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Visit Virginia for Veterans Day

Veterans Day Ceremonies and Destinations in Virginia

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Virginia, the home of America's birthplace and an impressive number of other historic sites, battlefields and military memorials, is one of the top destinations for honoring our nation's veterans on Veterans Day and throughout the year. This listing offers a selection of some of the many Veterans Day services and commemorations as well as some of the moving memorials to be visited during a Veterans Day trip to Virginia.

Be sure to confirm all event details before making your final travel plans since all listings are subject to change.

Veterans Day National Ceremony - Arlington National Cemetery

Photo of Veterans Day 2006: Courtesy of Arlington National Cemetery
Photo of past Veterans Day National Ceremony: Courtesy of Arlington National Cemetery

November 11, 2013 - Arlington, Virginia
Each year on Veterans Day, the Veterans Day National Ceremony is held at Arlington National Cemetery. Normally beginning at 11 a.m., a wreath is placed at the Tomb of the Unknowns, followed by a ceremony in the Memorial Amphitheater, ending at around noon. This annual free ceremony is one of only three yearly events open to the public at Arlington National Cemetery. Additional Information (updated as information is announced each year) about Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery.

Also see - Visiting Arlington National Cemetery

Colonial Williamsburg - Honoring Service to America

Fife and Drum Corps: © Colonial Williamsburg Foundation; Courtesy of Virginia Tourism Corp.
Fife and Drum Corps Photo: © Colonial Williamsburg Foundation; Courtesy of Virginia Tourism Corp.

November 11, 2013 - Williamsburg, Virginia
On Veterans Day, an afternoon march and ceremony honoring America's veterans features the Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums, Military Programs Staff, and members of Williamsburg community veterans groups. Active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, and their dependents receive free Colonial Williamsburg admission for the entire weekend from November 8 through 11, 2013. Additional Information - Colonial Williamsburg Website.

Also see - Visiting America's Historic Triangle

National D-Day Memorial - Veterans Day Observance

Photo Credit:  Courtesy of the National D-Day Memorial
Photo Credit: Courtesy of the National D-Day Memorial

November 11, 2013 - Bedford, Virginia
A Veterans Day Ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. honoring all who have served in the United Sates Armed Forces with music and tributes. For additional information, visit the National D-Day Memorial Website.

Veterans Day at Mount Vernon

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Mount Vernon Ladies' Association
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Mount Vernon Ladies' Association

November 11, 2013 - Alexandria, Virginia
Mount Vernon offers free admission for all active duty, former or retired military on Veterans Day. Special activities include a patriotic community concert by an all-veteran barbershop chorus, a wreath-laying and more. Additional Veterans Day Information - Mount Vernon Website.

Also see - Getting to Mount Vernon

Veterans Day Ceremony at the United States Air Force Memorial

Photo Credit:  © 2006 George Alexander, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Photo Credit: © 2006 George Alexander, licensed to About.com, Inc.

November 11, 2013 - Arlington, Virginia
An annual wreath-laying takes place at the memorial in honor of the men and women of the United States Air Force and its heritage organizations. The ceremony is open to the public. Additional Veterans Day Information from the United States Air Force Memorial Website.

Also see - Visiting the United States Air Force Memorial

Veterans Day at the Women In Military Service For America Memorial

Photo Credit:  Courtesy of Arlington National Cemetery
Photo Credit: Arlington National Cemetery

November 11, 2013 - Arlington, Virginia - Details Pending
Located at the gateway to Arlington National Cemetery, the Women In Military Service For America Memorial Veterans Day Ceremony is one of three major observances in the nation's capital. The ceremony is free and open to the public and includes a wreath-laying with formal military honors, keynote address and remarks. Additional Veterans Day Information from the Women In Military Service For America Memorial Website.

Also see - More About the Women In Military Service For America Memorial and Visiting Arlington National Cemetery

Veterans Day Ceremony at the Virginia War Memorial

November 11, 2013 - Richmond, Virginia
A ceremony, co-hosted with the American Legion, 11th District, honors all of the veterans who have served the United States past and present and remembers those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Additional Veterans Day Information from the Virginia War Memorial Website.

Additional Veterans Day Celebrations and Commemorations Throughout Virginia

Visit the Official Tourism Website of the Commonwealth of Virginia in November for a listing of additional Veterans Day events and destinations.

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