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Veteran's Day 2013


GREATER BOSTON NORTH OF BOSTON SOUTH OF BOSTON CAPE COD & THE ISLANDS CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS

GREATER BOSTON

Annual Veterans Day Appreciation Dinner
November 11, 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.

Veteran’s Day Offer
This Veterans Day, the Prudential Center’s California Pizza Kitchen and Boston Duck Tours are joining forces to offer those who currently serve or have served in the United States’ military service a complimentary meal and tour. As a small way of saying thanks for the tremendous commitment, sacrifice, and heroism that the service men and women have shown, members of the United States military can enjoy any pizza from California Pizza Kitchen’s menu, along with a non-alcoholic beverage (dine-in only) on Sunday, November 11th (Veterans Day) or Monday, November 12th when they show military ID or other proof of service or if they visit the restaurant in uniform.

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NORTH OF BOSTON & GREATER MERRIMACK VALLEY

Veterans’ Day Fun Run 5k/10k Race, Walk or Roll
November 10th
Bedford VA 200 Springs Rd, Bedford MA 01730
Join the Bedford VA in this year’s Veterans’ Day Fun Run! Proceeds will go to support deployed members & their families in the local community. Register at: www.afafunrun.com. Pre-Registration: $30.00 by November 1st. Or Race Day Registration: $35.00. For race questions and or volunteer opportunities: Call Ryan Lafferty 781-271-4581 or 978-727-3604. Kristin Pressly, 781-687-4988. Elizabeth Price 781-687-3067

Veterans’ Day Flag Retirement
Concord
November 11
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, 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, 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 10-11
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
12:30pm
Firing Detail performed by Worcester Marine Corps League Detachment #144

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

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WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS

The Rookwood Inn
November 11
The Rookwood Inn is proud to offer all 19 rooms to active and retired service men and women for free on the night of November 11, 2012. Stay a 2nd night for 50% off. Credit card & proof of service required. New guests only. Valid Until November 11, 2012. 11 Old Stockbridge Road, Lenox
800-223-9750

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, Open 12 noon – 4 p.m.

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