November 11th is Veterans Day and that means it is a time to honor all US veterans from every war. The holiday falls on the anniversary of the ending of World War I. The US observed the day as Armistice Day until 1954 when “Veterans Day” took over as the official US holiday.
Veterans Day 2014 Sunset Ceremony on the Battleship Missouri
After the world-wide observances that take place around the world (many places around the globe still recognize and observe Armistice Day), the Battleship Missouri in Pearl Harbor brings the special day to a close with a ceremony on her fantail.
Of course, every observance ceremony on Veterans Day pays tribute to all Veterans of every war. This year’s tribute will pay special attention to the current generation of US Veterans and service members who answered today’s call and are fighting the nation’s current conflicts.
Today’s military mission is dynamic, to say the least. While the battle against terror continues the nation also has brave men and women answering the needs of other nations overseas in the fight against Ebola. While many may not support the decision to send troops into a situation of that sort, it is still the nation’s duty to honor and support those that are sent.
Details about the Veterans Day Sunset Ceremony 2014
- Special remarks by Rear Admiral Richard L. Williams, Commander, Navy Region-Hawaii
- Vice Admiral (R), USN, Robert Kihune, current member of the Board of Directors for the USS Missouri Memorial Association.
- Base access can be had beginning at 3:30 PM. complimentary bus service that will pick-up at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Please RSVP prior to 6 November to coordinate pick-up and base access. To RSVP use:: firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you plan on driving and attending then remember to arrive early to ensure parking.