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Veterans Day Events in Central MA 2012

Saturday, November 10, 2012


Veterans Day is when we appreciate everything the men and women of the armed forces have sacrificed for our country. Here are some local events to honor and remember those who have served and are still fighting to protect our freedom.

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The City of Worcester is holding its annual Veterans Day parade on Sunday, beginning at The Massachusetts Military Museum and ending at Immaculate Conception Church on Grove Street. The parade will be followed by a wreath laying at the Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Green Hill Park scheduled for 3 pm.

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Leominster will hold its Veterans Day festivities on Monday, beginning at 10:30 am in Monument Sqaure. Following that celebration, additional ceremonies will be held at Leominster City Hall at 11 am. All events are free and open to the public.

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Marlborough will hold its annual Veterans Day parade this Sunday at 10 am on Short St. Students from Marlborough's Advanced Math and Science Academy will sing "God Bless America," and Desert Storm Navy veteran Krysta Koppenal-Lynch will deliver the featured address.

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The Town of Leicester will commemorate the service of its veterans at the Bean Square War Memorial on Sunday. The ceremony is set to begin at 11 am, and will feature a color guard, and a wreath laying at the town's war memorial.

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Higgins Armory Museum

The Worcester Museum will host "Arming a Gothic Knight and a Modern Day Soldier" on Monday. The event is meant to show how the apparel of warfare has changed, putting armor from the past against what American soldiers wear today. The event is free with museum admission, and is family friendly.

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Sterling will host a parade, among other festivities, in honor of Veterans Day. The town will also hold a ham and bean supper and a display of fallen soldiers' portraits as it commemorates those that served in our armed forces.

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Old Sturbridge Village

Veterans and active members of the military, along with their families, will receiver free admission on Sunday. While there, meet with officials and medical workers from past American military exploits, and see the evolution of military uniforms and equipment.

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Uxbridge will hold its annual Veterans Day parade at 2 pm Sunday. Beginning at North Uxbridge Baptist Church and ending at the Uxbridge Town Common, the parade will celebrate the town's veterans and their families.

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Dining Deals for Vets

Olive Garden, Applebee's and Chilis are offering a free meal from a limited menu between 11am-5pm.

Outback Steakhouse gives veterans a 10 percent discount off the entire guest check, and Hooters offers 10 free Boneless Wings with the purchase of a drink.

Uno Chicago Grill gives a free entrée or individual pizza with the purchase of an entrée or pizza of equal or greater value from Sunday, Nov. 11 through Monday, Nov. 12. Like slurpees? They're free for vets on Sunday at 7-Eleven.

On Monday, T.G.I. Friday's and Texas Roadhouse offer free lunches for veterans. 


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