Veterans Initiative

Upcoming Events

Independence Day Eve

Concert of Hope and Healing • Wednesday, July 3, 2019 @ 6:30 pm

On the evening before Independence Day, we pay tribute to our veterans and military families, recognizing their service, sacrifice and leadership. This family-friendly outdoor concert at the All Hallows Guild Amphitheater (on the Cathedral grounds) features artists from the Last Honkytonk Music Series: Lance Dubroc, Robbie Holder, Matt Williams and other special guests. Free and open to the public. Bring your family and friends to share a picnic dinner, or grab a meal from the nearby Open City at the National Cathedral cafe and enjoy the music.

More information including directions to the amphitheater here.

Midnight Independence Day Pilgrimage for Veterans • Wednesday, July 3, 2019 @ 11:30 pm

Join Vet Church and Washington National Cathedral for a late-night pilgrimage at the Cathedral from July 3 (11:30pm) into July 4 (early AM) to undertake a journey of healing, connection and blessing. We will seek rest from post-traumatic stress, moral injury and anxiety, and honor our strength and the bonds that hold us together. Veterans, military families and friends of the military carry so many heavy burdens. Come join us and we can lay them down together. The Cathedral is a house of prayer for all people–those of all faiths and none are welcome.

Led by Matt Williams, Vet Church and chaplains from the Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage.

Free for veterans, family members, and supporters. Please register here.

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

The Cathedral's Vision for Veterans