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Posted at 2:32 PM ET, 11/10/2010

Remembering our veterans: D.C.'s blogs

By Lori Aratani

Good afternoon. Whether you have tomorrow off or still have to be in the office, be sure to take a moment to remember our veterans -- past and present. In that vein, today we offer a selection of Veteran's Day themed posts, ranging from dedications to volunteer opportunities. Read on.

DC Like A Local has an excellent roundup of D.C. Veteran's Day events. There is the traditional laying of the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington, but there are other events, including a Holiday Letter Writing drive.

At Food & Think, Lisa Bramen shares this post about her Uncle Jay, who served as a combat infantry solider in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He shares his memories of the food and people he encountered.

If you have tomorrow off, you can help beautify the playground at Tyler Elementary School. East City Art has the details.

Rockville Central profiles World War II veteran Steve Cromwell who will be the featured speaker at the Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Thursday, at Veterans Park, located at the intersection of Rockville Pike and Veirs Mill Road.

O Say Can You See? Offers this insightful post about veterans and their memories – and why it's sometimes difficult, but important – for them and for future generations -- to record their stories. War is about sacrifice.

Silver Spring Speaks reminds us about the dedication ceremony at Veteran’s Plaza at the corner of Ellsworth and Fenton Street in downtown Silver Spring, Thursday. County Executive Isiah Leggett will present a Veterans Day Proclamation, followed by seminars in the afternoon. If you can’t make those, there will be an evening reception at 6 p.m., followed by a free concert.

That's it for now. Thanks for reading and have a great rest of the day.

By Lori Aratani  | November 10, 2010; 2:32 PM ET
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It's Veterans Day, but the Feds get the day off. I'm sure they'll all attend events to honor veterans, right?

Posted by: jckdoors | November 10, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

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