Virginia Beach Recognized as National Veterans Day Regional Site for the 12th Year in a Row

Thursday, October 22, 2020

​Virginia Beach was recently notified that for the 12th year in a row, the City of Virginia Beach was selected as a designated regional site for the observance of Veterans Day by the Department of Veterans Affairs' Veterans Day National Committee. Virginia Beach was one of 48 designated sites nationwide.

Each year, the Veterans Day National Committee reviews submissions from across the nation that represent fitting tributes to America's heroes. This is the 12th year that Virginia Beach applied on behalf of the Hampton Roads Council of Veterans Organizations (HRCVO), which has hosted the annual Veterans Day parade, ceremony and luncheon, on behalf of Southside Hampton Roads (Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Virginia Beach) since 1970.

Bob Randall, president of the HRCVO and event coordinator, stated, "We are so very proud to once again be recognized by the Department of Veterans Affairs' Veterans Day National Committee for our efforts. Over the past 12 years, our veterans' organizations have worked tirelessly to produce the annual Veterans Day parade, ceremony and luncheon to celebrate and thank our military service men and women for their dedication and service to our country. Because of them the American people can maintain the freedoms that we all enjoy across this nation."

Due to COVID-19, this year's parade, ceremony and luncheon has been canceled, but will be held next year on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021.

For more information, contact Bob Randall, HRCVO president, at (757) 485-1245.

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