Nov 04 2014
It’s almost Veterans Day, when civilians and military people alike will observe the sacrifices of our military servicemembers past and present through ceremonies, parades, and volunteerism. How will you celebrate?
- The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery.
- Sixty-seven sites in 39 states also have been approved as official Veterans Day observance locations. Check out the list.
- The Concert For Valor on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., has some big-name performers on its list.
- Year of the Veteran Events in Alexandria, Va., include an art exhibit and workshops.
Honor America’s veterans from home:
- Learn about Veterans Day.
- Organize a letter-writing day to thank our troops and their families. Blue Star Families’ Operation Appreciation can help you write to a military spouse, a military child, a military parent, or a veteran or servicemember or organize a letter drive.
- Volunteer at a local VA center.
- Teach your students about Veterans Day. Connect with a local MOAA chapter to invite guest veterans who can share their stories and teach students about service or the flag.
- Forward MOAA’s list of Veterans Day discounts to a military family you know. Don’t forget to tell them how easy it is to win a Harley-Davidson!
Marines from 6th Communications Battalion, Marine Forces Reserve, marched in the annual New York Veterans Day parade Nov. 11, 2010. Marine Corps Public Affairs Office New York Photo by Sgt. Randall Clinton. Image via Wikimedia Commons, courtesy of DVIDS.