Across the nation Americans will honor the sacrifices and service of armed forces veterans with parades, wreath-laying ceremonies, tributes allegiances and other events. Here are some of the activities scheduled for Monday:
President Barack Obama planned to attend a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.
American President said in his Veterans Day 2013 promulgation that the country’s responsibilities to those who have served ” bear long after the battle ends.” He said their courage, self-sacrifice and devotion shows the American character at its best and he urged everyone to honor every service member who has ever worn the country’s uniforms.
The District of Columbia will honor two of the original Tuskegee Airmen with the Congressional Gold Medal for Veterans Day 2013.
Washington Mayor Vincent Gray and congressional delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton will lay a garland at the African American Civil War monument. A memorialization will follow for two Tuskegee Airmen who are D.C. residents at the African American Civil War Museum.
The U.S. military’s first female four-star general will be a grand marshal at New York City’s Veterans Day Parade.
Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody retired last year after a 37-year Army career.
The commemoration will admit a wreath-laying ceremony at the Eternal Light Monument in Madison Square Park.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will join a march and speak at the annual Veterans Day ceremony at the War Memorial.