Veterans Day

Honor American Heroes Nov. 11, 2016

Veterans Day is a time when Americans honor those who have served in the U.S. Military—a time to express gratitude to those who have made great sacrifices to preserve our freedom.

During Veterans Awareness Week (Nov. 6 -12) and on Veterans Day (Nov. 11), we honor those individuals and reflect on their sacrifice. All of the men and women throughout history who fought in battles, served in the National Guard and the reserves or were stationed in a base, stateside or overseas, did their part to protect the safety and rights of Americans.

Many military veterans have gone on to serve California’s public schools as classified school employees. There are a variety of reasons why CSEA members who are veterans served in the military. Some were drafted, some followed long family traditions and others felt a duty to defend their country.

Are you a veteran?

Share your story. CSEA invites all members who are veterans or currently serving in the military reserves to contact us by sending your name, chapter number and member number to

Honoring women who have served our country

Focus Magazine

Whether supplying food and care to soldiers, commanding naval ships or flying fighter jets, women have always been an integral part of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Serving our country, serving our students

Focus Magazine

Read the stories of five CSEA members who served our country as members of the military and now use their skills to help ensure the well being of California’s students.

American Heroes: CSEA salutes our veterans

Focus Magazine

CSEA member Russell Smith served in World War II and was a POW in North Korea.

CSEA member helps veterans reach goals

Donni Jean Prince

CSEA member Donni Jean Prince helps provide community college student veterans with the tools, knowledge and support they need to graduate and improve their financial and social well-being. She helps 70-year-old Vietnam veterans and 22-year-old Iraq/Afghanistan veterans alike meet their educational needs...More

Union Plus offers grant to help offset costs of down payment for union members who served

The American dream of homeownership is far too often out of reach, especially for those who make significant sacrifices to protect our country. Union Plus wants to make the dream of homeownership a reality for hard working union members who have served in our armed forces...More


Related Resources

There are many ways to celebrate and share the importance of Veterans Day with your friends, colleagues and students at your school site. Below are links to websites with information and ideas about how to recognize veterans for their service to our country.

Veterans Awareness Week Resolution

Submit a resolution to your school board to formally recognize Veterans Awareness Week. We have a resolution that is already written. Just fill in the blanks and submit it...More

Facebook Images

Download Veterans Day art for your Facebook page...More