Every year the Veterans of Foreign War Post 10574 of Colonial Beach sponsor the Veteran’s Day Ceremony held at the War Memorial, known locally as “Gun.”
The event takes place on Veteran’s Day each year, at 11 a.m. This is due to the history of Veteran’s Day which began as Armistice Day and how the guns were laid to rest on the 11th day of the 11th month during the 11th hour.
Tommy Edwards, State President of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, emceed the event which honors all veterans – alive and passed – of the United States. With a bright sunny morning and the weather perfect for the day, those who spoke, including CB Mayor Eddie Blunt, reminded the crowds of the need to thank veterans for their service.
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, atrc Color Guard presented the flags for the ceremony. Wreaths were laid by various local organizations.
The VFW sponsored a luncheon following the event.
The color guard from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren’s AEGIS Training Readiness Center presented the flags at the Veteran’s Day ceremony in Colonial Beach.