Military History in Chesterfield County, VA
Since the beginning of Chesterfield County in 1749, men and women have responded to the many United States wars. The History Committee has made an endeavor to honor these military persons by an annual event at the Historic 1917 Courthouse on each Veterans Day. Our guest speakers are carefully chosen and the event is entirely for the veterans and their families. Everyone is welcomed to attend our event. We honor our fallen heroes and their Gold Star Families and we are proud of our Chesterfield active duty military and the sacrifices they are making to protect and serve our Nation.
Veteran's Day Program
Veteran's Day 2023
Important Announcement Regarding Veterans Day 2023: In case of the threat of inclement weather, the Veterans Day Program may be moved indoors to Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center. The physical address for Eanes - Pittman is 6610 Public Service Way, Chesterfield, VA 23832.
See the Note above, please.The Chesterfield County Veteran Day Ceremony, sponsored by Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV), will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2023, at 2:00 pm at the Chesterfield County Historic 1917 Courthouse Green, 10011 Iron Bridge Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832. You don’t have to be a Veteran to join the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV) to honor those who have served us. The ceremony is free and members of the public are encouraged to participate in this event. Representatives of Veterans organizations throughout Chesterfield and surrounding counties have been invited to lay wreaths along the Veterans Memorial Wall in front of the 1917 historic Courthouse.
Notice of Closures: Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia offices will be closed when Chesterfield County is observing holidays. See the schedule here.
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Military History Committee
Military History Committee Chair:
About Us : We meet at the Historic Trinity Church in Chesterfield, VA. We research military history and historical sites within Chesterfield County and develop educational and tourist information on military history pertaining to Chesterfield County. We also help to preserve and maintain the military integrity of the Civil War sites in the county and sponsor the annual Veterans Day programs at the historic 1917 Courthouse. Our History Committee consists of two sub-committees. If you are an avid military enthusiast, we encourage you to join the CHSV and the Military History Committee.