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For vets and active military with ID, Wilbraham-based Friendly’s is offering free meals throughout the day.

GREATER BOSTON

Veterans Day Parade
November 11, 2014, 1:00 p.m.
Starts at the corner of Boylston & Charles Streets and proceeds down Tremont Street toward City Hall Plaza.

Annual Veterans Day Appreciation Dinner
November 11, 2014 6:00pm
Sponsored by the Town of Natick, Natick Soldier Systems Center, Natick Veterans Council, and police and fire unions. All veterans, active duty service members, and their families are invited. Natick’s new community-senior center, 131 East Central Street. RSVP to veterans@natickma.org.

Zoo New England
November 11, 2014
To honor the service of all veterans, Franklin Park and Stone Zoos will offer free admission to veterans on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend a memorable day with family and friends while learning about fascinating wildlife from all over the world and exploring all that the Zoos have to offer.  At Franklin Park Zoo, don’t miss The Hess Mobile Museum, which will be visiting on Tuesday, November 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Fans and guests will be able to explore the mobile museum while viewing 50 years of Hess Toy Truck history. The mobile museum will be accompanied by outdoor activities for kids – including a photo op, Kids’ Zone and a bank of toy truck computer games.

Boston Duck Tours
November 10-14, 2014
In recognition of all the military personnel and first responders who have served and sacrificed for our country, Boston Duck Tours is, for the 17th year in a row, offering free rides to all war-and-peacetime military personnel during the week of Veterans Day, November 10 through 14.

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NORTH OF BOSTON & GREATER MERRIMACK VALLEY

Veterans’ Day Flag Retirement
Concord
November 11, 2014
8 A.M.
Muster at Prichard’s Gate, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Bedford Street, 7:45 A.M.
The Flag Retirement Ceremony is traditionally held each year on Veteran’s Day and enables Concordians the opportunity to retire their American Flags in a respectful and appropriate manner. This local ceremony was established in 1965 by James Carroll, Francis McDonald, Bernard Rushe, Thomas Tombeno and Clark McClevin, who felt that the many cemetery flags, which were torn and faded from being left in place through the fall and winter months, honored neither our nation’s colors nor our departed veterans. It was decided that each year, on Veteran’s Day, the worn flags would be collected by the Public Ceremonies and Celebrations Committee and retired in an appropriate manner.

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SOUTH OF BOSTON

Veterans’ Day at Battleship Cove
November 11, 2014, 9am-4:30pm
FREE ADMISSION FOR VETERANS: all active duty, retired and reserve military personnel who show proof of service will be honored with free admission to Battleship Cove!

The Tri-Town Veterans Day Parade
November 11, 2014, at 1pm.
Abington
The Parade will begin at the Abington Police Station and end at Railroad Street in North Abington. The theme this year is “The Korean War: 1950-1953, The Forgotten War Remembered”.
781 982-0056

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CAPE COD & THE ISLANDS

Vineyard Harbor Motel
Located in beautiful Vineyard Haven. Offering any available room for Veterans Day (Nov 11) FREE for any veteran (must show military ID upon check in). Additional nights are available at a lower than normal cost. The complete listing is on BetterWayToStay.com, or you can call 508.693.3334

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CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS

Worcester Art Museum
November 11, 2014
Free admission for veterans.

Old Sturbridge Village
On Veterans Day November 11, Old Sturbridge Village will pay tribute to the country’s military heritage by offering free admission to all current members of the U.S. military, veterans, and up to six members of each soldier’s or veteran’s family. A special Veterans Day program will highlight 300 years of American weapons history, including muskets and rifles from the Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War II, and other eras. Village historians will demonstrate loading and firing many of these historical weapons.

Lt. John Power Statue, at Worcester City Hall
Firing Detail
November 11, 2014
12:30pm
Firing Detail performed by Worcester Marine Corps League Detachment #144

Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial
Green Hill Park, Worcester
November 11, 2014
3:30pm
Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial at Green Hill Park

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WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS

Pittsfield Annual Veteran’s Day Parade
The Annual Veteran’s Day Parade will be held on November 11 and will begin at 10am on North Street at the corner of Fenn Street and end at the Veterans Memorial off South Street where a ceremony honoring all veterans will be held.

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round at Holyoke Heritage State Park
“Honoring All Veterans”
The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round Family will honor and thank all veterans for their service by treating them to free rides on our 82-year old “Happiness Machine”.
November 11, 2014, Open 12 noon – 4 p.m.

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