Veterans Day Events
Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, is a time to honor and thank the brave service men and women who fought to defend our country and our freedoms. Please join me at the following special events: Friday, November 1 to Friday, November 8.
On various days and at various times between 11/1 and 11/8, elementary and middle public schools in Greenwich and Stamford will host appreciation assemblies and classroom presentations with area veterans.
Saturday, November 9
At 10:30 a.m., the Cos Cob VFW Post 10112 will host a brief ceremony at the monument on Strickland Road across from the Bush-Holley House. Parking is available in the marina lot adjacent to the monument.
Monday, November 11
At 10:30 a.m., the community is invited to gather at the top of Greenwich Avenue (at Amogerone Crossway) for the seventh annual “Greenwich Veterans Day Patriotic Walk.” Participants are invited to bring photographs of relatives and friends who served in the military.
At 11 a.m., American Legion Post 29, in cooperation with the Greenwich Veterans Council, will host a ceremony at the World War I monument at the corner of Greenwich Avenue and Arch Street. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Lobby of the Public Safety Building across the street from the monument.
The Stamford Veterans Day Parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. starting at the intersection of Bedford/North Street and will culminate with a ceremony at the newly renovated Veterans Park (130 Atlantic Street) at 11:11 a.m.
All those who have courageously served our country will receive free admission to the Bruce Museum of Arts and Science (1 Museum Drive, Greenwich) and to the Greenwich Historical Society (47 Strickland Road, Cos Cob) on Veterans Day.
Splash Car Wash is an active supporter of the Grace for Vets initiative and will be offering a complimentary car wash to military personnel as a “thank you” for service in the name of freedom.
At 5 p.m., the Byram Veterans Association will host a parade, which will step off at the organization’s Headquarters, 300 Delavan Avenue. An open house at Hornik Hall follows.