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Veterans Initiative

Upcoming Events


Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 @ 11:15am

All are welcome to join us for this cherished annual service honoring those who serve in the Armed Forces of the Nation, and commemorating those who have lost their lives in armed conflict.

Rear Admiral Margaret Grun Kibben, 26th Chief of Chaplains of the United States Navy, preaches.

After the service, clergy will be available for prayer with members of the armed forces, veterans, and their families, in War Memorial Chapel. Please note this is not a Eucharist.


Sunday, Nov. 11, 2019 @ 7 pm

The debt we owe our service men and women across the centuries is one we know we can never fully repay. At Washington National Cathedral, Veterans Day is an opportunity to celebrate those who returned home after service, and the families and caregivers who support them. They are extraordinary people with extraordinary stories.

Tonight, we celebrate the resilience and fortitude of our veterans community, giving thanks for their service and honoring their myriad achievement they have made to our community throughout their lives.

Free and open to the public, no RSVP required.


  • “The President’s Own” United States Marine Orchestra
  • Washington National Cathedral Choir

Preferred seating for veterans and active duty military personnel and their guests will be available on a first-come, first-served basis after doors open.  Any open seats in the preferred seating section will be released to the general public 15 minutes prior to the start of the concert.    

The Veterans Initiative at Washington National Cathedral

Roll of Honor

In a tradition of Cathedrals around the world, Washington National Cathedral remembers the fallen and MIA, and honors those who are serving and have served to protect our country.

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Service & Sacrifice Tour

Trace the ways the Cathedral honors America’s veterans in stone, stained glass and needlework. The tour also chronicles significant events in our nation’s history and members of the military who were instrumental in building the Cathedral.

By Appointment Only:

Contact specialty tours at (202) 537-5628 or by email at STours@cathedral.org.

The Cathedral's Vision for Veterans