11/11/16 – Ceremony at WWII Memorial

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Veterans Day Observance at the World War II Memorial
Friday, November 11, 2016 ~ 9:00 A.M.

The Friends of the National World War II Memorial and the National Park Service invite you to join us as we pay tribute to the more than 16 million men and women who served with the U.S. armed forces during World War II during a special Veterans Day event at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Friday, November 11th at 9:00 a.m. 

During the event, author and veteran Mr. Allan Howerton will offer personal remarks about his own service during WWII. Mr. Howerton served as a rifleman, messenger, and company communications sergeant with the 84th Infantry Division during the Rhineland, Ardennes (Battle of the Bulge), and Central Europe campaigns. 

WUSA9 Morning Anchor Mike Hydeck will serve as the event’s Master of Ceremonies.

Friends’ chairman Josiah Bunting III and Gay Vietzke, superintendent of the National Mall and Memorial Parks, will offer welcome remarks. The Military District of Washington will provide military support for the event. 

As part of the ceremony, Mr. Howerton and a dozen other World War II veterans will place wreaths at the Freedom Wall in remembrance of the more than 400,000 Americans who lost their lives during WWII. 

If you are a World War II veteran, or know of one, who would like to participate
in the Veterans Day ceremony at the Memorial, please email Holly now!

We hope you’ll join us on November 11th at the WWII Memorial!

Click here to RSVP NOW!

The Veterans Day Observance at the National World War II Memorial is co-hosted by the
Friends of the National World War II Memorial and the National Park Service.

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