CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. —  Highland, the home of President James Monroe, will host a Veterans Day ceremony from 1 to 2 p.m. on Monday, November 12. The University of Virginia Army ROTC Cadets, the Buford Middle School band, and featured speaker Colonel James O’Kelley, USMC, Ret., will join us for the ceremony, free and open to the public, in salute to our veterans.

Other Veterans Day programming will be included with regular museum admission, which is FREE for current and former U.S. military personnel. This programming includes Colonel Monroe in performances held at 2 and 3 p.m., recounting his service in the American Revolution. From 2 to 4 p.m., a living timeline of veterans will represent soldiers from the Revolutionary War through Operation Desert Storm. Visitors are invited to explore the evolution of the American soldier since Monroe’s day.

“James Monroe’s legacy of public service began in the military during the American Revolution,” said Highland Executive Director Sara Bon-Harper. “Highland is honored to open his home to military personnel on Veterans Day in gratitude to those who serve or have served our country.”

About James Monroe’s Highland
Highland, the home of James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States, is adjacent to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia. Purchased by Monroe in 1793, the property was home to the Monroe family for nearly 25 years. Acquired by William & Mary (Monroe’s alma mater) in 1974, Highland offers tours each day, hosts community and private events, and features a robust museum shop including a Virginia Artisans Room. For hours, directions and more information, visit or call 434-293-8000.