Provided by Potomac Region Veterans Council
The Potomac Region Veterans Council (PRVC) is holding a National Veterans Day ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Quantico National Cemetery beginning at 11:00 a. m. Since this Veterans Day falls on a Saturday, upwards of 1,500+ people are expected to attend this event, which is open to the public. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines, along with many families and distinguished guests, will gather to commemorate National Veterans Day. The USMC Color Guard, along with 20 Color Guards from across Virginia, will muster and parade.
The Chief of Staff US Air Force, Gen. David L. Goldfein, is attending as the keynote speaker. As Chief, he serves as the senior uniformed Air Force officer responsible for the organization, training and equipping of 660,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian forces serving in the United States and overseas. This ceremony will commence promptly at 11:00 a. m. following a musical prelude by the Quantico Marine Corps Band, which is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a. m.
The Potomac Region Veterans Council (PRVC) was formed in June 1972 to coordinate and promote the common good of veterans of the Northern Virginia area and to honor and remember our fallen Soldiers, Sailors Airmen, and Marines, on Memorial Day, and to honor and thank all of our military veterans on Veterans Day. The Council today represents as many as 15,000 veterans in 29 different veterans’ organizations.