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Veterans Day Events

November 11, 2016 | Justin Sloan -

Celebrate Veterans Day by attending an event near you.

Here is a list of events.

2016 Veterans Day Events:

America's Parade -- Veterans are invited to march in this New York City parade on November 11. This year’s Parade will commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11, with special recognition of our Afghanistan, Iraq, and other Post-9/11 veterans, as well as our First Responders. It will also mark the 25th Anniversary of Desert Storm. The United States Coast Guard is this year’s featured military branch. The Army, Marines, Air Force and Navy are also represented.

The parade is preceded by the traditional opening ceremony at the Eternal Light Monument (5th Avenue at 24th Street, next to Madison Square Park). The ceremony begins at 10:00 AM and concludes with a wreath-laying at 11:00 AM.

Additionally, this year Los Angeles will host its first America's Parade, which will start at 11:00 AM PST and start at the West L.A. Veterans Affairs Campus.

National Veterans Day Ceremony -- The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery. The ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m. with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans' organizations and remarks from dignitaries. 

There are many national and state cemeteries throughout the country that may also be holding Veterans Day ceremonies. Click here for a cemetery listing.

The Manassas Veterans Day Parade -- On November 12, 2016 you can attend the parade that kicks off at 11:00 am from the intersection of Quarry Rd. and Prescott Ave. in Historic Manassas.

The parade is the largest Veterans Day Parade in Northern Virginia and in the Washington, D.C. area, and will include military units and vehicles, local veteran organizations, military and high school bands, and pipe and drum corps teams.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Veterans Day Celebration -- Visit the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library for live music, a civil war encampment, a military vehicle display, and honor guard, and remarks by Vice Admiral Fred Midgette.

The event is free, but reservations are recommended.

'Vonnegut's Odyssey' Exhibit Opening - The National Veterans Art Museum, in Chicago, IL, has a new exhibit starting Veterans Day. It will feature art work from author Kurt Vonnegut.

While there, see over 2,500 pieces of combat inspired art ranging from World War II to the present day.

Penn State Military Appreciation - Lions Vs. Hawkeyes Game (and More) - In addition to a Veterans Day ceeremony, march, and breakfast that will be on Veterans Day, Penn State is offering a week's events including special movie showing, a BBQ, a tailgate party, and more for free to veterans from November 4 through November 13.

Since you are out and about, make sure to check out all of the Veterans Day discounts available to veterans and their families.

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