Monday, November 12 – 11AM
Veteran’s Day Observance
America is indebted to those who have sacrificed for the liberty and security of our country. Today, there are over 22 million living military veterans. Join the National D-Day Memorial on Monday, November 12 at 11AM as it celebrates our nation’s heroes with a special program honoring their service.
Program highlights include Junior ROTC students from Chatham, Dan River, Tunstall, and George Washington High Schools presenting a march with historic colors. Students from Timberlake Christian will distribute letters of thanks to veterans in attendance. Special music will be provided by Smokey Wilson of Smokey Wilson Ministries.
The ceremony includes the recognition of veterans and guest speaker Louis Alvey. A native of central Virginia, Louis M. Alvey was raised in the city of Bedford, attended Longwood University, and enlisted in the Virginia Army National Guard. Alvey completed his six-year commitment with the Virginia Guard in January of 2010; during which time, he served two combat tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He has been a veteran peer specialist with the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program since July 2009 and continues to serve in the United States Army Reserve as an Executive Officer in the Medical Service Corps where he holds the rank of 1LT.
Take time out on November 12 to thank a veteran and join the Memorial as it honors their enduring achievements. Admission fees are waived until noon, and guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs. Visit www.dday.org for more information or call (540) 586-3329.