Veterans Day Celebrations
Veteran’s Day Celebrations, Events and Discounts!
Mariners’ Museum – Friday, November 10 – 12 – $5 admission is offered to all active duty and retired military and immediate family. Must have valid military ID.
Colonial Williamsburg Military March – Friday, November 11th 4:00 – 4:30 pm – An afternoon march and ceremony honoring America’s veterans. The event features the Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums, Military Programs Staff, and members of Williamsburg community veterans groups. A commemorative service behind the Courthouse will be held after the march. Colonial Williamsburg is offering FREE admission during Veterans Day weekend, Friday through Monday, November 10-13, to all active duty Military, Reservists, Retirees, Veterans, National Guardsmen and their immediate dependents.
National Park Free Entrance Day – Friday & Saturday, November 10th & 11th – National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone.
York County Veterans Day Ceremony – Saturday, November 11, at noon – “Letters from War” is the theme of the annual Veterans Day ceremony held in historic Yorktown. Throughout the service, excerpts from letters written during wartime deployment from local soldiers, sailors, and airmen to their families back home will be read. In addition to concentrating on some of these little known, unsung heroes who have served our country, the service includes tolling of the bell, presentation of the colors, singing of the National Anthem, the Pledge of Allegiance, and “Taps.” A special recognition of all Veterans of our Armed Forces is part of the program.
Menchies – Saturday, November 11, 11 am – 10 pm. All active duty military and all military veterans get your first 6 oz of froyo free at Menchie’s Settlers Market on Veterans Day!
Veteran’s Day Taskinas Trek – Saturday, November 11th 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Honor our Veterans with a great hike on a great trail. The Taskinas Creek Trail is one of the most beautiful and challenging hikes in eastern Virginia. Experience the elevation changes of rollercoaster like ravines. Take in the panoramic views of the marsh and observe the wildlife. This is a FREE event.
Flag Retirement Ceremony – Saturday, November 11th 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at Chippokes Plantation State Park. Veteran’s Day remembers those servicemen and women who fought for and protected our great country. Chippokes Plantation State Park will commemorate these brave individuals by conducting a flag retirement ceremony. Visitors who have American flags they wish to retire can bring them to the ceremony or may turn them in at the park’s Visitor Center any time leading up to the program on November 11.
Jazz Brunch– Sunday, November 12 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Blue Talon Sunday Brunch with a jazzy twist… New Orleans jazz-inspired group 504 Supreme will be filling the Blue Talon with great live music that will have you tappin’ your toes and snappin’ your fingers while you eat! They will have a special treat for Veterans.
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