Veterans Day is a time when Americans honor and thank U.S. military veterans for their service to their country, and there is no better place to do so than our Nation's Capital, Washington D.C.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Gather friends and family to visit those who sacrificed their lives in battle. The wreath-laying ceremony, color guard and noted speakers begin at 1PM every Veterans Day.
Arlington National Cemetery
Pay your respect at this historic park that has been open for over 150 years. Every year on Veterans Day a prelude concert begins in the Memorial Amphitheater at 10:30AM.
Bonus: The Women's Memorial, located at the entrance of Arlington National Cemetery, is this the only major national memorial that honors women who served the US.
Korean War Veterans Memorial
Statues dedicated to those who sacrificed their lives for the United States in the Korean War, and a wall with images of troops advancing sandblasted on the surface. Honor our soldiers by visiting the 19 stainless steel statues that include members from each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.
National World War II Memorial
A breath taking memorial that sits adjacent from he Washington Monument located on the National Mall. Stone, bronze and water elements memorialize and honor the 16 million men and women who served during WW2. For a stunning experience visit at sunset.
Marine Corps War Memorial
Also known as the Iwo Jima Memorial, this monument is based on an iconic photo taken by Joe Rosenthal, an Associated Press photographer. The photo and memorial depict the 6 soldiers that raised the American flat at Iwo Jima to signify the end of the American campaign in Japan during WW2
*** This memorial is undergoing renovation until 02/2018, so access may be limited.
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