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Veterans Day in the Southeast

Highlights - Veterans Day Events

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Veterans Day in the United States is a federal and state holiday, celebrated on November 11th, to thank and honor the nation's military veterans for their service, contributions and sacrifices.

United States veterans, members of the U.S. armed forces and their families are admitted free-of-charge annually on Veterans Day to most public lands managed by the Departments of the Interior and Agriculture. A few highlighted Veterans Day events in the Southeast include:

Veterans Day Ceremonies and Destinations in Virginia

Photo Credit:  Courtesy of the National D-Day Memorial
Photo Credit: Courtesy of the National D-Day Memorial
Various Dates and Locations Throughout Virginia
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. Find out about Veterans Day services and commemorations as well as some of the patriotic memorials to be visited during a Veterans Day trip to Virginia. Additional Information: Veterans Day in Virginia

Annual Georgia Veterans Day Parade in Atlanta

Saturday, November 9, 2013 - Atlanta, Georgia
The Annual Georgia Veteran's Day Parade, as always, begins at the usual starting time of 11:11 a.m. The parade, which follows a route along Peachtree Street, through downtown Atlanta and crosses Centennial Olympic Park to Marietta Street, honors those who served, fought, died, and are still missing in action in defense of freedom, A Veterans Ball will be held in the evening. Additional Information: The GA Veterans Day Parade Association of Atlanta Website

North Carolina Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony

Saturday, November 9, 2013 - Raleigh, North Carolina
Downtown Raleigh honors veterans with a Saturday parade, followed by a formal ceremony. Additional Information: North Carolina Veterans Day Parade Committee Website

National Veterans Day Events in Birmingham

November 10 - 11, 2013 - Birmingham, Alabama
National Veterans Day in Birmingham, one of the nation's oldest and largest Veterans Day celebrations, salutes past and present members of the United States armed services, including active, reserve, and National Guard forces. Annual events include receptions, a Memorial Service, National Veterans Day Parade and more. Additional Information: National Veterans Day in Birmingham Website

Gatlinburg Veterans Day Celebration

November 11, 2013 - Gatlinburg, Tennessee
The City of Gatlinburg hosts its annual Veterans Day Celebration at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza downtown with musical tributes, spoken salutations and a military aircraft flyover. Additional Information: City of Gatlinburg Department of Tourism Website

Naational Parks Free Entrance Days

During Veterans Day weekend, November 9 - 11, 2013, visitors will be able to enjoy free admission days at the national parks that usually charge entrance fees. Many national seashores, national wildlife refuges and some national historic sites participate in the free entrance days as well...Read More

Selected Veterans Day Regional Sites

Various Dates and Locations
The Veterans Day National Committee recognizes a selection of Veterans Day observances each year that represent fitting tributes to America's heroes. Find out about several Veterans Day Regional Sites in the Southeast U.S. Additional Information: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Website

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