Veterans Day Commemoration Opportunities

National Veterans Memorial and Museum

November 2, 2020

National Veterans Memorial and Museum Rolls Out Veterans Day Commemoration Opportunities

FREE Museum Admission on Veterans Day Made Possible by Our Partners

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – The National Veterans Memorial and Museum today announced a series of interactive events created to honor and thank all U.S. Veterans and service members who have defended our freedom – including the right to vote.

The Veterans Day virtual ceremony and free admission for all guests on Veterans Day (Nov. 11) are provided through the generous support of our corporate partners at Nationwide, CAS and USAA. Through their gifts, the National Veterans Memorial and Museum will reach and impact thousands of lives this Veterans Day.

For museum guests, the facility is following and going above and beyond all state and national health and safety requirements for cultural facilities. See details here. Museum staff will ensure timed spacing between families or self-designated small social groups, however, you also may reserve tickets online at

“There is no better place to spend Veterans Day than with us at the museum or engaged in any of our virtual events to show your support for our servicemen and women and find inspiration for your own life from their stories,” said Lt. General Michael Ferriter, U.S. Army (Retired), President and CEO, National Veterans Memorial and Museum. “Like our military teams, we are stronger together. Thank you to our partners at Nationwide, CAS and USAA for uniting with us to honor, inspire, connect and educate our Veterans, service members and communities for the good of all.”

Veterans Day 2020 will include the following opportunities to pay tribute to our servicemen and women. thanks to the generous support of our corporate partners at Nationwide, CAS and USAA.

National Veterans Memorial and Museum Virtual Walk/Run, 

Ruck and Heroes Honor Challenge (Nov. 1-22)

This family-friendly event presented in partnership with Greenswell Events features options for individuals or teams to run or walk one mile, 5K, five miles or take on the Ruck and Heroes Honor Challenge. The Challenge is a workout consisting of a circuit that includes running, heavy carries and body-weight exercises. Complete your selected activity safely at the time and location of your choice and share on social media to honor America’s heroes: #NVMM, #VETERANSDAY2020. Registrants will receive a race bib, shirt and commemorative medal.

Veterans Day Virtual Remembrance Ceremony (Nov. 11)

Commemorate Veterans Day with our annual Remembrance Ceremony at 10 a.m. live on Facebook and YouTube. Featured guest speakers include Bruce Thorn, President and CEO, Big Lots, Inc., an Army Ranger Veteran; and Montel Williams, Emmy Award-winning television show host, U.S. Marine Corps and Navy Veteran. Following this brief ceremony, please enjoy additional Veterans Day videos and continue to remember our servicemen and women on social media with #NVMM #VETERANSDAY2020.

Share a Name

Together we will honor, preserve and share every Veteran’s story. Join in the National Veterans Memorial and Museum’s 2020 Veterans Day commemoration by sharing who you will be celebrating this year. You can honor a friend or family member who served, or all those who have served our country. Throughout Veterans Day week from Nov. 9-15, we will celebrate the Veterans and stories submitted to us on our social media channels. Please submit all stories and names by Nov. 9.

Support Our Veterans

This Veterans Day, honor someone special to you who served, or all those who defended our freedom with a Veterans Day gift of any amount to the National Veterans Memorial and Museum to support our mission. When you do, you will sustain our work to honor Veterans, connect, inspire, and educate our community through world-class exhibits, educational programming, Veteran outreach and engaging events.

Purchase Your Veterans Day Shirt from Homage

The National Veterans Memorial and Museum is proud to partner with Homage to present a special 2020 Veterans Day T-shirt created to honor ALL Veterans. Homage has generously pledged a portion of the proceeds from each Veterans Day shirt sale back to the museum in support of Veterans. Purchase your shirt here,

About the National Veterans Memorial and Museum

The National Veterans Memorial and Museum takes visitors on a narrative journey telling individual stories and shared experiences of Veterans from all military branches throughout history. The National Veterans Memorial and Museum pays tribute to the sacrifices of men and women in service and their families. History is presented in a dynamic, participatory experience with photos, letters and personal effects, multi-media presentations, and interactive exhibits. Together, these elements link our national story to the larger context of the world.


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