My Patriots’ Pride

Veterans Day History

Veterans Day History

Veterans Day is a holiday observed annually in the United States in honor of all those, living and dead, who served with the U.S. armed forces in wartime. Some states observe the holiday on November 11 and others on the fourth Monday of October. Armistice Day, the forerunner of Veterans Day, was proclaimed in 1919 to commemorate the termination (at 11 am on Nov. 11, 1918) of World War I. 

 

                      

                               

On the first anniversary of the truce, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation eulogizing fallen Allied soldiers and referring to November 11 as Armistice Day. It became a holiday in the U.S., France, Great Britain and Canada. The holiday acquired its present name and broadened significance in the U.S. in 1954. In Canada it is known as Remembrance Day, and in Great Britain, as Remembrance Sunday.



My Patriots' Pride March and Rally History

Past Patriot's Pride March Locations

California:
 


Pleasant Hill
Coordinator: Tricia Gardiner
 

Contact: typoty@astound.net
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: The Veterans Memorial
               Contra Costa Blvd and Boyd Rd.
               Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

San Diego 

Coordinator: Benny Cartwright
Contact: bcartwright@cox.net
Time: 12:00 p.m. 
Location:  
1300 N. Coast Hwy
                 Oceanside, CA, 92054
 


Guam:
Tumon
 

Coordinator: Heather Coulson
Contact: lgbtguam@live.com
Date: 12 NOV 2010
Time: 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Location: Fiesta Resort Hotel
       
801 Pale San Vitores Rd
                 Tumon, Guam, 96913

We are unveiling an historic exhibit of the LGBT movement on Guam. Please join us to celebrate our heroes

Illinois:
Coordinator: David Feinstein
Contact: ddave29@aol.com
Time: 
Location: 


Indiana:
Indianapolis
Coordinator: Scott Spychala 
Secondary: J . Corey Davis
Hosted By: Equality 4 Indiana
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
Location:  Indiana State House
 
                 200 West Washington Street, East steps
                Indianapolis, IN 46204

Iowa:
 

 

Le Mars
Coordinator: Michael Ogden
Contact: mogden33@yahoo.com
Time: 
Location: 215 4th Ave SE
                Le Mars, IA, 51031

New Mexico:
Albuquerque 
Coordinator: Loretta Ortiz
Contact: orttees@yahoo.com
Time: 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Location: Gate 1 on Gibson
                outside of Kirkland AFB 
                Albuquerque, NM, 87110


New York:
New York
Coordinator: Christin Meador
Contact: christin@proudally.org
Phone: (703) 915-9042
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Armed Forces Recruiting Center
                New York, NY, 79413

The recruiting center is located in Times Square.
                W 43rd St & Broadway

Ohio:
Columbus
Coordinator: Thomas Equality Morgan
Contact: tb614@aol.com
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: The Ohio Statehouse
                1 Capitol Street
                 Columbus, OH, 42315

South side across from the Ohio Theatre. 
Looking for more speakers for the rally. If you'd like to speak please contact my email. 

Texas:
Fort Hood
Coordinator: Nonnie Ouchtaqualla
Contact: nonnie.ouch@gmail.com
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Fort Hood Army Base
               2706 30th St.
               Ft. Hood, TX, 79413

Houston
Coordinator: Paul Mullan
Equality Across America Houston
Contact: eaahouston@gmail.com
Phone: (831) 687-5991
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: MEPS (outside)
                
701 San Jacinto
                Houston, TX, 77002