Veterans Day (Wednesday, Nov. 11), honors all veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Celebrating Veterans Day in Arlington, VA, this year will be done a little differently because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Arlington National Cemetery Ceremony Live Stream
The Veterans Day National Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery — where that beautiful photo above was taken — will include the traditional wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and multiple speakers.
However, while the cemetery is open to the public, the ceremony this year will be limited to official participants. But you can watch the ceremony from anywhere with this live stream starting at 10:50 a.m.
You can learn more with the 2020 Veterans Day visitor FAQ.
And, while there are no ceremonies planned, Arlington, VA, is also home to other memorials to service members, including:
Women in Military Service for America Memorial
The Women In Military Service For America Memorial (Women’s Memorial) is the only major national memorial that honors the service of America’s women.
The memorial is located in Arlington National Cemetery at Memorial Avenue and Schley Drive, Arlington, VA, 22202.
Air Force Memorial
The Air Force Memorial’s steel spires, which soar 402 feet above sea level, recognize the service and history of the men and women of the U.S. Air Force.
You can visit the Memorial at 1 Air Force Memorial Drive, Arlington, VA, 22204.
U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial
The Marine Corps War Memorial depicts the raising of the American flag at Mount Suribachi by U.S. Marines during World War II’s Battle of Iwo Jima.
Known locally as the “Iwo Jima” memorial, it is the largest cast bronze statue in the world. Plus, it’s a top spot in Arlington to watch the Fourth of July fireworks across the river in D.C.
The memorial is located near Arlington National Cemetery on N. Meade Street in Arlington, VA., 22209, just off Route 50.
Arlington Government Offices Closed
And, since Veterans Day is a holiday, Arlington County government offices, courts, libraries and facilities will be closed. But trash and recycling services will operate on a normal schedule.
Thank You Veterans!
Most importantly, a thank you to our veterans for putting their country before themselves.