As it gets closer to Nov. 11, everyone from local American Legion posts to the national organization is preparing to observe Veterans Day across the country.
In and around the nation's capital, American Legion National Vice Commander William Bryant will represent the Legion at the White House during its Veterans Day breakfast, as well as at ceremonies at the Vietnam Memorial Wall. Verna Jones, the new executive director of the Washington office, will appear on C-SPAN to discuss veterans issues.
A group of Legion family members will march in New York City's "America's Parade," while another group will march in the San Diego parade.
Home Depot and Post 77 of St. Louis will conduct a rebuilding event in the city.
Veterans Day observances will not be limited to face-to-face interaction, either. The American Legion Amateur Radio Club will host a special on-air tribute with the opportunity to check in from anywhere and speak to fellow veterans. Read more details here.
All these events and more will be covered over the next week. The Legion has a dedicated Veterans Day page that also includes a Veterans Day speech; black and white and color special ad slicks; a list of discounts and offers courtesy of Military.com; and more. Visit www.legion.org/veteransday for ongoing Veterans Day coverage.