HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) – If you’re looking for a way to honor our nation’s military this Veterans Day, there is no shortage of celebrations in the Hampton Roads region.
Veterans Day falls on Friday, Nov. 11 this year.
10 On Your Side has compiled this list of local events open to the public. If you are aware of any not listed below, please email us the details here.
*All Chesapeake Veterans Day events have been moved inside due to Fridays weather forecast*
The Mayor’s Commission on Veterans’ Affairs will honor the brave men and women of our nation’s armed forces.
When: Friday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.
Where: The Ceremony will be held at Chesapeake City Hall, 306 Cedar Road.
Due to the weather, Fort Monroe has canceled all events scheduled at Continental Park for Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 11. This includes a full Answering the Call program honoring those who served at the fort. It will not be rescheduled. Saturday’s programs at Continental Park, including historical interpreters from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., are still on but could be affected by the weather. Sunday’s program has been canceled because of the forecast.
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City of Norfolk annual Veterans Day Ceremony
When: Friday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m.
Where: MacArthur Visitors Center. A wreath-laying ceremony will take place at the memorial rotunda.
Details: Norfolk Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander will provide remarks. Featured speaker is Admiral Daryl Caudle, Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command. The ceremony is free and open to the public.
The City of Portsmouth has moved the location of its Veterans Day Ceremony due to weather.
It will be held Friday, November 11, 2022 at 11 a.m. in the Portsmouth Council Chamber, at 801 Crawford Street, on the 6th floor.
The event honors current and former U.S. armed forces.
CANCELLED: Tidewater Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony
When: Friday, Nov. 11 at 9 a.m.
Where: Due to forecasted weather, the Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony scheduled for Friday, November 11, 2022 has been cancelled.
Warriors Taphouse Veterans Day Blast
When: Friday, Nov. 11 from noon until close
Where: 1630 General Booth Blvd., Virginia Beach
What: Come celebrate Veterans Day as we honor our Veterans and their remarkable families. It will be a great day of live music, Vettes for Vets Car Show, and highlighting the exceptional work of Veterans Victory Alliance.
Veterans Day Flag-Setting Ceremony
When: Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 9 a.m.
Where: Cedar Grove Cemetery, 809 S Henry Street.
Details: The City of Williamsburg invites the public to help place flags of veterans graves ahead of Veterans Day. Anyone interested in joining should meet Caretaker Bill Brown at the flagpole. Flags will be provided.
Due to the weather forecast, Colonial Williamsburg has made the decision to cancel all Veterans Day commemorations. Colonial Williamsburg will still offer free admission during Veterans Day weekend to all active-duty military, reservists retirees, veterans, National Guardsmen and their immediate dependants.
Elizabeth City Veterans Day Program
When: Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022 from 12-1 p.m.
Where: Veterans Park, 222 N. Water Street in Elizabeth City, N.C.
Details: Elizabeth City is partnering with Elizabeth City State University (ECSU), Elizabeth City Parks & Recreation, College of The Albemarle (COA) and Mid-Atlantic Christian University (MACU) to present a Veterans Day Commemoration. If there is inclement weather, the event will be held at Museum of the Albemarle, 501 S. Water Street, Elizabeth City, N.C.
Southern Shores Veterans Day Ceremony
When: 11 a.m. on Friday, November 11, 2022
Where: Southern Shores Town Hall Flagpole Pavilion, located at 5375 N. Virginia Dare Trail in Southern Shores. This year’s ceremony speaker is Tom Copeman, VADM, USN (ret).
Manteo Veterans Day Ceremony
When: 9:30 a.m. on Friday, November 11, 2022
Where: Dare County Veterans Memorial, located at 300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue in Downtown Manteo.
Nags Head Veterans Day Ceremony
When: 11 a.m. on Friday, November 11, 2022
Where: Nags Head Town Hall, located at 5401 S. Croatan Highway in Nags Head.
Kill Devil Hills Veterans Day Ceremony
When: 12:30 p.m. on Friday, November 11, 2022.
Where: Veterans Memorial, located on Veterans Drive in Kill Devil Hills.
Hatteras Island: Cape Hatteras Secondary School Veterans Celebration
When: 9 a.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Where: Cape Hatteras Secondary School (CHSS), located at 48576 N.C. Highway 12 in Buxton. Details: The event will begin in the CHSS cafeteria, where veterans will be served breakfast and have the opportunity to visit with one another. At 10 a.m. the veterans will be honored by students, faculty, the CHSS band, a guest speaker and members of the community. The names of recently deceased local veterans will be read, and the CHSS graduates that are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces will be recognized.
Dare County Veterans Day Celebration
When: Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 12 p.m.
Where: The Virginia S. Tillett Community Center in Manteo
Details: The event will include a program and visual presentation highlighting local servicemen and servicewomen. Entertainment will be provided by The Riff Tides.