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National Veterans Day public ceremony at Quantico National Cemetery Nov. 11

The Potomac Region Veterans Council (PRVC) announces that a National Veterans Day ceremony will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Quantico National Cemetery beginning at 11 a.m. A musical prelude by the Quantico Marine Corps Band is scheduled to begin at 10:30 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 Chief of Staff U.S. Air Force, Gen. David L. Goldfein, will attend 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.

The Potomac Region Veterans Council (PRVC) was formed 45 years ago, 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 currently represents as many as 15,000 veterans in 29 different veterans’ organizations.

10:30 -11 a.m.  Musical Prelude: Quantico Marine Corps Band
11 a.m. -12 p.m.    Veterans Day Ceremony

Distinguished Guests:
Gen. David Goldfien (Chief of Staff, US Air Force) - Keynote Speaker
Col. Chuck Wilson, USAF Ret., (Chairman, Potomac Regional Veterans Council; and, Commander, Veterans of Foreign Wars Northern Virginia) Master of Ceremonies
Mr. James Sanders (Director, Quantico National Cemetery) - Introductory Speaker
Col. Robert Boucher (Chief of Staff, Marine Corps Installation National Capital Region - Marine Corps Base Quantico) - Introductory Speaker

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