Veterans Day 2020: speech, Legion events
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Veterans Day 2020: speech, Legion events

Every year The American Legion provides a guideline Veterans Day speech for posts to use during events honoring all military veterans. The 2020 Veterans Day speech is now available for download.

On Veterans Day, Nov. 11., sometimes all that is needed is a simple thank you to the veteran or the family member for his or her sacrifice. As American Legion posts, districts and departments continue to finds ways to honor the service of veterans during this unprecedented time, National Headquarters would like to hear about your planned Veterans Day events.

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The American Legion's Amateur Radio Club (TALARC) station K9TAL, and several other TALARC stations around the country, will operate on the 1X1 Special Event Call Sign N9V – November Niner Victor – for its annual national salute to veterans on Veterans Day from 1300ET to 1900ET (1800UTC to 0000UTC).

A special event certificate available to all who contact a TALARC station calling N9V on that day. To get yours, send a self-addressed 9x12 stamped envelope to:

The American Legion Amateur Radio Club, c/o The American Legion

700 N. Pennsylvania St.

Indianapolis, IN 46204

Please include your contact time, frequency and mode on a slip of paper or a QSL card.