November 11th is Veteran’s Day and we hope you will take the time to let veterans know that their service has not gone unappreciated. The Richmond Times Dispatch has put together a list of Richmond-Area Veteran’s Day events which are listed below:
Virginia War Memorial, 621 S. Belvidere St. A ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. at the Paul and Phyllis Galanti Education Center that features guest speaker Brig. Gen. Wayne A. Wright, Deputy Adjutant General for Virginia’s National Guard. For details, call (804) 786-2060.
Prince George Regional Heritage Center, 6406 Courthouse Road. An 11 a.m. ceremony on the lawn to honor veterans will include music by the band of J.E.J. Moore Middle School and participation of the JROTC color guard from Prince George High School, local Boy Scout troops, American Legion Post 120 and County officials. Featured on the bugle will be Richard L. Haden, A.P. Hill Camp 167 SCV. This event is sponsored by the Heritage Center and Post 120. Refreshments follow the program at Post 120, located at 5115 County Drive in Disputanta. For details, call (804) 863-0212 or PGHistory@aol.com.
St. James’s Episcopal Church, 1205 W. Franklin St. A Veterans Day Service of Holy Eucharist will be held at noon, followed by a reading of more than 500 names of those in the U.S. Armed Services who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan since last Veterans Day. For details, contact Anita Lisk at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 355-1779, ext. 313.
Benedictine High School, 304 N. Sheppard St. A 2 p.m. ceremony featuring guest speaker Anthony E. Dowd from the class of 1943, a veterans troop-of-the-line, and a cadet corps pass-in-review. For details, call (804) 749-4129.
Hanover Veterans Memorial, at Hanover Wayside Park. A 2 p.m. ceremony will feature guest speakers, laying of the memorial wreath and a rifle salute. For details, call Hanover Parks and Recreation at (804) 365-4695.
Armstrong High School, 2300 Cool Lane. A ceremony will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., featuring a pass-in-review by the Armstrong High School Junior ROTC cadets and performances by the school’s band and choir. For details, call (804) 648-8027.
Carillon: A 4 p.m. ceremony at the World War I memorial in Byrd Park. Featuring guest speaker Dean Decker, army veteran and commander of The Memorial Rifles, vocal selections, a concert by carillonneur Lon Mitchell, presentation of colors and memorial wreath. For details, call (804) 646-1031.
Veterans Day Concert, featuring vocalist Raymond Elmore, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Presbyterian Church, 13621 W. Salisbury Road, Midlothian. A free-will offering will be taken to benefit the therapeutic riding program for veterans at Lonesome Dove Equestrian Center. Presented by Concert for a Cause. For details, call (804) 794-5311.