Each year, the Veterans Day National Committee, comprised of nearly 50 Veterans-serving organizations, hosts the annual Veterans Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery. That ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m. ET on November 11. This national event includes the wreath-laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by organizations that serve Veterans, and concludes with remarks from dignitaries.
To ensure fitting tributes occur across the country, VA and the National Committee encouraged communities and non-profit organizations to host VA-approved Veterans Day observances in their local communities.
This year, 33 communities in 25 states and the District of Columbia will host VA-recognized Veterans Day observances to pay tribute to America’s heroes.
Each approved regional site receives a supply of official Veterans Day posters, military ceremonial support from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), and a message from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for inclusion in the official program.
The list of VA-recognized regional Veterans Day sites is below. If your community is not listed, view the VA’s event calendar, which will be updated weekly with Veterans Day ceremonies, parades, and other events in communities across the country.
2022 Veterans Day Regional Sites
National Veterans Day Foundation, Birmingham, AL
Mobile Bay Area Veterans Day Commission, Daphne, AL
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Anchorage, AK
Honoring America’s Veterans (HAV), Phoenix, AZ
City of Palm Springs, Palm Springs, CA
Merced Sunrise Rotary Charity, Merced, CA
The Town of Truckee, Truckee, CA
Associated Veterans of Loveland, Colorado, Loveland, CO
District of Columbia
Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC
Ponce Inlet Veterans Memorial Association, Inc., Ponce Inlet, FL
Hillsborough County, Florida, Tampa, FL
Veterans Affairs of Dawson County, Dawsonville, GA
Oak Hill Cemetery and Arboretum, Evansville, IN
Leavenworth County Veterans Day Parade Committee, Inc., Baldwin City, KS
Veterans for Veterans, Inc., Shreveport, LA
Fleet Reserve Association, Branch 24, Annapolis, MD
Metropolitan Detroit Veterans Coalition, Detroit, MI
Inver Grove Heights Veterans Memorial Community Center, Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
Gulf Coast Veterans Parade Inc., Ocean Springs, MS
City of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Lehigh County Fleet Reserve Association Branch 115, Phillipsburg, NJ
Warsaw Veterans Day Celebration, Warsaw, NC
Central Ohio Veterans Day Parade, Columbus, Ohio
Wm Conrad Veterans Memorial Gardens, Langston, OK 73050
Ponca City Veterans Day Parade Association, Ponca City, OK 74602
Douglas County Veterans Forum, Roseburg, OR
City of North Charleston, North Charleston, SC
Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, Gatlinburg, TN
Tarrant County Veterans Council, Fort Worth, TX
Central Texas Area Veterans Advisory Committee/ Killeen Heights Vet Center, Harker Heights, TX
Hampton Roads Council of Veterans Organizations, Virginia Beach, VA
City of Auburn, Auburn, WA 98002
West Richland Area Chamber of Commerce, West Richland, WA 99353
Sourced from: https://news.va.gov/109607/veterans-day-national-committee-regional-2022/
Information vetted by the Veteran X Team.
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