In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower created the “Veterans Day National Committee.” The Committee’s purpose is to promote the observance of Veterans Day across the country. As Chairman of the Veterans Day National Committee, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric Shinseki, has designated 41 events as “regional Veterans Day observances.”
“Veterans Day is a national Thank You to the men and women who have served all of us in uniform,” Secretary Shinseki said. “These regional observances enable the federal government to bring resources closer to more Veterans.”
Do you live close to one of these events? If so, you can join with family and friends to attend a parade and honor the men and women who have served this great country.
Albany, Douglas County and Portland, Ore.
Atlanta and Dawson County, Ga.
Auburn, Port Angeles, Vancouver and West Richland, Wash.
Austin, Bonham, Dallas and Houston, Texas
Birmingham, Mobile, Ala.
Brevard Community College-Coco Campus, Fla.
Emporia, Leavenworth and Valley Center, Kan.
Gatlinburg and Nashville, Tenn.
Madisonville-Hopkins County, Ky.
New Castle, Del.
New Orleans, Shreveport-Bossier City
New York, N.Y.
Ozark-Dale County, Ala.
Palm Springs, Calif.
Ponca City, Okla.
Shreveport and Slidell-Tammany Parrish, La.
St. Louis, Mo.
Virginia Beach, Va.