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War Memorial hosts Veterans Day ceremony

11/9/2023, 6 p.m.
The Virginia War Memorial will host its 67th annual ceremony on Friday, Nov. 10, to honor and remember all men ...

The Virginia War Memorial will host its 67th annual ceremony on Friday, Nov. 10, to honor and remember all men and women who served or continue to serve in every branch of U.S. armed forces from the Revolutionary War to now.

During the ceremony, winners of the 2023 Virginia War Memorial Veterans Day Student Essay Contest and the Virginia Military Family of the Year will be announced. There also will be a special recognition of Blue Star families and 248th birthday of the U.S Marine Corps.

The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the Memorial surface lot, parking deck and on the street.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive one half-hour early to be seated.

The Virginia War Memorial will be open for public tours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: E. Bruce Heilman Amphitheater and Shrine of Memory-20th Century

(outdoors) Virginia War Memorial, 621 S. Belvidere St., Richmond, Va. 23220

Who: The Honorable Winsome Earle-Sears, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia

Major General James W. Ring, Adjutant General of Virginia Daniel M. Gade, Commissioner, Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) ,Dr. Clay Mountcastle, Director

Virginia War Memorial Service medleys and patriotic music performed by 29th Division Band, Virginia National Guard.

For more information, visit www.dvs.virginia.gov