Whether you’re a veteran or active-duty military, one thing is clear – we appreciate your service.
To say “thanks” for serving, quite a few establishments offer Veterans Day freebies and deals. The details vary for each–some are only veterans, others include active military personnel, while a few are open to anyone.
Here are a few of 2019’s Veterans Day events and deals: (Keep checking back as more are announced.)
•Friday, November 8, 2019 – Veterans Day Program – Richmond VA Medical Center
Richmond VA Medical Center, 1201 Broad Rock Blvd, Richmond, Virginia 23249
•Sunday, November 10, 2019 – Liberty or Death Reenactment – Veterans Day, St. John’s Church
Veteran’s Day “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!” Reenactment – Since 1976, St. Johns Church Foundation has presented historical reenactments of the Second Virginia Convention of March 1775 at its original location. Professional actors in 1770s attire portray ten delegates, including Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington. The delegates engage in the debates and arguments of the Second Virginia Convention, which lead up to Patrick Henry’s immortal “Give me Liberty or Give me Death!” speech. **tickets required** EVENT SCHEDULE: 1:15 PM Doors open, 1:30 PM Patriotic music begins featuring Festival Brass Band, 2:00 PM Reenactment begins There is no admittance after the program begins or when the church is at capacity. Visitor Center at (804) 648-5015. Historic St. John’s Church, 2401 E. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23223
•Monday, November 11, 2019 – Veterans Day Breakfast, Midlothian Family YMCA
•Monday, November 11, 2019 at 10:45 AM – 12 PM – The Commonwealth’s Veterans Day Ceremony
Virginia War Memorial, 621 S Belvidere St, Richmond, Virginia 23220. Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on November 11, 1918, marking the first anniversary of the end of World War I – the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour. Our ceremony will honor this 101st Anniversary of the original Armistice Day in 1918. Veterans Day is the federally recognized holiday that honors, remembers and thanks all who have served and who are currently serving whereas Memorial Day remembers those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. https://vawarmemorial.org/events/
•Monday, November 11, 10:00am – 5:00pm – Virginia Museum of History and Culture
Spend Veterans Day at the museum and honor the service and sacrifice of our military. We’ll have free, family-friendly activities, including kid-friendly patriotic crafts and gallery highlight tours.
Gallery Highlight Tour of “The Story of Virginia” exhibition at 11 am and 2 pm
Gallery Highlight Tour of “Determined: The 400-Year Struggle for Black Equality” exhibition at 12 pm and 3 pm
Museum admission is complimentary for active military and veterans.
•Monday, November 11, 2019, 11am-5pm – Veterans Day at Pamplin Historical Park, Petersburg, VA
All event activities and programs are included with regular daily paid admission.
•Monday, November 11, 2019 at 2pm Veteran’s Day Ceremony at the Historical Greens in Chesterfield County at Chesterfield Historic 1917 Courthouse, 10011 Iron Bridge Road, Chesterfield, VA
This program will honor Veterans with living-history displays, musical performances, presentation of banners and wreaths, free admission to the Chesterfield County Museum and the Historical Jail displaying memorable and much more. The event takes place on the Historical Greens in Chesterfield County at Chesterfield Historic 1917 Courthouse, 10011 Iron Bridge Road. https://calendar.richmondcultureworks.org/event/an_evening_with_the_richmond_pops#.XbimGpNKhR0
•Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 7:30pm – An Evening with the Richmond Pops at the Altria Theater, 6 N Laurel St, Richmond, VA 23220
Join the Richmond Pops Band for our annual Veterans Day program as they honor the United States Armed Forces in a “Patriotic Extravaganza.” Our very special guests will be the United States Army Chorus, “Pershing’s Own,” from Washington, DC. Cultureworks resources: https://calendar.richmondcultureworks.org/search?search=veteran
- On Veterans Day, November 11, 2019, you can get fee-free admission to national parks.
- More deals to come…
Read more about Military Discounts in the Richmond area.