Thank you to all active-duty military service members and veterans for your service and sacrifice.

A History of Veterans Day:

For 98 years, we have remembered those who served our country in uniform on November 11, first as Armistice Day, and then, since 1954 as Veterans Day. Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day honors those who died while in military service.

The holiday is commonly printed as Veteran’s Day or Veterans’ Day in calendars and advertisements. The United States Department of Veterans Affairs website states that the attributive (no apostrophe) rather than the possessive version is the official spelling. Why? “because it is not a day that ‘belongs’ to veterans, it is a day for honoring all veterans.

In metro Richmond, there will be celebrations at Byrd Park Carillon, Virginia War Memorial, Hollywood Cemetery and other many other locations. You can find more information about local events by clicking here.

The READ Center would like to recognize all who have served or are serving in our nation’s armed forces. We thank you for your dedication, for your commitment and for all you have given and continue to give. Your service and sacrifice is greatly appreciated and never forgotten. The READ Center salutes you.

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