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On Veterans Day, we salute our Veterans and extend our gratitude for their service. These courageous individuals committed to a cause larger than their own and accepted the challenge to defend our nation.

Here a list of Veterans Day 2017 and ceremonies being held in the Spotsylvania, Fredericksburg, and Stafford, VA.

A Salute to Veterans

Friday, Nov 10, 9am - 4pm | Downtown Fredericksburg

Schedule of events:

¨ 9:00am - 10:30 am - Veterans’ Breakfast at Dorothy Hart Community Center

¨ 9:00am - 4:00 pm - Profile of Honors Exhibit at Dorothy Hart Community Center

¨ 9:00am - 4:00 pm - Visit the Fredericksburg Area War Memorial

¨ 9:00am - 4:00 pm - Profile of Honors Documenting Project — Bring your photographs, letters, and family papers to the Fredericksburg Area Museum where staff from the Library of Virginia staff will be on-site to scan documents.

¨ 7:00pm - Exhibit Reception at Fredericksburg Area Museum in the World Aflame: A Hometown in Two World Wars gallery, RSVP requested.  Please contact Denise Smith at (540) 371-3037 ext 130.

Special Trolley Shuttle will run 9:00am - 4:00pm for the day’s events. Parking available at Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St, with free Trolley Shuttle stops every 15 minutes to Fredericksburg Museum, War Memorial and Dorothy Hart. Public is invited, bring the whole family. Free admission. Rain or shine. Sponsored by the Fredericksburg Economic Development and Tourism, Fredericksburg Area Museum and Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation and Events. For event information call: 540-372-1086 x.307 OR 540-371-3037 x.130.

FAVC Veterans Day Ceremony

Saturday, Nov 11, 10:30 am | Our Fallen Heroes Memorial - Downtown Fredericksburg

Hosted by Blue Star Mothers of Fredericksburg Chapter 4

Join us at Our Fallen Heroes Memorial in downtown Fredericksburg on George Street and Liberty Street. (In front of the old Maury school and behind the JMHS field).


Washington Heritage Museums offers free admission to Veterans


Friday, Nov 10


In honor of Veterans Day, and to thank them for their service, Washington Heritage Museums will be offering veterans free admission to our museums on Friday, November 10. The museums include the Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, Mary Washington House, and Rising Sun Tavern.


Stafford Armed Service Memorial Veterans Day

Saturday, Nov 11, 10am - 11am | George L Gordon, Jr., Government Center - 1300 Courthouse Rd, Stafford, VA

All bricks purchased after May 1, 2017 through September 1, 2017 will be available for viewing. For additional information, please contact Crystal Nicol at 540-658-8602 or [email protected].

Tribute to Veterans — Spotsylvania Country

Nov 11, 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm | Spotsylvania Courthouse Village - 9010 Battlefield Blvd, Spotsylvania

WWII and Vietnam Vehicle Display 
Profiles of Honor
The Virginia World War I and World War II Profiles of Honor Mobile Tour brings an interactive exhibit to museums, libraries, and historic sites throughout Virginia, is now open for visitors.

Remembrance Ride
The Remembrance Ride will start at Dominion Raceway with 2 laps around the road course followed by a police escorted motorcycle ride from Dominion Raceway to Spotsylvania Courthouse Village. Registration is free. Contact Indian Motors Fredericksburg or Dominion Raceway for more info.

CONTACT— (540) 507-7090 or [email protected]

American Veterans Ball - 2017 – Virginia

Saturday, Nov 11, 6pm - 12am | Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center at 2371 Carl D, Silver Blvd.
Please join us in celebration in Saluting our past, present, and future Veterans. This event is open to ALL veterans, guest, civilian supporting arms, and the general public. Secure your tickets NOW! A minimum pledge of $75.00 is requested to attend. Table of 10 priced at $1500, and sponsorship levels range from $2,500 to $10,000. Pledge your commitment NOW and support our patriotic effort! For more information visit us at: For more information visit us:

Museum of Valor Exhibit

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:30pm

Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:30pm

Repeats every day 2 times

Central Rappahannock Regional Library – Main Fredericksburg Branch

The Museum of Valor presents an exhibit to commemorate the entry of the United States into World War I. Included will be a display of medical devices and equipment used in WWI. This program is part of "World War I and America", a two-year initiative of Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities.

Veteran's 5k & 10k

Sunday, Nov 12, 8:45am to 11am | Old Mill Park, 2401 Caroline St

Enjoy this great American holiday with a scenic 5k/10k that will run alongside the Rappahannock River in historic Fredericksburg. Walkers are welcome to attend this event. Now offering a virtual run option for those who cannot make it on race day.