Memorial Hall Celebrates Veteran’s Day with a Free Patriotic Performance & Art Exhibition


Memorial Hall proudly continues its century-long mission of honoring Cincinnati veterans with a special evening of patriotic programming. Visual arts, symphonic music, and history coalesce in an evocative celebration of our armed services.

The 2021 Veterans Day Salute will take place on Thursday, November 11, at 7:00 p.m. at Memorial Hall (1225 Elm Street in Over-the-Rhine). This year’s celebration will feature Memorial Hall’s longtime resident wind symphony, the Queen City Concert Band (QCCB) for its eleventh Veterans Salute.

The Veterans Art Exhibition will also be available for viewing on Veterans Day, Thursday November 11, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

All programs are free of charge, though concert reservations are required. Free tickets can be reserved at, or by calling the Memorial Hall box office at (513) 977-8838 Tuesday through Friday, 1-6 p.m.

Masks plus proof of vaccination or negative test result within past 72 hours are required. Please read Memorial Hall’s full COVID-19 policies.

The 2021 Veterans Day Salute is co-presented by Memorial Hall, the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, and Queen City Concert Band.


Veterans Art Exhibition | Evenings, November 9 – 11, 6:30 p.m.  – 9:00 p.m.

Celebrate Veterans Day by viewing an exhibition of artwork created by local veterans in the Memorial Hall Ballrooms. Featured artwork will include pieces created by veterans who have participated in the Creative Arts Therapy program at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center. Mediums included in past veteran shows have included painting, drawing, sculpture and photography; applied art that includes ceramics, woodcarving, needlework and leatherwork; and craft kits such as string art, fabric art and wood building. This exhibition is part of a veteran’s therapy and provides recognition for their artistic accomplishments.

Tickets are not required to view the art exhibition.

Queen City Concert Band Veterans Salute | Thursday, November 11, 7:00 p.m.

Memorial Hall’s longtime resident wind symphony, the Queen City Concert Band (QCCB) is proud to return home for its eleventh Veterans Salute. As always, a Military Honor Guard will be on hand representing all branches of the United States military. The QCCB will offer a variety of patriotic selections with themes reflecting the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform during America’s significant domestic and foreign wars. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 911 tragedy, which will be commemorated with a performance of Flight of Valor. The piece was written by James Swearingen as a memorial for the victims of United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, during the September 11, 2001 attacks. Veterans (and family members) are encouraged to attend this fitting tribute. Performance time is 7:00 pm. A cookie and punch reception will follow.

The Queen City Concert Band performance is free to attend, but tickets are required, and seating is reserved.

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