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In honor of Veterans Day, PBS will be airing Ric Burns’ latest film Debt of Honor: Disabled Veterans in American History as part of their Stories of Service initiative tonight.

View the trailer HERE or visit for more information.


Find an event to celebrate Veterans Day

This Veterans Day, we salute our Veterans and extend our gratitude for their service. They are our relatives, friends, neighbors and co-workers. These individuals committed to a cause larger than their own and accepted the challenge to defend our Nation.

Find some of the many Veterans Day 2015 ceremonies and events being held nationwide.

Veterans Day is a very special day where the whole of the nation comes together in honoring people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Please share how you are going to honor veterans this Veterans Day here


Veterans Day Observance at The Vietnam Veterans Memorial to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Ia Drang

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) and the National Park Service will host the annual Veterans Day ceremony at The Wall to celebrate the service and honor the sacrifice of America’s armed forces. Medal of Honor recipient Col. Bruce Crandall will provide the keynote remarks as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the battle of Ia Drang, the first major land battle in the Vietnam War. The ceremony will be held at The Wall on Wednesday, November 11, at 1:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. - See more


National Veterans Day Observance At Arlington national cemetery

the Veterans Day National Observance is held each year on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery. The ceremony commences precisely at 11:00 a.m. with a wreath-laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans' organizations and remarks from dignitaries. The ceremony is intended to honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces. For more information...


The Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation

Children of the April Rain" Special Production, Nov. 10, 7 PM

The Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation is proud to host the Washington, DC, premiere of “Children of the April Rain,” a production centered on the remarkable evacuation of more than 2,500 babies and children during the historic fall of Saigon. Written by William Bryant Doty, the play is from the book, manuscript and recorded memoirs of nine of the April 1975 “Operation Babylift” participants. Presented as a staged reading by familiar personalities from film, stage and TV, the single performance of this special production is scheduled for 7 p.m., November 10, at the Women’s Memorial. A “meet the cast” reception will follow the performance.

“Children of the April Rain” is free and open to the public. Seating, however, is limited. To reserve a seat, RSVP by e-mail or call 703-533-1155/800-222-2294 with number of people attending, and contact phone/email. The Women’s Memorial is located at the gateway to Arlington National Cemetery and on-street parking will be available. (Note: Arlington Cemetery METRO stop closes at 7 p.m. For driving directions visit our website.

Click here for or more information about the women and men whose memoirs shaped the play and the cast who so skillfully bring their stories to the stage. The Women’s Memorial Foundation is a proud partner of the Commemorative Partner Program for the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration.

Women's Memorial Veterans Day Observance, Nov. 11, 3 PM
Mark your calendars and plan to join us for the 18th annual Women's Memorial Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11, 2015, at 3 p.m. The ceremony, one of the major observances in the nation's capital, is free and open to the public and will include formal military honors, a keynote address, veterans' remarks, and wreath layings. It's hard to believe that this will be our 18th annual Veterans Day ceremony. After all of this time, our speakers continue to amaze us with their stories and perceptions of Veterans Day. We hope you'll be able to join us for this year's program. We promise it will make you proud. We'll move inside if the weather is bad. More information will be available as we get closer to the event. In the interim, you may e-mail the Foundation or call 800-222-2294/703-533-1155.


Stand Up for Veterans with Pete Dominick on Sirius XM

Stand Up for Veterans with Pete Dominick is a SiriusXM Insight special airing on Veterans Day featuring; Verna Jones, Executive Director of the American Legion, John Rowan, President and CEO of VVA (Vietnam Veterans of America), and Paul Rieckhoff, founder and CEO of IAVA (Iraq Afghanistan Veterans of America). Stand Up for Veterans airs Wednesday 11/11/15 at 11am (ET) and 6pm (ET) on SiriusXM Insight 121.


Veterans Honored on November 11 With Free Meals
by Thousands of Restaurants

Shoney’s® Offers FREE All-American Burger™ to All Veterans and Troops on Veterans Day

Every Veterans Day, thousands of restaurants around the country, from big chains to one location diners, honor veterans and thank them for their service with a free meal.

You can find a list of the Veterans Day free meals for 2015 to see which restaurants are participating in the Veterans Day free meals, freebies, and discounts this year.


Veterans Day 2015 at the Hylton Performing Arts Center

On November 11th, Celebrating Veterans and the Arts, a day of music making and performances for Veterans, Servicemembers and their families will take place from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. The event is sponsored by Azalea Charities, the Hylton Performing Arts Center, Youth for Tomorrow and Giorgio's Family Restaurant. A schedule for the day's events can be found on the Hylton Center's website

And then on November 12th, the Army Band, Pershing's Own will be giving a free concert at 8:00 p.m. HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital is the sponsor for this event. I have attached the electronic flyers for both events.


Annual Veterans Day Celebration Radio Program

Radio personality and Vietnam vet, The Big G, will be hosting his annual Veterans Day celebration radio show during K-Radio Flashback, airing on cable radio station WEBR Radio Fairfax Sunday 8 November 2015. This year’s show will feature Number 1 hits of various Veterans Days and notable events in US conflicts, as well as selections from the American Forces Vietnam Network (AFVN) that are over 40 years old, as well as Public Service Announcements for Vietnam Veterans of America, the USO & other veterans groups. K-Radio Flashback is a two-hour oldies/nostalgia show that airs 8-10 PM Eastern Time Sundays on Cox & Verizon Cable TV Channels 37 and 837 in Fairfax County, VA, Comcast Channel 27 in Reston, VA and worldwide on the internet at

WHO: The Big G
WHAT: Annual Veterans Day Celebration Radio Program
WHEN: Sunday 8 November 2015, 8-10 PM Eastern (2000-2200 hrs Romeo)
WHERE: Internet
Cox & Verizon Cable TV, Fairfax County, Virginia
Comcast/Xfinity Cable TV, Reston, VA
WHY: Celebration of Veterans Day 11 November 2015


Searching For Home: Coming Back From War to Air on Veterans Day

KCET, Southern California's public television station and the Link TV nationwide satellite network (avail to all subscribers on Dish Network and DirecTV) invites you to review the broadcast premiere of the upcoming documentary Searching For Home: Coming Back From War, which explores the often perilous journey from battlefront to home front through the experiences of multi-generational veterans.

In this important documentary, U.S. military veterans from various wars share their truth, hope and healing with what was once known as "battle fatigue," and is now identified as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

SEARCHING FOR HOME: COMING BACK FROM WAR will air on KCET in Southern California and nationally on Link TV (DirecTV Channel 375 and Dish Network Channel 9410) on Veterans Day (Nov. 11) at 9 p.m. ET/PT. For More Information:

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