It’s time to honor our Veterans! Veterans Day falls on Tuesday, November 11th this year. There are many events throughout Charleston honoring the men and women who have served our country. If you don’t plan to attend an event, please consider donating to a veteran organization, such as Team RWB, which helps serve military veterans and their families as they transition back into civilian life. Whatever you do on Veterans Day, be sure to take some time to honor a veteran for his or her service.
Charleston Veterans Day Parade
The Veterans Day Parade in Charleston is scheduled to start at 9:55 am on November 8th. The parade will kick-off with the National Anthem, and then begin at the intersection of Concord and Market St. The formations and floats will make their way west on Market St to East Bay St, continue south on East Bay St to Broad St, and finally head west on Broad St ending at Colonial Lake. Come out to support our Nation’s Finest! For more information, visit the VA’s website.
City of North Charleston’s Annual Veterans Day Tribute
On Tuesday, November 11, 2014 from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm at Park Circle the City of North Charleston will be hosting the annual Veterans Day Tribute. Over 500 veterans attended the event last year, so this is the perfect event to attend if you want to shake a veteran’s hand. The event will feature a keynote speaker, Lt. Col. Clebe McClary, USMC (Ret). Lt. Col. McClary is a South Carolina native.
Visit Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
Take the family to explore the USS Yorktown, USS Clamagore, or USS Laffey at the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum. From military aircraft to a cold war memorial, the museum is packed with military history. Become a part of the action at the true-to-scale Vietnam Support Base, which shows the operational and living areas experienced by sailors during the Vietnam War. This is a great place to learn about the sacrifices our veterans have made.
Visit a Local National Park FREE
All National Parks are offering free admission on Veterans Day. Considering visiting Fort Sumter or Fort Moultrie. Take the day to remember our nation’s history and military legacies by exploring the sites where some our first wars were ever fought.
If you’re a Veteran, the staff at Aviv Service Today thanks you for your service. Your dedication and sacrifice is not forgotten.