Our 2021 Salute to Service

  • November 8, 2021
Volunteers prep yellow roses for Veterans Day placement on the Memorial
Veterans Day 2020. Photo: Jin S. Lee

Each year, we recognize our country’s veterans through Salute to Service, a tribute designed to honor all who have served in the military and those who support them. Before, during, and after Veterans Day, the Memorial and Museum offers special benefits and programming - both virtually and on-site - for veterans and veteran organizations. Highlights of our 2021 Salute to Service appear below. 

Museum Admission
Free and discounted admission for veterans and their families, as well as family members of active serving military, are available from Thursday, November 11 through Sunday, the 14th. Details and booking information can be found here

Virtual Tours
Reserve your spot on a free virtual tour, available November 9-14. 

Memorial Tributes
The U.S. Air Force Heritage Brass Orchestra will perform a concert on the Memorial on Wednesday at noon. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for clips, or join is in person - this event is open to the public. 

Visionaries in Service
The MEMO blog features a series of Q&As with some of our Visionaries in Service, delving into the role 9/11 played in shaping their path to the military. 

Community Mondays
On Mondays throughout November, we'll welcome different veteran organizations including Blue Star Families Tri-State Chapter, the Pat Tillman Foundation, and Team RWB

By 9/11 Memorial Staff

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Visionaries in Service: Brian Kitching

A smiling man in an Army camouflage uniform

With Veterans Day on Thursday, we're kicking off Week II of our Salute to Service blog series, featuring Visionaries whose personal experiences inspired them to join the United States military. Today, Lieutenant Colonel Brian Kitching shares his Q&A and insight.

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Visionaries in Service: Amanda Szabolcs

A smiling young woman with long blonde hair in a dark sleeveless dress against a dark background

Air Force veteran Amanda Szabolcs - now an executive with Atlantic Southern - answers our Salute to Service Q&A ahead of Veterans Day. 

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