November 8th - 12th
Write a Letter to a Veteran
All are invited to write a letter and messages of appreciation and support for our military, past and present. All correspondences will be mailed to the A Million Thanks organization for distribution to our military – active, reserve, and veterans. Our military will receive these messages, whether they are serving at home, abroad, or are recovering in hospitals.
Ongoing , RFoC
During World War I Needham Roberts fought for his country; as a member of one of the country's most decorated military regiments, known as the “Hellfighters.”
Ron Jones of Dialogues on Diversity presents, "Hellfighter," an American story, 4 generations in the telling. Through the real life story of Needham Roberts, “Hellfighter” weaves a fictionalized story of his son and grandsons’ journey to the town of Needham Massachusetts.
12 - 2 pm, Mary E. Marburger Auditorium (S100)
World War I ended on November 11, 1918, at 11:00 am, with the signing of the armistice treaty. The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month became the official holiday in 1919, when President Woodrow Wilson declared Nov. 11 as Armistice Day. Now known as Veterans Day, we celebrate the holiday to recognize all American military personnel, especially thanking those living veterans for their military service.
Moment of Appreciation
Join us for a Veterans Day program of appreciation in recognition and remembrance of the many who served and protected this nation. “Bells of Peace: A World War One Remembrance” encourages citizens and organizations across the nation to toll bells in their communities 21 times at 11 a.m. local time on Nov. 11. It is recommended to download the Bells of Peace app before the event. (see application tutorial https://youtu.be/_Q-lIbW8ivs)
10:50am, LTU Library
11:00am, Bells of Peace
Real Food on Campus Cafe (RFoC) - is offering free entry to all veteran and active duty military, with ID on November 11.
Check out these other events and happenings:
2021 National Veterans Day Poster Contest Winner: Matt Tavares, of Ogunquit, Maine
The theme for Veterans Day 2021 is centered on the centennial commemoration of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Located at Arlington National Cemetery, the Tomb was initially dedicated by the Army on Armistice Day, November 11, 1921, with the burial of an unknown service member from World War I. Over the past century, additional unknowns have been buried at the Tomb, and the site has become a people’s memorial that inspires reflection on service, valor, sacrifice and mourning. This year’s Veterans Day poster competition asks artists to envision a design that evokes elements of the history, legacy, and meaning of the Tomb during its centennial anniversary. Whether inspired by historic images of the Tomb, the ceremonies and rituals that take place at the site, or the physical Tomb itself, artists should interpret the Tomb’s centennial in a way that honors its past and recognizes its continued importance in American society to all.
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - 2021 marks the centennial of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is Arlington National Cemetery’s most iconic memorial. Join us for special commemorative events, and learn more about the Tomb's history and significance in our Education Program module—featuring educational resources for students of all ages, as well as walking tours and readings for lifelong learners. https://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/Explore/Tomb-of-the-Unknown-Soldier
Code Talkers - During World War I and World War II, hundreds of American Indians joined the United States Armed Forces and used words from their traditional tribal languages as weapons. Discover more at the Smithsonian https://americanindian.si.edu/nk360/code-talkers/introduction/
Female Veteran Brunch - Presented by All Things Women Inc and Veterans Lives Matter, an opportunity to Fellowship with other Female Veterans. RSVP and Read more on Eventbrite
Sat, Nov 13, 1 – 3 PM, 2340 Calvert Ave, Detroit, MI