On November 11, we celebrate Veterans Day, which honors all who have served our country in the Armed Forces. This holiday was originally established as Armistice Day to honor veterans of World War I, and was later updated to honor veterans of all generations.
We care deeply about protecting veterans and their families in the consumer financial marketplace, and we are especially proud to have more than 180 veterans in our ranks throughout various divisions of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. You can stay informed about the work we do to help veterans and servicemembers by following the work from our Office of Servicemember Affairs.
The men and women who volunteer to serve America in uniform come from every walk of life and from every state and territory of the United States. These courageous individuals put their lives in harm’s way to protect people they have never met. We are not only proud, but also honored to live in a country where this type of courage exists.
On this very special day, we pause to reflect on the sacrifices and accomplishments of over 22 million veterans in our many communities throughout the nation, as well as those still standing duty.