Thousands of visitors are expected at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Thursday, Nov. 11, at
1 p.m. for the annual Veterans Day Observance at The Wall. This year's ceremony will include active duty and retired military personnel representing several of our nation's conflicts.
More info to follow soon.

Each year on Memorial Day and Veterans Day thousands of veterans and their families congregate at The Wall to remember and to honor those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces. On these special days prominent Americans from all walks of life come to the Memorial to deliver thoughtful and patriotic speeches.

Past participants have included Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton; Generals Colin Powell and Richard Myers; Senators Chuck Hagel (R-NE) and John Kerry (D-MA); Bob Hope; Ted Koppel, host of ABC's Nightline; Miss America 2000 Heather Renee French; and many others.

Among those who have lent their musical abilities to the ceremonies are Alabama, Emmy Lou Harris, Irish tenor John McDermott, the Mormon Choir of Washington and Country Joe MacDonald. These ceremonies are open to all to attend and pay tribute to those who keep our country free.

For more information about the annual ceremonies at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, please contact the Memorial Fund at (202) 393-0090 or via email at [email protected].

Special hotel offer for Veterans Day 2010