Wednesday November 11th is Veteran’s Day and to all our veterans in the Brazos Valley and throughout the country, America thanks you for your service.
Veteran’s Day 2020 has some significant anniversaries:
- 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.
- 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War.
- 30th anniversary of the end of the Panama Invasion.
- 30th anniversary of the start of Operation Desert Shield.
These dates are important to many veterans of all ages to whom we all owe a debt of gratitude.
With that said, this Veteran’s Day is the perfect time for local veterans to enjoy themselves by taking advantage of some of the many veteran’s benefits available in Texas and throughout the U.S.
Veterans looking for something enjoyable and meaningful to do can consider one of these great options.
Veteran’s Day Parades and Ceremonies
To commemorate this special day, many cities and military bases hold Veteran’s Day parades and ceremonies to honor our service members.
- Though many local events around Texas cities have been canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial organization will still be holding its Veterans Day Ceremony with mask wearing and social distancing.
- National Veterans Day Ceremony - The National Veterans Day Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington VA will be taking place as usual this year with masks and social distancing and will also be live-streamed for viewing by veterans throughout the country.
- Founding City Veterans Day Parade and Week - A parade on 11/11 honoring American veterans plus an entire week of tribute events including an art exhibit, craft show, roundtable discussion, memorial service, free breakfast, and more in Emporia, Kansas.
- Wounded Warrior Project Veterans Day Celebration - A virtual celebration to help veterans and their families celebrate this important date at home, virtually.
- New York City Veterans Day Parade - American’s largest veterans day parade; spectators can attend with masks and social distancing or watch it streaming online.
Veterans Day Moment of Silence
In recognition of Veterans Day, all Americans are asked to stand for two minutes of silence starting at 1:11 PM CST.
The Veterans Day Moment of Silence Act was signed into law in 2016 by President Obama and all Americans are encouraged to observe these 2 minutes of remembrance for our veterans, both living and passed.
The Anthem Veterans Memorial
The Five-Pillar Veterans Memorial in Anthem AZ is truly unique and a sight that every veteran should see.
Though there is normally a full ceremony on site for all visitors, this year’s ceremony will admit limited guests due to COVID-19 restrictions but will be live-streamed on their YouTube channel for all to see the sun shine through the memorial precisely at 11:11 on 11/11.
BVC Veterans Day Week of Treatment with Dr. Carrie Elk
Dr. Carrie Elk of the Elk Institute will be in town working with Veterans with PTSD November 9th through the 14th.
These treatments are life changing for each Veteran and the results are seen quickly versus standard treatments that can take years.
Brazos Valley Cares pays for Dr. Elk's services so that our Veterans within the Brazos Valley do not incur any cost for this treatment.
Dr. Elk will be seeing patients at BVC throughout Veterans Day week and if you would like to be considered for treatment at her next visit in March, please contact us at (979) 361-7815.
Whether you attend a parade, view an online ceremony, or come for a session with Dr. Elk, we at Brazos Valley Cares hope this Veterans Day and week is happy and healthy!
If you would like to help Brazos Valley Cares carry out our Mission of supporting individuals who have served in the United State military services and their families, especially those in the Brazos Valley, here is a link to make a donation.