"As Military City, USA®, it is only fitting that San Antonio hosts a Veterans Day celebration that appropriately honors the tens of thousands of veterans and active duty service members who are our neighbors. In 2021, when the city’s official Veterans Day celebration was canceled, Hemisfair stepped in and planned a last-minute, albeit successful, event. This year, with more runway to plan, we are aiming to host the largest Veterans Day celebration in the state to showcase our support and respect for the defenders of our nation.”
– Anne Krause, President & Executive Director, Hemisfair Conservancy (USAF veteran)
Hemisfair is an urban parks district designed to be enjoyed by all residents and visitors to Military City, USA®. As San Antonio’s central-most greenspace, they are deeply committed to developing programming and amenities to meet the needs of every member of our community.
This year, Hemisfair is partnering with corporations, foundations and individual donors to host SA Veterans Day at Hemisfair–San Antonio’s largest Veterans Day event, designated as the city’s official celebration.
While this will be a day of respectful celebration, it will also be a day to honor our commitment to do more than just say “thanks.” SA Veterans Day at Hemisfair presented by Endeavors will be a chance to introduce veterans to service organizations that meet their individual needs, to give back to veteran-focused organizations, and to create sincere connections within this community.
This project builds upon Hemisfair’s local role of acting as a catalyst for community-building opportunities. Together our partnership can bring this event to a wider audience, and to raise funds to rally the city around our veterans and active duty service members.
You can find out more about Hemisfair and keep up with other community events athemisfair.org or their social media accounts@hemisfair.
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