Veterans Day Events 2021

Virtual Veterans Stories

Virtual event, Nov. 10, 11 am • Visit the calendar for Zoom details

Author and Door County resident Jerry Grassel shares experiences from his time in Europe during the Cold War in his book, Cold War Stories Unclassified: Revealing, Amusing, and Educational.

Veterans Day Ceremony

Nov. 11, 11:30 am, Aging and Disability Resource Center of Door County (ADRC), 916 N. 14th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay

Beth Wartella, the Door County veterans service officer, will give a commemorative speech. The color guard will perform a rifle salute with the sounding of “Taps.” A meal of country-fried steak, mashed potatoes, veggies, fruit and apple pie will be served. Veterans are invited to enjoy a complimentary meal and receive an honorary gift. A patriotic musical tribute will take place during the meal. Advance registration is required by calling 920.746.2372. Dining room space is limited to 60 people. When calling, inform the receptionist whether you will be dining in for the luncheon or taking a carryout meal.

A video of the ceremony will be available to watch at and on Facebook Live at

Veterans Day Coffee

Nov. 11, 9 am – 12 pm, The Gnoshery, 23 N. 3rd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay

Join the gnomes at the Gnoshery for a cup of coffee and smart talk with the head gnome, Pat Fuge, a retired U.S. Army MSG. All veterans may enjoy a bottomless cup during this event.

Veterans Day Concert

Nov. 11, 7 pm, Prince of Peace Church, 1756 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay

The Peninsula Symphonic Band and Swingin’ Door Big Band will perform patriotic selections, and the low-brass section of the ensemble will play a special tribute to late member John Mann. The Bone Boys, a trombone ensemble of which Mann was a member, will also perform some pieces in his honor. Donations are appreciated to support Veteran Services of Door County and the Peninsula Symphonic Band.