SLATER is hosting a ceremony in honor of Veterans Day.
Program will begin at 9 am, Saturday, Nov. 11
All Veterans can enjoy a free tour of SLATER on Veterans Day.
Visit USS SLATER for Veterans Day! On this day we celebrate all Veterans; their sacrifice, bravery, selflessness, and commitment to protect this nation. While we will remember service men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, let us also remember Veterans Day is a celebration of the more than 18 million veterans still living today. Join us for our ceremony at USS SLATER at 9 a.m. Veterans Day began as a commemoration of the end of World War I. Fighting ceased when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month in 1918. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.” The observance of Veterans Day not only preserves the historical significance of the date but helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day. A celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. All Veterans are granted free admission to tour USS SLATER on Veterans Day. Admission is charged for tours of USS SLATER. Adults: $10.00, Seniors: $9.00, Children: $8.00, and children under 5 years old are admitted for free. USS SLATER, the last Destroyer Escort afloat in America, is open to the public for her 26th season in Albany. Guided tours start every 30 minutes. No reservations are required, through tickets can also be purchased on our website, www.ussslater.org. USS SLATER is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 AM to 4 PM, through Sunday 26 November 2023. The ship is located in Downtown Albany at the intersection of Broadway and Quay Street.