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NOV 11 Liberty or Death Reenactment on Veterans Day

  • Historic St. John's Church, 1741 2401 East Broad Street Richmond, VA, 23223 United States (map)

Please join us on Veterans Day as we honor veterans of all U.S. wars.  The program includes patriotic music. 

 “To care for him who shall have born the battle.”

  • Doors open at 1:15. Tickets Required.

  • Music begins at 1:30. Festival Brass Band performs.

  • Reenactment starts at 2 PM.

About Veterans Day

Veterans Day is observed every year on November 11th. Veterans Day was originally called “Armistice Day” when President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed this day in November 1919. Armistice is when warring parties agree to stop fighting and “Armistice Day” recognizes the end of World War 1 when hostilities ceased on November 11th at 11 A.M, 1918 (11th hour, of the 11th, of the 11th month).

On May 13th, 1938 Armistice Day was declared a legal holiday each year. A day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace. Originally Armistice Day only honored veterans of the World War.

On November 11th, 1947 Raymond Weeks, a World War II veteran, organized a “National Veterans Day” parade in Birmingham, Alabama to recognize veterans of all wars.

This celebration led to Congress changing Armistice Day to Veterans Day in 1954 to recognize Veterans of all U.S. wars.