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World War I Commemoration

Title:World War I Commemoration
Date & Time:Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:American Legion Alexandria Post 24
Historic post of the world's largest veterans organization.
Event Details:The Office of Historic Alexandria and American Legion Post #24 invite you to a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the armistice to end the First World War, signed November 11, 1918. Join fellow Alexandrians on Sunday, November 11, 2018 in marking the centennial of Armistice Day, now celebrated as Veteran’s Day, with a ceremony and plaque unveiling.

The door to the ballroom at American Legion Post #24, 400 Cameron Street, opens at 9:30 a.m. with the program beginning at 10 a.m. The ceremony features speakers, T.C. Williams JROTC, and the unveiling of a new plaque remembering all from the City of Alexandria who died during World War One. A reception in the Post #24 Club Room immediately follows the program.

As part of this ceremony, over 8,000 knit and crocheted poppies will be displayed and handed to guests in memory of Alexandria’s veterans. Local residents and visitors created the poppies over the last 18 months in preparation for this event. Poppies were officially adopted as a symbol of remembrance for those who died in service to their country shortly after World War One.
Contact Phone No.:703.746.4554
Fees:The event and reception are free, but please RSVP to or call 703.746.4554.
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:Museums, Old Town

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