Public can attend Veterans Day events at national cemeteries


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The public can attend Veterans Day events at national cemeteries located throughout the U.S. from Nov. 8-11.

Visitors can choose from the 41 different cemeteries who will host events. Three cemeteries in Florida have events Nov. 8, one cemetery in Louisiana has an event Nov. 9, five host events Nov. 10, and the remainder are Veterans Day.

“These ceremonies are a tribute to all the great Americans who have served our nation,” said Under Secretary of Memorial Affairs Randy Reeves, an Air Force and Navy Veteran. “We are honored to host guests at cemeteries across the country and encourage visitors to join us for these ceremonies.”

To map a cemetery location, visit https://www.va.gov/find-locations/?facilityType=cemetery. In the box labeled “Search city, state, or postal code,” enter the name of the cemetery, which will pull up the address. Additionally, each of the sites below has a hyperlink to the cemetery website, where you can learn more information.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Jacksonville National Cemetery, Florida 3 p.m.

St. Augustine National Cemetery, Florida 3 p.m.

Tallahassee National Cemetery, Florida 3 p.m.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Port Hudson National Cemetery, Louisiana 11 a.m.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Pennsylvania  2 p.m.

Lebanon National Cemetery, Kentucky 2 p.m.

Long Island National Cemetery, New York 2 p.m.

Massachusetts National Cemetery 1 p.m.

Puerto Rico National Cemetery 2 p.m.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Camp Butler National Cemetery, Illinois 9 a.m.

Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Kentucky 11 a.m.

Calverton National Cemetery, New York 1 p.m.

Chattanooga National Cemetery, Tennessee 11 a.m.

Culpeper National Cemetery, Virginia 11 a.m.

Cypress Hills National Cemetery, New York 11 a.m.

Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Texas 11 a.m.

Florida National Cemetery 11 a.m.

Fort Custer National Cemetery, Michigan 11 a.m.

Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Oklahoma 12 p.m.

Fort Logan National Cemetery, Colorado 11 a.m.

Fort Mitchell National Cemetery, Alabama 11 a.m.

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, Texas 9:30 a.m.

Fort Scott National Cemetery, Kansas 11 a.m.

Fort Smith National Cemetery, Arkansas 11 a.m.

Grafton National Cemetery, West Virginia 12 p.m.

Great Lakes National Cemetery, Michigan 11 a.m.

Golden Gate National Cemetery, California 10:30 a.m.

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Missouri 9 a.m.

Miramar National Cemetery, California 3:30 p.m.

National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Pennsylvania 11 a.m.

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Hawaii 12 p.m.

Quantico National Cemetery, Virginia 11 a.m.

Riverside National Cemetery, California 11 a.m.

Rock Island National Cemetery, Illinois 1 p.m.

San Antonio National Cemetery, Texas 1:30 p.m.

Sarasota National Cemetery, Florida 3 p.m.

Saratoga (GBH Solomon) National Cemetery, New York 11 a.m.

South Florida National Cemetery 11 a.m.

Tahoma National Cemetery, Washington 11 a.m.

Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Pennsylvania 10:45 a.m.

Winchester National Cemetery, Virginia 11 a.m.

Author

Adam Stump

Adam Stump is a public affairs specialist with VA’s Digital Media Engagement team. He is a retired Air Force Veteran who served 20 years, including two deployments to Afghanistan for detention operations and special operations.

Comments

  1. Joy Anderson    

    Those who have no veterans in their family are missing out on the opportunity to feel and share the deep gratitude of having that deep, personal connection to someone who served. No one likes to think of fighting, injury or death but power and greed do exist and as long as they exist there will be fighting and wars. I am deeply thankful for those who are willing to defend our freedom. My father and all of my uncles served in WWII. My brother served in Vietnam. My adopted son was career. My nephew is serving now. SO PROUD and GRATEFUL.

  2. Arnie Reichenthal    

    Missed noticing event at local cemetery. —— Ft. Jackson Nat,l Cemetery @ Columbia , S.C.

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