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2020 Events Update

Dear Veterans and GVDA Supporters - 

I wanted to take this opportunity to update everyone on this year’s Veterans Day events and to address our operations during these challenging times.

Like many of you, we have had to adjust our plans due to the effects of COVID-19 and the safety guidelines put in place to mitigate the risk of exposure.  After careful consideration and after reviewing input from members of our Veterans community, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 events (Veterans Day Parade, Veterans Festival, and the Freedom Ball) and replace them with a series of virtual experiences and smaller observance ceremonies.

The Official Theme for 2020 will honor the United States Army Infantry.  However, due to our modified event platform this year, we will continue that theme into 2021.  In continuous service since 1775, I think the accomplishments of the Infantry are worthy of two years of recognition.