This Cathedral seeks to uphold, honor, and celebrate those who serve in our military and return home, but also to advocate for and alongside veterans in ways that honor their sacrifices. Our Veterans Initiative has three main goals:
- Recognize and pay tribute to those who have served and sacrificed for our country
- Offer a sacred space for spiritual refreshment and activities that promote spiritual healing
- Educate the civilian public about the experience of veterans during their service and the challenges they and their families face when they return home
Veterans Weekend 2017
National Veterans Day Concert
The National Veterans Day Concert honors the men, women and families who have served our country in the Armed Forces. Through words, music and images, join us as we celebrate the indomitable spirit of our veterans, their triumph over adversity, their resilience and their love of country.
The Washington National Cathedral Choir was joined by “The President’s Own” United States Marine Chamber Orchestra for an evening of patriotic and contemplative music, with stories from our returning service members and their loved ones.
Webcast of the concert available until December 1.
Veterans Concert Gallery
Service to Honor Veterans
Watch the archived webcast of this national service of worship honoring Veterans Day. Includes special music and prayers offered in thanksgiving for all who have honorably served our country—in wartime or peacetime—commemorating their shared endeavor of achieving peace.
Guest Preacher: The Honorable John Dalton, former Secretary of the Navy and Honorary Canon at Washington National Cathedral.
This service is not a Holy Eucharist.