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Tag: Veterans Day
This past week, as our nation came together on Veterans Day to honor those who have served our country, I had the honor of traveling across the Fifth District and talking with many of Virginia’s brave veterans.
Footage from the Veterans Day ceremony at Fishburne Military School in Waynesboro, Va., on Nov. 11, 2014. The guest speaker was Barrett Overton, a Fisbburne alum now serving in the U.S. Army.
Members of the Fishburne Military School postgraduate basketball team served veterans eating dinner at Applebee’s locations in Waynesboro and Staunton on Veterans Day.
On November 11, 1918, President Wilson announced the armistice, or temporary halt of fighting in World War I, and proclaimed that November 11 would forever be Armistice Day in the United States.
On Veterans Day, we are once again reminded of the ways in which our freedoms and liberties have been preserved by the dedicated service of the men and women in our Armed Forces.
As we celebrate Veterans Day, I encourage you to remember those who have served. If you know a veteran, take a moment to hear their story and share your gratitude for their service.
Veterans Day is for those who return from war. Memorial Day is for those who have not survived. Two days to remind us in a multitude of ways how to remember, and also act. Our veterans need us now.
Virginia State Parks will offer all guests free park admission and special programming on Veterans Day,Tuesday, Nov. 11.
As a run-up to Veterans Day remembrances and ceremonies at Fishburne Military School, the Caissons postgrad basketball team is prepping for its own version of an Army/Navy game.
A bipartisan Senate resolution will encourage American communities to plan activities for Veterans Day 2014 to honor all post-9/11 veterans.
Members of the Fishburne Military School postgrad basketball team served veterans eating dinner at Applebee’s in Waynesboro on Veterans Day. More on FMS basketball is online at www.FishburnePGBasketball.org.
The threats faced today and tomorrow are different than any in the history of mankind, said former congressman, Secretary of the Army and National Security Advisor John Marsh in a Veterans Day address at Fishburne Military School in Waynesboro on Monday.
Americans are observing Veterans Day. Some will observe it with a day off from work or checking out the special Veterans Day sales that will be held in department stores. But the real meaning of the day should be to think about the great sacrifices of the men and women who deserve to be honored.
Last month, President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to former Captain William D. Swenson, United States Army, for heroism and gallantry above and beyond the call of duty in the Battle of the Ganjgal Valley on Sept. 8, 2009. At the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), we are honored to walk amongst, as well as work with, such heroes every day.
In recognition of President Woodrow Wilson’s involvement in the formation of Veterans Day all veterans, active military members, and their families will be entitled to free admission to the Presidential Library and Museum on Monday November 11, 2013.