Veterans Day Events | Santa Fe Plaza - SantaFe.com

Veterans Day Events | Santa Fe Plaza

November 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

FREE

Santa Fe Plaza

63 Lincoln Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Phone: 505-955-6200
Website: https://www.santafe.org/visiting-santa-fe/neighborhoods/plaza-and-downtown/

The City of Santa Fe welcomes all to join in honoring those who have served on Veterans Day at Santa Fe Plaza, Thursday, November 11, 2021, 1-4 p.m. The event features a car show by the Santa Fe Vintage Car Club. Free coffee and donuts will be offered. At 1:45 p.m., Mayor Alan Webber will present a proclamation, followed by a presentation of colors by the Santa Fe High School ROTC. The Destroyers Navy Band will then perform from 2-4 p.m.

Dorothy Seaton, MAJ, US Army (retired), Chair, Santa Fe Veterans Advisory Board, provides historical context: “November 11th is Veterans Day in the United States. Prior to 1954 it was known as Armistice Day, as it is still known in Europe and the rest of the world. The Armistice to end World War I was signed by the Allies and Nazi Germany on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. More than 20 million people had lost their lives in the war, including my uncle Bennet Ulven, who died on November 7, 1918, in the Meuse Argonne Advance just days before the Armistice. He never lived to be a veteran. So, on Veterans Day we honor all who have served in the United States Military and who came home to their families and communities. We renew our commitment to honor and care for our veterans every day in recognition of their service to our country.”

For their support of this event, the City of Santa Fe extends a special thank you to Knights of Columbus #10517, Real Burger, Veteran’s Advisory Board, Navy Band of the Southwest, and Santa Fe Vintage Car Club. Please be aware that Covid-safe masking and distancing protocols will be observed.