How to Stream Veterans Day Events
On November 11, 1918, fighting ceased between the Allied nations and Germany on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. This day became known as Armistice Day. In 1954, Congress amended this day to honor American veterans of all wars, and the day became known as Veterans Day.
Due to the impact of COVID-19, many Veterans Day commemorations have been adapted to allow for live streaming so you can participate from home.
National Veterans Day Observance
The U.S. Army Military District of Washington will conduct a Presidential Uniformed Services Full Honor Wreath-Laying Ceremony. The Honorable Robert Wilkie, Secretary for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in recognition and commemoration of the Veterans who have served in the U.S. Uniformed Services. The ceremony will be hosted by Maj. Gen. Omar J. Jones, commanding general, Joint Task Force – National Capital Region and U.S. Army Military District of Washington.
Ceremonial activities at Arlington National Cemetery will be live streamed at 11 a.m. ET, Wednesday, November 11.
New York City Veterans Day Commemoration
SVA National President and CEO Jared Lyon has been named Grand Marshal of the 2020 New York City Veterans Day Commemoration on Wednesday, November 11. A motorized convoy of 120 vehicles will muster and roll down a portion of the traditional parade route.
WABC-TV 7 will broadcast and live stream a special Veterans Day show on November 11 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. ET from their studios and from the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
National Museum of the U.S. Army Grand Opening
A virtual ceremony to celebrate this grand opening will be held November 11, at 2:00 p.m. ET. The Secretary of the Army, the Chief of Staff of the Army and the Sergeant Major of the Army will participate in the ceremony, and it will be live streamed.
More National Events
Several national level organizations are hosting 2020 Veterans Day virtual events due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. See the full list compiled by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
SVA Chapter Events
SVA Chapters around the country are hosting and streaming their own Veterans Day events. Learn more in our database below.
|School Name||Event Description||Date||Information|
|Arizona State University||Salute to Sevice Event Series||11/5-11/19||Link|
|Boston College||Mass Rememberance Ceremony, 2020||11/11||Link|
|Cal State University - Northridge||An evening of networking with CSUN Alumni||11/6||Link|
|Clayton State University||Ceremony in Lawsun Ampitheater saluting service members||11/11||Link|
|Eastern Oregon University||Gathering at the flagpole for a commemoration||11/11||Link|
|Kent State University||Virtual commemoration paying tribute to the commuunity of veterans & service members||11/11||Link|
|San Diego State University||Honoring the memory of fallen Aztecs (24th Annual)||11/3||Link|
|Syracuse University||2020 Virtual Veterans Day||11/11||Link|
|Texas State University||Annual Veterans Day commencement||11/11||Link|
|University of Findlay||Observance at honor wall||11/11||Link|
|University of Kansas||Veterans Day 5K||11/15||Link|
|University of Nebraska - Kearney||Commencement to give thanks to veterans||11/11||Link|
|UNC - Charlotte||Veterans Day drive to support deployed members||11/2-11/15||Link|
|University of Toledo||Drive through breakfast in a bag||11/11||Link|
|Wentworth Institute of Technology||Recognize and celebrate those who served||11/11||Link|
|Western Illinois University||Fallen soldiers 5K||11/11||Link|
|Bowling Green State University||Drive Through Breakfast||11/8||Link|
|University of Southern California||Veterans Day Ceremony (Virtual)||11/10||Link|
|University of Central Arkansas||23rd Annual Veterans Day Celebration (Virtual)||11/11||Link|
|University of Chicago||Women in Boots (Virtual)||11/9||Link|
|University of Chicago||Honoring the Hurt (Virtual)||11/10||Link|
|University of Chicago||Veterans Day Recognition (Vrtual)||11/11||Link|
|University of Chicago||LGBTQIA+ and the Veteran Identity||11/12||Link|
|University of Chicago||Deportation of U.S. Veterans||11/13||Link|
|American University||Veterans Day Ceremony (Virtual)||11/11||Link|
|Florida International University||Wreath Laying||11/11||Link|
|Florida International University||Veterans Appreciation Keynote||11/12||Link|
|Florida International University||Virtual 1M, 5K, and 10K||11/13||Link|
|University of Michigan||Flag Raising on the Law Quad||11/11||Link|
|University of Michigan||Vietnam War Veteran Panel||11/11||Link|
|University of Michigan||The Finest Hours: The Coast Guard’s Most Daring Rescue||11/11||Link|
|University of Michigan||Military-Connected Family Student Panel||11/12||Link|
|University of Michigan||“Weight of Honor” Film Discussion||11/12||Link|
|University of Michigan||DEI in the Military Panel||11/12||Link|
|University of Michigan||The Diversity of the Military||11/12||Link|
|University of Michigan||Women in the Military Panel||11/13||Link|
|University of Michigan||VetX Symposium||11/13||Link|
|University of California - Irvine||Veterans Day Ceremony (Virtual)||11/10||Link|
|Cape Cod Community College||What can I do for my country now? (virtual)||11/12||Link|