Honor Our Veterans this Weekend

With Veterans Day approaching this weekend, it can be difficult to know how you can contribute and give back to our nation’s wounded warriors. Military.com has compiled a list of organizations focused on everything from veterans assistance to more targeted organizations. Additionally, check out the following resources:

The Commonwealth of Virginia will also presents a special Veterans Day Ceremony and the Armistice Day Festival on Sunday, November 11 in Richmond’s Byrd Park.  The Veterans Day Ceremony will be held at the Dogwood Dell Amphitheater at 11 a.m., and the Armistice Day Festival will take place at the Virginia War Memorial Carillon from noon to 2:00 p.m.   Both of these events are free to attend.There will be food trucks on site, as well as free parking in the lot adjacent to the Dogwood Dell Amphitheater. 

Governor Northam encourages all of us to pause this weekend to honor our veterans. “As a veteran, I am honored to recognize all Virginians who served or are serving in the armed forces. This year is especially significant because we will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The Commonwealth’s Veterans Day Ceremony will begin with a solemn tolling of the Carillon bells 21 times in remembrance of the more than 100,000 Virginians who served in World War I.”

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