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Armistice Day Festival
November 11, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pmFree
Join the Virginia WWI & WWII Commemoration Commission, the Virginia War Memorial, and the Virginia Department of Veteran Services on Sunday, November, 11, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. for a ceremony honoring Virginia’s veterans and an Armistice Day Festival commemorating the 100th anniversary the end of World War I.
The program will begin with a bell-tolling—part of a nationwide tolling of bells honoring the anniversary—followed by the Annual Commonwealth’s Veterans Day Ceremony.
Following the ceremony, visit the newly renovated Carillon, Virginia’s World War I Memorial, for the afternoon Armistice Day Festival. Enjoy family-friendly crafts, activities, games, music, reenactments, and more. See exhibits from museums and historic sites across Virginia to learn what life was like in 1918, and view WWI-themed student art from the Armistice Student Art Contest.
This event is free and open to all ages, and food trucks will be available on-site.