November 6, 2017 at 2:43 pm EST | by Mariah Cooper
Cemetery ceremony to honor gay vets
Veterans Day, gay news, Washington Blade, LGBT veterans

The annual Veterans Day Wreath Laying Ceremony at Congressional Cemetery. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Center Military honors LGBT veterans at the annual wreath-laying at the grave of Technical Sgt. Leonard Matlovich in the LGBT section of Congressional Cemetery (1801 E St., S.E.) on Saturday, Nov. 11 at noon.

Sgt. Matlovich was a Vietnam veteran and the first openly gay service member. Local veteran and activist Frank Kameny will also be remembered. The ceremony will also honor the LGBT men and women who have served the U.S. as soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen and coast guardsmen.

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