Books to Read on Veterans Day

Pay tribute to those veterans who have served the United States by reading their stories.

Veterans Day

Veterans Day occurs annually on November 11, a day meant for honoring those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. The day originally arose from Armistice Day, which marked the end of World War I, as the major hostilities were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. In 1954, the holiday was renamed Veterans Day, meant to honor the service of all U.S. Veterans. For those of us who haven’t served in the Armed Forces, it can be hard to understand the trials and hardships involved in military service to your country. That’s why it’s so important to read about it, to better understand what veterans go through. We’ve gathered a few incredible books that tell the soldier’s story; by reading them, we can better honor their commitment to our country.


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About Abbe Wright

Abbe Wright

ABBE WRIGHT is the Editor of Read It Forward. As a kid, she used to get in trouble at summer camp for using a flashlight to read inside her sleeping bag after lights out, but these days, she lives in Brooklyn, where nobody minds if she stays up late reading. She has written for Glamour, O, The Oprah Magazine and The Cut and tweets about books (and The Bachelor) at @abbewright.