July 16, 2024

Veterans Day Originally Commemorated Peace


Nov. 11 is Veterans Day, begun as Armistice Day commemorating the end of fighting in World War I, in the US the day now honors all those who have served in the military, past, or present. The United States’ official day of national remembrance of those killed in action is Memorial Day, which predates World War I.

Hoyer Reflects on Service, Contributions of Vets

Veterans Day

House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer paid tribute to the men and women of the armed services. They are the “examples of the best of America,” he said.

Morning Coffee Is Off the Burner

Morning Coffee

Morning Coffee is off the burner for the Veterans Day holiday. We will be percolating again Monday, November 15, 2021.

Hoyer Addresses Virtual Veterans Celebration

The 2020 Veterans Day celebration was different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There was no parade or public events, but the celebration was offered virtually. Congressman Steny H. Hoyer was proud to deliver remarks at the virtual event.

View Virtual Veterans Day Commemoration

The AFCEA presents a virtual Veterans Day celebration.

Gov’t Closings for Vets Day Holiday

All St. Mary’s County government administrative offices will be closed Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday. All offices will reopen for normal business hours on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

Trump’s Military Parade Tentatively Set for Veterans Day in DC


Nothing’s final and none of the $10 million to $30 million necessary has been located, but tentatively President Donald Trump’s military parade is scheduled for Veterans Day in Washington, DC.

Veterans Day Events, Closings

Independence Day Closings

St. Mary’s County will honor veterans and active duty military in one of the largest Veterans Day parades in Maryland from 10 am to 1 pm Saturday, Nov. 11, in Leonardtown. A memorial wreath-laying ceremony follows the parade in the town square. 

Veterans Honored Here, Everywhere


Veterans are honored around the world on Veterans Day, aka Armistice Day which was created tend of World War to commemorate the end of WWI.

Salute Men and Women of Armed Forces: Hoyer

“We owe them our gratitude,” says Rep. Hoyer of the men and women of the Armed Forces.