WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Nov 2, 2012) - Whether you come from a military family or not, recognizing the efforts of the nation's armed service veterans is a small gesture in honoring those who have kept this country and its citizens safe. On November 11, 2012, the nation will honor them in a number of ways, including a variety of events in DC near this Dupont Circle hotel.

The Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel, a Foggy Bottom hotel, puts you within easy reach of the city's top Veteran's Day events. The following venues are hosting memorials and more:

Arlington National Cemetery: National Veterans Day service with wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider. Starts at 11am, but seating is limited so arrive at least 30 minutes prior to start.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial: Starting at 1pm, a color guard, speakers and wreath-laying ceremony will honor those who served during the Vietnam War.

Vietnam Women's Memorial: Vietnam veterans and the children of vets will share their stories alongside those of present-day soldiers. Held from 9am to 12pm and 2 to 4pm.

World War II Memorial: A wreath-laying ceremony will take place at 9am not far from this hotel near the Dupont Circle Metro.

Navy Memorial: A wreath will be placed at the Lone Sailor Statue, and authors Dwight Zimmerman and John Gresham will present Uncommon Valor: The Medal of Honor and The Six Warriors Who Earned it in Afghanistan and Iraq. Event starts at noon.

Air Force Memorial: Wreath-laying ceremony followed by a moment of silence. Starts at 11am.

National Marine Corps Museum: Ceremonial sword cake-cutting at noon.

Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens: An all-veteran barbershop chorus and wreath-laying. Events start at 11am.

Manassas Veteran Day Parade: Community parade, starting at 11am, featuring military and high school bands, pipe and drum corps, members from local veteran organizations and more.

For more information on these events and others taking place near this hotel near West End in DC, visit http://dc.about.com/od/hoildaysseasonalevents/a/VeteransDay.htm.

In addition to Veterans Day events, this boutique hotel puts you close to the city's top attractions, with a convenient location minutes from Foggy Bottom, Georgetown and Adams-Morgan neighborhoods. Visit the city's top museums and monuments, including the National Portrait Gallery and the Lincoln Memorial, just a quick taxi or Metro ride away.

About the Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel
Sophisticated, stylish and contemporary, the Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel offers comfortable accommodations, generous amenities and a convenient location in the heart of the nation's capital. Guestrooms and suites at this boutique hotel feature sleek bathrooms with Aveda products, 37-inch flat-panel HDTVs with plug-in panels, wireless Internet access and cozy goose-down bedding. Minutes from Georgetown University, Foggy Bottom and the DC Metro, this business hotel offers nearly 14,000 sq. ft. of event space and catering capabilities. Get a workout by walking to the Adams-Morgan neighborhood and Dupont Circle museums, dining and shops, or head to this hotel's fitness center. Get a quick pick-me-up at the Illy Caffe, serving freshly brewed coffee beverages and light bites, or sit down for a more substantial meal at M Brasserie and Bar, where you'll find a menu featuring fresh ingredients and signature drinks.

Contact Information:

Kristie Prantil
Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel