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History This Weekend: Veteran's Day

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Honor the region's heroes at these events

Celebrate the courage and sacrifice of the Commonwealth's heroes at these local events.

Commonwealth's Veterans Day Ceremony
Saturday, November 11, 11:00am to 12:00pm
Dogwood Dell Amphitheater in Byrd Park
600 South Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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Free

This annual event features patriotic music and an address by keynote speaker Virginia Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs Carlos Hopkins.

Colonial Heights War Memorial Veterans Day Ceremony
Saturday, November 11 a.m -noon
Colonial Heights War Memorial
on the Boulevard between Lee and Lafayette Avenues
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
Free

Join the American Legion Post 284 and VFW Robert E. Lee Post 2239 in this ceremony honoring local veterans.
 

Chesterfield County Veterans Day Memorial Ceremony
Saturday, November 11 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Historic Courthouse Green
10011 Iron Bridge Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832
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Free

Join The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV) and  representatives of Veterans organizations throughout Chesterfield and surrounding counties to honor local military service.  Events include a wreath-laying ceremony. Music will be performed by the Thomas Dale High School band and the L.C. Bird High School chorus. Commander Heather H. Quilenderino, USN, Operations Officer, Fleet Weather Center, Norfolk, Virginia will be the guest speaker of the event                     



John Marshall Cadet Alumni Veterans Day Ceremony
Saturday, November 11, noon-1 p.m.
Hollywood Cemetery
412 S. Cherry St.
Richmond, VA 23220
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Free

Featuring Music by John Marshall Alumni Band, wreath-laying ceremony, rifle salute and taps honoring John Marshall High School cadets who gave their lives in WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam.
 

Have a veteran whose life you'd like to remember? Richmond Remembers is proud to provide free permanent Military Tributes. Just use the code "RVAVA" during checkout. Contact [email protected] with any questions.