Saratoga Veterans Day Guide for 2017

November 09, 2017

Pay your respects to veterans of the US military on November 11, 2017 by attending one of these local Saratoga events. From ceremonies to buffets and more, the Saratoga Springs area offers an array of events and celebrations to commemorate the heroes of the American military. Or, you can visit one of many historical spots in the area to pay your respects to those who have served.

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Veterans Walk of Honor and Memorial

The Veterans Walk of Honor in Congress Park features a sidewalk of bricks engraved with the names of local war veterans. The walkway is an extension of the War Memorial, built in 1932 to honor veterans of WWI.

Veterans Day Events In The Saratoga Region

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Veterans Day History

Veterans Day celebrates the patriotism, sacrifice, and willingness to serve of the men and women who have fought for the US in the armed forces. First celebrated in 1919, the US holiday corresponds with Armistice Day, the day that major hostilities of World War 1 ended in 1918. Many Veterans Day celebrations begin at 11am to commemorate the signing of the Armistice at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

After World War II, the celebration became known as Veterans Day, a day to honor all American military members for their love of country and sacrifice for the common good. The many US military engagements make Veterans Day an important holiday to celebrate. Now, we celebrateour military heroes of all military engagements and sectors.

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NYS Military Museum

The New York State Military Museum is another great outlet to learn more about the history of Saratoga and celebrate our veterans. The mission of the museum is to preserve and share the historic records of New York State’s military forces and veterans. The musuem is divided into two sections: the museum and the library/archives holdings. Located right in Saratoga on Lake Avenue, admission to the Military Museum is free, and it is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

The Saratoga Monument

The Saratoga Monument, part of <ahref=”https:”” hotspot_saratogahistoricpark.cfm”=”” title=”Info on the Saratoga National Historic Park” target=”_blank”>Saratoga National Historic Park, is a great spot to commemorate and appreciate those who have served Saratoga. The monument commemorates America’s victory at the <ahref=”https:”” aboutsaratoga=”” battle-of-saratoga=”” “=”” title=”About the Battle of Saratoga” target=”_blank”>Battle of Saratoga – a crucial battle considered to be the turning point of the Revolutionary War. The monument was built from 1877 to 1882 and resides in the historic park.

Saratoga Cemeteries

There are a variety of cemeteries in and around Saratoga that you can visit during the Veterans Day holiday. Take some time to thank those who have sacrificed their life to protect our country, our families, and our future. While cemeteries are often seen as a place to mourn, see them as a place to pay respect and reflect upon the bravery, honor, and courage of those who have served our nation throughout the years. Visit Greenridge Cemetery on Greed Ridge Place or St. Peter’s Cemetery on West Avenue.

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