Where to Honor Westchester Service Members This Veterans Day

We round up all the local parades, memorials, and commemorative ceremonies where you can honor Westchester's armed forces this Veterans Day.

Westchester County celebrates Veterans Day this year with a bevy of in-person events from parades to services in every corner of the county. Here’s where you can attend and honor our nation’s armed service members in 2023.

Westchester County

The county’s official ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. on November 8 at Lasdon Park Arboretum and Veterans Memorial. County Executive George Latimer will be joined by Veterans Service Agency Director Ronald C. Tocci.

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Mamaroneck

American Legion Post 90 will host its annual observance beginning at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial (189 Prospect Ave). The ceremony will last about 30 minutes and include songs, prayers, greetings and remarks, and tributes, followed by light snacks inside Legion Hall.

Valhalla

Saturday at noon in Valhalla, the Vietnam Veterans of America will unveil the Town’s Vietnam Veterans’ Monument. This special monument will pay honor and respect to the hundreds of vets who call Mount Pleasant home. There will also be remarks from Supervisor Carl Fulgenzi.

New Rochelle

The New Rochelle Veteran Advisory Committee’s annual ceremony will be held at this Saturday at 11 a.m. in front of the Faneuil Park WWI memorial, dedicated on December 11, 1921. The ceremony is hosted by the New Rochelle Veteran Advisory Committee. Guest speakers include Steve Alpert, a New Rochelle native and author, and Tom Riley, a retired FDNY Deputy Chief.

 

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Rye

Rye’s annual observance is this Saturday at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony will be led by American Legion Post 128 Commander Fred de Barros, featuring short statements from Rye City Mayor Josh Cohn and Westchester County Executive George Latimer, as well as Assemblyman Steve Otis. Legionnaires and members of the Rye Sons of American Legion will read Rye vets’ stories pulled from from biographies.

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Somers

The Town of Somers parade, hosted by the Somers Lions Club, will start at 10:15 a.m. The parade will leave from the bus loop between SIS and SMS and will progress to the Veterans Memorial at Ivandell Cemetery, followed by a flag ceremony at 11 a.m. with light refreshments at the Town House.

Fun Fact:
According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, “Veterans Day does not include an apostrophe but does include an ‘s’ at the end of ‘veterans’ because it is not a day that ‘belongs’ to veterans, it is a day for honoring all veterans.”

White Plains

The city’s annual ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. at White Plains City Hall on November 11. The ceremony is sponsored by the Mayor’s Memorial and Veteran’s Day Board.

Yorktown

The Yorktown Day Parade will be held on Sunday, November 12 from 2-3 p.m. All vets and their immediate families are welcome to assemble at Lakeland High School’s main parking lot from at 1-2 p.m., along with local scout groups and civic organizations.

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