Thursday, November 11, 2021

Get Out! And March for DC Statehood and to Honor DC Veterans TODAY at NOON


Join in the march from Freedom Plaza to Taft Memorial Park. At Taft Memorial Park Congresswoman Norton and DC Residents will give proclamations to the Senate in support of DC Statehood. Proclamations will be followed by a book release containing DC residents who have have served this country over the years. The book is, "The DC 34,000 Heroes".


All welcome: bring your family & friends

Date and time: 

Thu, November 11, 2021
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Freedom Plaza
1325 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004
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Note: Freedom Plaza Metro Stops: Metro Center or Federal Triangle

For events on the National Mall in honor of all veterans, here is the schedule (from WJLA's website at

Here's a list of the events on the National Mall, according to NPS:

World War II Memorial – 9 a.m.   

The Friends of the National World War II Memorial and the National Park Service will pay tribute to the more than 16 million Americans who served in World War II and the more than 400,000 servicemen who lost their lives during the conflict. World War II veterans will lay wreaths at the Freedom Wall in remembrance of their fallen comrades and the Military District of Washington will provide ceremonial support for the event.

The ceremony is open to the public, but advance registration is required at Social distancing practices will be in place, including the wearing of face masks. The program will also be streamed live from the Friends' Facebook page.

World War I Memorial – 10:30 a.m.

The Doughboy Foundation will hold a ceremony honoring those who served in World War I, featuring remarks by Terry Hamby, chairman of the World War I Memorial Centennial Commission, and Admiral Mike Mullen, USN (Ret.), former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The program will include the tolling of a ship’s bell and the playing of Taps.

U.S. Navy Memorial – 1 p.m.

The U.S. Navy Memorial will remember the fallen with a Memorial Day ceremony to honor service men and women who have made the supreme sacrifice in defense of their country. Register online for the livestream at

Vietnam Veterans Memorial – 1 p.m.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund and the National Park Service will host an in-person ceremony to commemorate Veterans Day, featuring remarks by Gen. Barry McCaffrey, USA (Ret.) and Vietnam War veteran Lt. Grace Moore of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps.

Advance registration is requested to attend in person and attendance is limited. All attendees are strongly encouraged to wear masks for the event. The ceremony will also be livestreamed on the VVMF website and Facebook page.

Korean War Veterans Memorial – 3 p.m.

The Korean War Veterans Foundation will hold a brief wreath-laying ceremony at the memorial with participation by Korean War veterans and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea. Music will be provided by the United States Army Band Brass Quintet.

The "Get Out!" event of the week is published on the Cleveland Park Listserv and on All Life is Local on Thursdays.

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