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Veterans Day in the Historic Triangle and Hampton Roads Va

Veterans_Day Williamsburg, VA This year’s Veterans Day ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the Williamsburg Community Building on N. Boundary Street. The event offers those participating a special time to honor all military veterans, living and deceased, and is sponsored by the Greater Williamsburg Combined Veterans Organizations.
Read about other Veterans Day events in Williamsburg, Hampton Roads and Richmond VA

The featured speaker will be Dustin Allison, a first lieutenant with the Utah Army National Guard and Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran. The musical program includes prelude music by bagpiper James Boyer followed by the Toano Saxophone Ensemble, Jack Tuttle, city manager, will serve as master of ceremonies, and the invocation will be delivered by retired Army Brig. Gen. Jerry Fields. Patriotic songs performed by local singers will include “The Star-Spangled Banner,” sung by Alberta Faber; “America the Beautiful,” sung by Gayla Johnson; “This Is My Country,” sung by Roseanne Brennan; and “The Last Full Measure of Devotion.” sung by Ben Machinist. Air Force veteran Eric Horne will sing his original song, “An American.” The popular “God Bless the U.S.A.” will again be sung by retired Army 1st Sgt. Ray Gresham. “He brings the house down,” said Ben Machinist, a local veteran who participates in the ceremony. The Pledge of Allegiance will be led by members of the VFW Ladies’Auxiliaries and will also include placing of a memorial wreath, a rifle salute and the playing of “Taps” and “Amazing Grace.”  Those wishing to attend are asked to be seated by 9:45 a.m. for the prompt 10 a.m. start.

FD2 In Colonial Williamsburg, a military parade honoring America’s veterans will be held at 4:30 p.m. and will begin at the Capitol. All veterans of service in America’s armed forces are invited to participate in the parade. Groups will begin forming at 4:15 p.m. A ceremony will follow the parade at the Courthouse on Market Square recognizing all veterans of American service.

*As part of the tribute, Colonial Williamsburg offers special free admission passes to active duty military, guard and reservists, retirees, veterans and their dependents from Friday through Wednesday, Nov. 6-11. The Honoring Service to America pass includes admission to Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area and museums, including the Capitol, Governor’s Palace and Bassett Hall, the Williamsburg home of Foundation benefactor John D. Rockefeller Jr. and his wife, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller. The pass also includes an Orientation Walk, a walking tour that provides an overview of Colonial Williamsburg and its restoration, free shuttle bus service to and from the Visitor Center, a viewing of the movie, “Williamsburg, The Story of a Patriot,” and parking at the Visitor Center.  More info here

Law School, the William & Mary Veterans Benefits Clinic and the Military and Veterans Law Society celebrate veterans and the first anniversary of the clinic, 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Law School entrance hall. Cake and cider served. Free.

Shirley Plantation offers free admission to veterans with military ID on Wednesday. Thematic tours, more. 501 Shirley Plantation Rd. in Charles City.

Williamsburg chapter Sons of the American Revolution and Williamsburg chapter Daughters of the American Revolution hold a memorial and wreath-laying ceremony in the garden behind the Governor’s Palace, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

York Historical Committee holds a memorial service at noon at the monument in front of York Hall, 301 Main St. on Wednesday. Includes a tolling of the bell, presentation of the colors, singing of the national anthem, Pledge of Allegiance, laying of honors, and “Taps.’’ Keynote by Lt. Gen. Michael Vane. Refreshments follow. 890-3508.

Fee-free day at National Parks To honor America’s service men and women, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has declared that areas managed by the department will not charge entrance fees on Veterans Day,Wednesday, Nov. 11. Included in the fee-free day are all National Park Service sites, including Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield units of Colonial National Historical Park.

HamptonNov 7-11 – Veterans Appreciation Weekend – Free admission for veterans and retired military at the Virginia Air & Space Center.

Charles City – Nov 11 – Veterans Day Celebration at Shirley Plantation – Join us at 2:00 p.m. on the riverside lawn of Shirley Plantation for our first flag raising featuring the Charles City County High School JROTC Color Guard. With deepest gratitude for your service to our country, the Carter family and the staff of Shirley Plantation extend free admission to all U.S. Military Veterans, Retired and Active Duty Military personnel on Veterans Day.

Newport News Nov 11 – Veterans’ Day Luncheon Lecture – Learn the facts behind urban legends of German spies, supporters and saboteurs, the first engagement between a U-Boat and a U.S. Navy destroyer near Nags Head.

Virginia BeachNov 11 – Veterans Day Parade in Virginia Beach – Join the Hampton Roads Council of Veterans Organizations in honoring our nation’s veterans. This parade begins on Atlantic Avenue at 17th Street and continues to the Veterans Memorial on 19th Street. Free!

YorktownNov 11 – Veteran’s Day Ceremony in Yorktown – Wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial at York Hall. Sponsored by the York County Historical Committee. Free.

Richmond Nov 8 – Veteran’s Day Reenactment – Patrick Henry’s famous speech in defense of liberty occurred on 23 March 1775 inside the Church during the Second Virginia Convention. Experience this defining moment in our nation’s history as 10 of our Founding Fathers reenact the spirited debate that concludes with "Give me Liberty or Give me Death!", an event that helped to ignite the Revolutionary War. Free!

Richmond Nov 11 – Veterans Day Ceremony – This ceremony is held to honor all veterans who have served our country, past and present, and to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Guest speaker TBD. Veteran and civic organizations will present memorial wreaths and American Legion Post 84 will provide the Color Guard, buglers and rifle squad. St. Andrew’s Legion Pipes and Drums will perform. Rain or shine. Free!


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