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2011 Veterans Day Events


62nd annual Veterans Day Parade 
It starts at 10:30 a.m. Friday. The parade starts on Abercorn Street at Gwinnett Street. It heads north on Abercorn Street to Liberty Street. Then it heads west on Liberty Street to Montgomery Street, it goes north on Montgomery to Broughton Street. Then it heads east on Brought Street and ends at East Broad Street.

Savannah Jr. ROTC Drill Team Competition
The Fort Stewart Non-Commissioned Officers Academy is participating in the Savannah Jr. ROTC Drill Team Competition. It takes place at 8 a.m. Friday at Forsyth Park.

Free trolley tours 

Old Town Trolley Tours of Savannah will offer all military veterans, whether active duty, retired or honorably discharged, complementary admission on Friday. Veterans must be in uniform or show current ID card for active duty or retired or a DD214 (proof of release from the military) at any of our Old Town Trolley booths. Offer is not good at third-party vendor locations.


Veterans Day at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum

Remember those who served the country at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. All military veterans and active duty military will be recognized. Military veterans will receive a special admission rate of $5 to the museum and active duty a rate of $6.


Veteran's Stand Down Event
Hosted by the Hinesville Homeless Prevention Program's Homeless Heroes.
Nov. 11-12 at the Victory Assembly of God on General Stewart Way. Call Daisy Jones at 912.876.6573 for more information.

Veteran's Day Parade
The East Liberty County American Legion Post 321 presents the annual Veteran's Day Parade November 11 at 3 p.m. in downtown Hinesville. Contact Dennis Fitzgerald at 912.980.5204 for more information.

Veterans Day Observance
Col. Kimo C. Gallahue, Commander, 4IBCT, is the featured speaker at the annual Hinesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6602 Veterans Day Observance. That takes place at 11 a.m. at the post home in Hinesville. 

Veteran's Stand Down Event
The Hinesville Homeless Prevention Program's Homeless Heroes Stand Down event is Nov. 11-12 at the Victory Assembly of God on General Stewart Way. Contact Daisy Jones at 912.876.6573.

Richmond Hill
11 a.m. Nov. 11 at J.F. Gregory Park at 520 Cedar St. Col. Douglas Cardinale, Commander, 2HBCT, is the featured speaker. For more details, call 912.756.3345.


Beaufort County Office of Veterans Affairs
Parade and ceremony
9:30 parade downtown Beaufort
11 a.m. ceremony at Beaufort's National Cemetery, 1601 Boundary St.
Sgt. Major Carl R. Green, USMC, (Ret.), a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom was selected parade grand marshal and Brigadier General Gen. Lori Reynolds, USMC, Commanding General, MCRD/ERR, Parris Island, will be the keynote speaker at the 11 a.m. ceremony.
The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. and will follow the downtown Beaufort parade route which begins at Rogers Street near the national cemetery, moves along Boundary Street toward downtown, turns right onto Bay Street, right onto Bladen St. and back to the cemetery.
The Whale Branch Early College High School Band will perform in the parade and ceremony. Other participants include several area high school bands, color guards of each branch of the service, marching military personnel, local veterans service organizations and ladies auxiliaries.
Civic organizations and fire departments will also participate, the Water Festival Pirettes and the Patriot Guard Riders. A reception will take place after the ceremony at the AMVETS Post #70, 1831 Ribaut Road in Port Royal.

Veteran's Day Blood Drives

The Blood Alliance is holding a blood drive to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. The Blood Alliance will donate $5 for every pint donated on Veterans Day. Comcast Business Class has also partnered with the Blood Alliance to provide a $1,000 donation.
Sun City Hilton Head:
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Pinckney Hall
114 Sun City Lane

Sun City's Veterans Association Veterans Day Ceremony

10 a.m. on Friday
Pinckney Hall Parking Lot, Sun City

The event is free and open to all Sun City residents. Sue Sweeney, executive director of Sun City Hilton Head, will sing the national anthem, and the Sun City Singers will be joined by the Jasper County School District Glee Club during performances. 

Col. Joseph Novack, commander of the 3rd Sustainment Brigade, is the featured speaker at the annual Sun City Veterans Association Day Program. Two Purple Heart recipients will be recognized from the Warrior Transition Battalion. Sun City's Quilts For Heroes group will present quilts to wounded warriors. Purple Heart recipients will also be present.


The 260th Quartermaster Battalion, 3rd SB are participating in the Ridgeland Veterans Memorial Park Dedication. That takes place at 11 a.m.  in Ridgeland.


Free entree at Applebee's

Applebee's is offering a free signature entrée to veterans and soldiers on Veterans Day.

Applebee's is offering a Veterans Day menu:

  • 7 oz. House Sirloin
  • Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger
  • Three Cheese Chicken Penne
  • Chicken Tenders Platter
  • Oriental Chicken Salad
  • Fiesta Lime Chicken®
  • Double Crunch Shrimp

Proof of service is required, which includes: U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement, Veterans Organization Card, photograph in uniform or wearing uniform, DD214, Citation or Commendation.

Offer is valid for dining-in only. Traditional sides are included with the free entrees. The 2 for $20 appetizers, upgraded side items or extras, beverages, desserts and gratuity are not included.

Free Meal at Texas Roadhouse

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday
Military veterans and active duty military can choose from 10 entrees. Click here for details

Other Veterans Day deals and freebies

View this list of other restaurants and shops participating in events

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Veterans Day at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum


            Pooler, Ga. – On Friday, November 11, 2011, come remember those who served our country at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. All military veterans and active duty military will be recognized. Military veterans will receive a special admission rate of $5 to the Museum and active duty a rate of $6.


            It is the perfect time to come see the Museum's newest addition a WWII era B-17 bomber. The airplane named, "City of Savannah" is on display in the Museum's Combat Gallery while undergoing a complete restoration.


            Activated in 1942 in Savannah, GA the Eighth Air Force was a critical strike element in World War II and remains an active force today. The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum is one of the word's most powerful Museum experiences as it honors the Mighty Eighth's proud legacy by preserving the stories of courage, character and patriotism displayed by the men and women of the Eighth Air Force from World War II to present.  


            Just minutes from Historic Savannah the Museum is located at 175 Bourne Avenue in Pooler, right off of I-95 at Exit 102. The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum is open daily from 9 AM until 5 PM except on New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. For more information, please visit www.mightyeighth.org or call 912-748-8888. 



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