Honor Our Country's Heroes on Veterans Day in Albany, NY
Editor's Note (8/13/2020): Details for 2020 Veterans Day events in the Albany area have not been announced yet. Due to limits on group gatherings, ceremonies may be different for 2020. Check back for more info.
Pay your respect to veterans of our country on November 11, 2020 by attending one of these local Albany events. From parades to galas, Albany offers an array of Veterans Day events and celebrations to commemorate the heroes of the American military.
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Veterans Day History
Veterans Day celebrates the men and women who have fought for the United States in the armed forces for their patriotism, sacrifice, and willingness to serve. Originally designated Armistice Day by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919, the day of remembrance became a legal federal holiday in 1938. After World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, a day to honor all American veterans of all wars.
Albany Area Memorials
Albany is home to several war memorials, honoring and commemorating those who served our country. Several are found throughout the Empire State Plaza and Washington Park, and all encompass an important part of not only US history, but also the history of Albany. Pay your respects to the veterans who served our country by visiting a memorial today.