Annual Veterans Day Ceremony and Tribute at the U.S. Navy Memorial

November 6, 2018 – The United States Navy Memorial will host a Wreath Laying Ceremony, panel discussion, and book signing on Monday, November 12th in observance of Veterans Day:

November 12th, 2018 from 11:00am – 2:00pm
U.S. Navy Memorial
701 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004

Pre-ceremony events will begin at 11:00am inside of the Navy Memorial’s Visitor Center. There will be a panel discussion followed by a book signing with Patricia Walters Anderson, author of the Nautilus Trilogy. The discussion will include former crew members from the USS Nautilus, the first nuclear-powered submarine.

The Wreath Laying Ceremony at will begin at 1:00pm on U.S. Navy Memorial Plaza* and will include remarks from Navy Memorial and Naval District Washington officials. Captain Alan McCurry, USN (Ret.), who served aboard the USS Nautilus, will be the honored speaker for the ceremony. Following tradition, the U.S. Navy Band and Ceremonial Guard will perform.

These events are part of an ongoing effort by the Navy Memorial to promote public understanding and appreciation of the history and culture of the Sea Services. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early, giving them an opportunity to take advantage of the Navy Memorial’s free exhibits that celebrate the rich naval heritage of the United States.

*In the case of foul weather, the ceremony will be moved from the outdoor plaza to the Burke Theater, located in Navy Memorial’s adjacent Visitor Center.

For over 31 years, until his death in 2007, Pat was the wife and business partner of Captain William R. Anderson, the commander of USS Nautilus (SSN-571) during the first under-ice explorations in 1957 as well as Nautilus’ historic top-secret mission to transit the Arctic Ocean from the Pacific to the Atlantic in 1958.