to contribute.
“America’s military men and women and their families are vital to the security and prosperity of our Nation. We have a responsibility to protect and serve those who have made countless sacrifices for love of country,” Trump said.
You can view President Trump’s proclamation in full by clicking here.
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