The Commonwealth of Virginia’s Veterans Day Ceremony


The ceremony was broadcast live here on this webpage, on WTVR-TV CBS6.1 and CBS6.3 in Richmond and livestreamed on the Facebook page, the Facebook pages of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, WTVR CBS6, and other select social media channels. View the ceremony in its entirely here: 

Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on November 11, 1918, marking the first anniversary of the end of World War I – the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour.

This year, the Virginia War Memorial invites you to join us for our 65th annual Commonwealth’s Veterans Day Ceremony to honor those who have served and who are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces.

The Ceremony will be held in-person in the Heilman Amphitheater and all are invited to attend. There will be guest speakers, patriotic music and recognition of the winners of the Virginia War Memorial’s Veterans Day Student Essay Contest.  Stay tuned for updates.

This Veterans Day, the Virginia War Memorial is proud to celebrate the opening of our newest exhibit, Who They Were: Lives Worth Knowing, preserving stories of those who bravely gave their lives in service.