Tomorrow, November 11th is Veterans Day, a day when we honor our veterans for not only their service, but for allowing us through their service to lead the lives that we treasure. The following list details events throughout our area celebrating the service of our military men and women and honoring those that gave their lives.
“African American Veterans Remembered, Honored,” pre-ceremony music by the U.S. Army Band; keynote address by Lt. Gen. Julius W. Becton Jr., wreath-laying and taps. 9 a.m., National World War II Memorial, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-737-0404.
Storytelling at the Vietnam Women’s Memorial, 9 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m., Vietnam Women’s Memorial, Constitution Avenue and Henry Bacon Drive NW. Free. 202-619-7222.
Veterans Day wreath-laying, 9 a.m., National World War II Memorial, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-737-0404.
Rockville Veterans Day ceremony and wreath laying, 11:00 am at Veterans Park (corner of Route 28 and Route 355.
University of Maryland veterans commemoration,a celebration of the school’s veterans community: faculty, staff and students. 12:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel, Regents and Chapel drives, College Park. Free. 301-405-4076 or email@example.com.
Silver Spring Veterans Day ceremony, commemorating the service of Montgomery County veterans. Participants include County Executive Isiah Leggett, County Council President Valerie Ervin, World War II veteran Jack Hewitt, and Bill Gray, chairman of the County Commission on Veterans Affairs. 11 a.m.-noon, Silver Spring Civic Building, Veterans Plaza. Free. 240-
777-1246 or www.montgomerycounty
Gaithersburg Veterans Day observance, a wreath-laying ceremony and a presentation by retired Army Gen. Henry J. Hatch. 11 a.m., Gaithersburg City Hall, Concert Pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave. Free. 301-258-6350.
Veterans Day at the U.S. Navy Memorial,a wreath-laying at the Lone Sailor Statue. 1 p.m., U.S. Navy Memorial Heritage Center, Burke Theater, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free. 202-737-2300.
Tribute to America’s Veterans concert, a 6 p.m. reception with light refreshments followed by a 7 p.m. benefit performance of Piedmont blues by Warner Williams. Also, music by the Greater U Street Jazz Collective. Proceeds will go to organizations providing services to veterans in Montgomery County. Silver Spring Civic Building Great Hall, Veterans Plaza. $20. 240-389-0499 or www.silverspringtowncenter.com.
D.C. World War Memorial talk, led by a National Park Service ranger. 2, 4, 6 and 8 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. Sunday, National World War II Memorial, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Call Don Stanko, 240-375-4857.
“The Air War Over Europe,” a National Park Service ranger discusses the missions that helped to bring the war to a close and the men who flew them. 6-7 p.m., National World War II Memorial, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. Call John McCaskill, 202-271-7859.
The Concert for Valor, 7pm-9pm on The Mall. Free. Performers include Bruce Springsteen, Carrie Underwood, Zack Brown Band Rihanna and many more.