Organizations across the Washington area are hosting events to honor Veterans Day on Friday.
Arlington bell ringing, celebrate Veterans Day with a vintage Pennsylvania church bell, sponsored by the Bluemont Civic Association. Noon, Constitution Bicentennial Gardens, North George Mason Drive and Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. Free. 703-525-3786.
“African American Veterans Remembered, Honored,” pre-ceremony music by the U.S. Army Band; keynote address by Lt. Gen. Julius W. Becton Jr., wreath-laying and taps. 9 a.m., National World War II Memorial, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-737-0404.
Storytelling at the Vietnam Women’s Memorial, 9 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m., Vietnam Women's Memorial, Constitution Avenue and Henry Bacon Drive NW. Free. 202-619-7222.
Veterans Day wreath-laying, 9 a.m., National World War II Memorial, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-737-0404.
Veterans Day observance,speakers, live music, mansion tours and displays of military and World War II-era vehicles. 10:15 a.m., Dodona Manor, 217 Edwards Ferry Rd., Leesburg. Free. 703-777-1880.