October 2020 – National Salute Events
1 year ago
We are getting word from all corners of the United States about different National Salute events being created in your communities. With the local and national restrictions of COVID some people are suspending their events, yet others are finding creative ways to continue the local traditions while remaining safe and in compliance with guidelines.
Some of the highlights so far include the National Salute being included into:
- 21-gun salute from shore batteries at the historic Washington Navy Yard in the District of Columbia.
- A small ceremony in Spokane, Washington hosted by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
- Gathering of local veterans around a flagpole to recite the Pledge of Allegiance hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 166 at the DeLeon Plaza Gazebo in downtown Victoria, Texas.
- Short outside service and bell ringing hosted by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in The Dalles, Oregon.
- The annual Veteran’s Day Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the World War II and Civil War Memorials in the City of Birmingham, Michigan hosted by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
- Bell ringing by staff of the Maryhill Museum of Art at the Stonehenge War Memorial in Goldendale, Washington.
- Ringing of a 1850 farm bell at the grave of Sergeant Archer’s grave in Osceola, Indiana at Chapel Hill Memorial Park, followed by a wreath ceremony.
If you are planning to include the National Salute in your communities Veterans Day events, please share them with us we can help get the word out!
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