NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WNTH) — Veterans Day is Saturday, Nov. 11, and organizations and communities across Connecticut are hosting events to celebrate and honor those who have served our country.
New Haven County
Friday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. | Veterans Memorial Hall, 235 Grand St. Waterbury
This event will honor female veterans with live entertainment, food, an awards ceremony, keynote speakers, and more.
Saturday, Nov. 11 at 8:30 a.m. | North Haven High School
Each year, volunteers with the Veterans Day Project come together to clean up leaves for North Haven veterans. Volunteers can sign up individually or as a group, and student volunteers can get community service hours.
Annual Veterans Day Patriotic Services
Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. | Veterans Memorial Hall, 235 Grand St. Waterbury
Waterbury Veterans Memorial Committee is holding patriotic services to remember and honor veterans’ services.
Saturday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. | Vietnam Memorial Monument, Long Wharf Pier, New Haven
This annual Veterans Day event will honor all who served the U.S. It is hosted by the National Veterans Council for Legal Redress and News 8’s Keith Kountz. There will be special performances and a keynote address to commemorate the day.
Friday, Nov. 10 at 9 a.m. | The Heights at Avery Heights
Morton Katz, a decorated war hero Army infantry officer, will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the senior living community’s annual Veterans Day Breakfast. The event will have speakers celebrating Katz’s career, which dates back to World War II.
Friday, Nov. 10 at 10:15 a.m. | 975 Corbin Ave, New Britain
This event will recognize each veteran resident at this Hartford HealthCare Senior Services Center. Junior Reserve Training Corps will present flags at the start of the event, and the veterans will be honored with certificates, marches, a moment of silence and more.
Saturday, Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. | East Hartford Public Library
The community is invited to participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the World War I Memorial on the front lawn of the Raymond Library in East Hartford. The ceremony will honor East Hartford veterans by laying a wreath at the foot of the monument. They will also toll the bell at the First Congregational Church to remember the deceased veterans listed on the monument.
Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. | Corner of Farmington Avenue and North Main Street
The American Legion Post 96 and the town of West Hartford are holding a Veterans Day Ceremony at the Veterans Memorial. They will present the memorial wreath, and a guest will sing the national anthem.
Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. | Central Park, Downtown New Britain
Mayor Erin Stewart, the City of New Britain and the Veterans Commission are holding a Veterans Day Service in which they will honor the men and women who have served the country.
Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. | 64 Main St., Southington
The American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 will host a Veterans Day Ceremony to honor those who have served our country.
Saturday, Nov. 11 at noon | Dexter Plaza Shopping Center, Windsor Locks
This annual event invites veterans, families and friends to meet at 11:45 a.m. and ride together while playing the National Anthem and bringing attention to the American Flag. Participants will ride to the Agawam Veterans Cemetery to stand with/for the veterans on this day.
Saturday, Nov. 11 at 4:30 p.m. | Dusk Veterans Park, Berlin
The Berlin Lions will raise money to help local veterans in need. Luminaries will sell for $10 each or three for $20.
Sunday, Nov. 12 from 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
My Gym Glastonbury will host a Veterans toy drive to raise money for local veterans in need. To enter the event, guests must bring a new/unwrapped toy to be donated to Toys for Tots or a $10 donation to the My Gym Foundation. The Marine Corps Reserve supports this toy drive.
Saturday, Nov. 11 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
At this Veterans Day party, guests can enjoy music, food, psychic readings, henna, vendors, and more.
Thursday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. | The Greater Middletown Military Museum, Inc., Middletown
The museum will host a free history presentation and book talk called Connecticut Industries Unite for World War II Victory. The goal is to teach people how Connecticut companies contributed to the war effort.
Friday, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. | Westbrook Town Green
Westbrook High School, Middle School and half of the elementary school will be bused to the Westbrook Town Green to participate in the town’s Veteran’s Day Ceremony. Over 150 students in band and chorus will be part of the ceremony, and students will be speaking on various topics.
Saturday, Nov. 11, from noon to 3 p.m. | The Bergen House, Middletown
The Bergen House will host a Veterans Day craft beverage ruck march where participants will walk with backpacks full of various things. Guests can carry as much as they want to. The walkers will start in the Bergen House parking lot and ruck over the bridge to Concentric Brewing Company. Ruck marchers will have the chance to raise a glass to honor veterans.
New London County
Friday, Nov. 10, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. | Foxwoods Resort Casino
Save A Suit will give free suits to pre-registered veterans. Military families and supporters are also welcome to attend the event to show their support. No registration is needed for the public to attend. For more information on registering if you’re a veteran, see the website here.
Saturday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. | Foxwoods Resort Casino
This event will unite and honor Natives and non-Native Americans who have bravely served in the U.S. Armed Forces for more than 200 years. Event organizers expect nearly 1,000 veterans, active-duty service members, and their families and members to join this annual celebration. There will be traditional music and dance performances.
Saturday, Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. | Foxwoods Resort Casino
The parade will begin at the Rainmaker Expo Center and end at the celebration zone, where a ceremony will immediately follow, according to event organizers.
Saturday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Mohegan Sun
This event will celebrate active-duty military members and veterans with valuable programs and resources through a job fair. The event will have speakers to discuss the importance of the military, live performances and resources like a job fair.
Saturday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | North Stonington Historical Society
The North Stonington Historical Society will hold a Veterans Day salute to the local men and women in uniform throughout history. There will also be a cornucopia demonstration with Laurie Pepin. The event is free admission.
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