Veterans Day is Wednesday, Nov. 11th and local cities and businesses will honor our veterans with Veteran’s Day Celebrations.
WAVY-TV 10 put together a list of local in-person and virtual events:
The Chesapeake Mayor’s Commission on Veterans Affairs will hold a virtual wreath-laying ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. The ceremony can be viewed on their Facebook page (facebook.com/CityofChesapea…) or at CityOfChesapeake.net/TV
The city’s annual Veterans Day ceremony will be virtual this year and will feature the Old Dominion University U.S. Army ROTC Color Guard, 29th Division Band, a wreath-laying ceremony, and special messages from Mayor Kenneth Alexander and members of the Norfolk Veterans Commission. The video will also highlight city employees who served in the military and continue to proudly serve Norfolk residents every day.
Nauticus & Battleship Wisconsin
From Wednesday, Nov. 11 to Saturday, Nov. 14, veterans and active-duty military will receive 50% admission for combo tickets purchased online or at the admissions desk. A military ID or proof of service is needed.
On Nov. 11, the museum will host its Virtual Veterans Day Program from 11 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Then on Nov. 14, educational programming will happen throughout the Nauticus and WW2 reenactors will be on the Battleship Wisconsin. For more information on both events, click here.
The city and the Hampton Roads Council of Veterans Organizations (HRCVO) announced that it has canceled this year’s Veterans Day parade, ceremony, and luncheon due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Military Aviation Museum
The museum will host a special Veterans Day program with author Eileen Bjorkman as she presents a history of combat search and rescue, beginning with the U.S. reliance on U.K. capabilities in the early days of World War II through the start of the Vietnam War.
The presentation is based on her new book, “Unforgotten in the Gulf of Tonkin: A Story of the U.S. Military’s Commitment to Leave No One Behind.” For more information, click here.
For a list of Veterans Day restaurant and convenience store discounts, click here.