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Veterans Day Events

Honoring our Veterans beyond November 2020

VVA, AVVA, Sons of Union Veterans at DeWitt Park for Veterans Day 2020

Photo Courtesy of Charles Harrington, Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter #377


  • Dec. 2 
    "Journey to Normal: Women of War Come Home", 1730-2030  
    This eye-opening, thought-provoking film follows eight women who served on the front lines of Afghanistan through their first two years after returning home, giving us a look into their lives, struggles and triumphs. Join us for this screening followed by a community conversation with the film’s director and executive producer.

    Please register through the following link:

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

  • Dec. 3 
    Virtual Veterans Coffeehouse, 0730-0900
    Assemble in the Zoom room to meet, chat, and connect with other Veterans from around Tompkins County. This makes a perfect event for area Veterans to extend their observance of Veterans Day and the month. Vets get together virtually every first (7:30-9a) and third (12-2p) Thursday. Access available via computer, smart phone, or landline.

    Warrior Writers-Tompkins, 1900-2100
    Warrior Writers-Tompkins come together to share experiences through the written word. All military Veterans are welcome to participate in the virtual sessions via Zoom. This group will muster again at the same time on Dec. 10, 2020.

  • Dec. 18
    Help a Vet in Crisis with QPR, 1300-1400
    Learn QPR – Question Persuade Refer – and help a fellow Veteran or other person in crisis by learning to recognize warning signs of a suicidal crisis. The training and certification is provided by Navy Vet and licensed therapist Elizabeth Golden.


  • Dec. 3 and 9
    Taking Care of Yourself During the Holidays, 1100-1200
    The VA's Caregiver Center hosts a webinar focused on caregivers caring for themselves this holiday season. A repeat of this session takes plan on Dec. 9, 2020.

Veterans Making News

Online Viewing

  • The National Veterans Day Observance 2020: Footage from the Presidential Uniformed Services Full Honor Wreath-Laying Ceremony in Washington, DC on Nov. 11.  
  • The Opening of the National Native American Veterans Memorial: In continued observance of November as national Native American Heritage Month, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian opened its newest memorial on Veterans Day at the National Mall in Washington, DC.  
  • Veterans Day 2020: An event with the Atlantic Council with keynote remarks by Gen. David Petraeus and a film adaptation to the stage play "War Words," which depicts true stories of the Veterans of war in Iraq and Afghanistan. 
  • Cornell Veterans Day Observance 2020: Cornell University military and Veterans members pay tribute to the nation's Veterans, the Armed Forces, and Cornell's role in the history of ROTC programs nationwide. 


Get fed while supporting local Veterans organizations
Local American Legion posts offer lunch and dinner options, whose sales help support their community ventures. Whether through social media, phone calls, or dropping by for pick up, the meals will satisfy for a great cause. Masks and social distancing are a must.