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National Veterans and Military Families Month - November 2018

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI. This year, Veterans Affairs facilities in communities all across America take time to offer a special recognition of the significance of the U.S. participation in the ‘war to end all wars’. For 99 of the past 100 years, Americans have remembered those who served our country in uniform on 11 November in the Great War – first as Armistice Day, and then, since 1954 as Veterans Day. As first declared by the President last year, this year November again marks a month of recognizing our Veterans and their families in service to our country and communities. Please check the calendar below for examples of events, as well as local community calendars for services in your area.

  • President Donald J. Trump Proclaims November 2018 as National Veterans and Military Families Month is posted here.

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Veterans and Family Month Calendar 2018

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To view the 2018 National Veterans and Family Month Calendar click here.

(The accessible version of this document can be found below.)

Local Information

See the attached document for more information on Veterans Month acitivtes in your area.

Please reach out to your local facilty for the most current information

Veterans and Family Month Calendar 2018

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

  • Proclamation
  • *Claims Clinics
  • VetTx, NYC, NY
  • Vet-Community NYC NY
  • Day of Prayer and Reflection
  • NCA USMA Ceremony for 1st medallion,
  • Lexington, MS

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

  • Legal Assistance & Resource Fair (VHA)
  • VA Town Hall Sierra Nevada (VHA)

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

  • Legal Assistance & Resource Fair (VHA)
  • *Faith/Community Events West LA

Sunday, November 4th, 2018

  • * Economic opportunities outreach San Juan Puerto Rico

Monday, November 5th, 2018

  • GC Volunteer Recognition event and video screening
  • Clergy SAVE Training
  • Capitol Hill breakfast
  • 3rd Annual Philadelphia Veterans Parade and Festival – Philadelphia, PA

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

  • Annual VAMC Minneapolis visit of Minnesota Vikings football players

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

  • *Open Houses
  • Ribbon cutting Fisher House Dayton VAMC

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

  • *Town Halls
  • City of Dallas Faith-based & Community Veterans Outreach Event
  • VHA Photo Display and Information/Enrollment Fair Vet-Community Caribou ME
  • WWI Wreath Laying Pershing Park
  • Dallas Job Fair
  • San Juan Puerto Rico hiring event
  • HUD VETERANS RECOGNITION(Dr. Lawrence keynote. Sec. Carson will make remarks honoring Veterans at the annual HUD Veterans Day Ceremony)
  • USDA Sec. Perdue leads Veterans Day commemoration for USDA Veterans
  • EDU Sec. Devos speaks at Veterans Day Celebration event at DoEd HQ
  • LABOR Sec. Acosta speaks at HORE Verts Medallion Program Awards and VETS Salute to Vets Ceremony

Friday, November 9th, 2018

  • Veterans Day Ceremony (VHA) voluntary services
  • SECVA National Press Club national live stream
  • Vet-Community Popular Bluff MO

Saturday, November 10th, 2018

  • Veterans Day ceremony (VHA) Edward Hines
  • Muskogee Parade (VHA)
  • BBQ and Car Show (VHA) VASNHS Project Hero Honor ride (VHA) VASNHS

Sunday, November 11th, 2018

  • Breakfast
  • Community parade & picnic (VHA) Louisiana
  • Agent Orange Balloon Release (VHA) - VVA
  • Parade (VHA) - City of Reno
  • Doughboy Rededication (VHA) Muskogee
  • Las Vegas Parade (VHA) VASNHS
  • Faith/Community Events Brooklyn NY
  • New Website
  • NCA Nationwide Bells for Peace
  • Wreath Laying Arlington VA
  • LABOR Sec. Acosta to participate in Arlington Wreath Laying Ceremony; WH Veteran's Day breakfast

Monday, November 12th, 2018

  • VAMC Minneapolis Director on MN Military Radio Veterans Day Program
  • INTERIOR Sec. Zinke attends Veterans Day Event in Bosie, ID

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

  • * Volunteer Recognitions
  • VTC Three Year Anniversary Celebration
  • Capitol Hill Lapel Pin Distribution (NOV13-15)

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

  • Whole Health Peer Facilitator Recognition Across the Country
  • Senate Reception (5:30 - 7:30)
  • Hero Animal Bond Event
  • SECVA History and how it memorializes Veterans
  • Senate Veterans Appreciation Reception
  • Faith/Community Events Miami FL

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

  • IGA Veterans event
  • ICT of Year presentation
  • LABOR Veterans Conference — State and Local Veterans and Workforce Leaders

Friday, November 16th, 2018

  • VetTx, Winston-Salem, NC
  • SECVA VCOM South Carolina
  • Vet-Community Winston-Salem NC
  • Faith/Tribal

Saturday, November 17th, 2018

  • SECVA Clemson Military Appreciation week

Sunday, November 18th, 2018

  • Faith/Community Events Orlando/Apopka, FL

Monday, November 19th, 2018

  • Re-dedication of the Courts of the Missing, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

  • No events scheduled for this day

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

  • No events scheduled for this day

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

  • Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 23rd, 2018

  • No events scheduled for this day

Saturday, November 24th, 2018

  • No events scheduled for this day

Sunday, November 25th, 2018

  • No events scheduled for this day

Monday, November 26th, 2018

  • Hidden Heroes celebration, Washington DC

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

  • No events scheduled for this day

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

  • No events scheduled for this day

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

  • VetTx, Greenville SC
  • VetTx, Charleston SC
  • Vet-Community Charleston SC

Friday, November 30th, 2018

  • VBA Satellite Media Tour

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