Veterans Day events and deals

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List of local events and deals for veterans on Veterans Day

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Events are in order of dates/times. This list will be updated with new submissions:

Events

American Legion Post 177 Flag Pole Dedication Ceremony
On Friday, November 12, beginning at 11:30 a.m., American Legion Post 177 will conduct the formal
dedication of the 60-foot flag pole erected last year on the North Green in the center of Canfield.
A special guest for the ceremony will be Congressman Bill Johnson, who provided a new flag
that will be raised during the ceremony.
The new flag pole is the central element of a joint city/Legion initiative to make Canfield a “Veteran Friendly
Community.”

Austintown Fitch’s Annual Veterans Day Assembly
The assembly will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, November 11 in the Fitch High School Auditorium. 
This year’s speaker is Colonel Kevin C. Riley, the former Commander of the 910th Mission Support Group, Air Force Reserve Command, Youngstown Air Reserve Station.
The public, veterans and active-duty military are welcome to attend the ceremony. 

Boardman Schools Veterans Day events
The district’s three elementary schools will be honoring local veterans with their own unique special events this year:

  • West Boulevard Elementary will hold a Veterans’ Drive Through Celebration on November 11 in the school parking lot. Students and staff will be outside with signs and messages at 12:45 p.m. Veterans will drive through, receive a carnation and handwritten “thank you” notes from the students. 
  • Stadium Drive Elementary will hold a clap out for veterans at 8:45 a.m. inside of the school building on Thursday, Nov. 11. Students put out personal invites to current and former military members. More than 50 are expected. These invited family members and friends who serve/served our country will take a photo with their student and receive a grab-and-go muffin and coffee as a show of appreciation. 
  • Robinwood Lane Elementary music teacher Cristin Balale will lead Robinwood’s third graders as they perform a short concert of patriotic songs for third grade parents and invited family and friends who have served our country at 9 a.m. Friday, November 12.

Canfield Schools’ Veterans Day event
On Thursday, November 11, students across the district will participate in virtual assemblies. Students will hear from local veterans, enjoy selections by band and choir and are encouraged to wear red, white, and blue.

Columbiana Schools’ Veterans Day events
Columbiana Exempted Village School District is hosting three days of Veterans Day tributes:

  • At 9 a.m. Wednesday, November 10 at Joshua Dixon Elementary School, located 333 N. Middle St.
    Students had the opportunity to invite veterans from the community or family members to eat breakfast with them in the Cafeteria/Multipurpose Room. Following the breakfast, students and their veterans will be invited to view a Veteran’s Day presentation.
  • At 9 a.m. Thursday, November 11 at Columbiana High School, located at 700 Columbiana-Waterford Rd.
    Students had the opportunity to invite veterans from the community or family members to eat breakfast with them in the Commons. Following breakfast, students and their veterans will be invited to the auditorium for a choral performance by the Show Choir and Choir of patriotic songs. The program will include a veteran slide show, guitar solo, bell solo and more.
  • At 9 a.m. Friday, November 12 at Columbiana Middle School, located at 720 Columbiana-Waterford Rd.
    Students had the opportunity to invite veterans from the community or family members to eat breakfast with them in the Cafeteria/Multipurpose Room. Following breakfast, students and their veterans will be invited to hear a choral performance of patriotic songs performed by the students. In addition, the eighth-grade Language Arts teachers collaborated to have the students create and read a patriotic poem that will be read at the program.

East Palestine “Reverse Parade”
This event will take place on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. on the campus of East Palestine Schools. The event will be a “Reverse Parade” in which the veterans will be riding in the parade and will be saluted and cheered by every student and staff member in the district lining the streets waving American Flags. The marching band will also play and there will be police and fire escorts.

Freedom Fair Rally
The event will be from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14 at Ellsworth Town Hall, located at 11125 Route 224. There will be guest speakers, local vendors, food and drinks, a basket raffle, music and more. Proceeds go to establishing a 501c3.

Glenwood Junior High Veterans Day Assembly
Mahoning County Municipal Court Judge Joe Schiavoni and U.S. Marine Corps Major Jeff Cisek will be the featured speakers at a Veterans Day Assembly at Boardman Glenwood Junior High at 9 a.m. Thursday, November 11. Special video messages from both of Ohio’s U.S. senators are also planned.
Nearly 700 Glenwood students have extended open invitations to veterans and active duty service members who are relatives, neighbors and friends. Veterans interested in attending are asked to call the BGJHS Main Office at 330-726-3414 and provide their name, along with their branch of military service. Masks are required for this indoor event. 

Jackson-Milton High School’s annual Veterans Day program
The annual program will take place at 9 a.m. November 11 in the high school cafetorium. Veterans and community members are invited to attend. There will be a light lunch after for veterans.

Kent State University’s Veterans Day Commemoration
Kent State will hold its annual Veterans Day Commemoration in person at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10 at Risman Plaza on campus. Risman Plaza is located in front of the Kent Student Center.
The program, titled “Honoring All Those Who Serve,” will include a flag-raising ceremony conducted by a joint color guard from Kent State’s Army ROTC and Air Force ROTC programs on the Student Green at Risman Plaza; Tim Coyne, senior business manager for Kent State’s Division of Student Affairs, serving as bugler; the national anthem performed by Kent State’s Army and Air Force ROTC programs; the “Service Song Medley;” an invocation by Rabbi Michael Ross; and welcome remarks from Kent State President Todd Diacon.
Serving as emcee is Maureen McFarland, associate dean of academic affairs for the College of Aeronautics and Engineering at Kent State.
This year’s keynote speaker is state Rep. Haraz Ghanbari.
The event will also be live streamed at www.kent.edu/veteransday.

Lisbon Exempted Village Schools Veterans Day Celebration
The day-long schedule of events begins with a breakfast for Veterans at 9 a.m. at McKinley Elementary’s cafeteria. McKinley’s 5th graders will perform patriotic songs during the breakfast. At 11 a.m. Veterans are
invited to David Anderson’s Jr./Sr. High School’s auditorium for a student-produced Veteran’s Day video presentation and refreshments.

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Red, White, and Blue Mass
On November 11 at 6 p.m., Father David Misbrener of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in East Palestine will honor past and present veterans, members of the legal community, those in the healing profession and those employed in the public safety field with a special Red, White and Blue Mass. After the Mass, Father David will bless and dedicate the church’s newly erected flagpoles. A soup and bread reception will follow in the Church Hall.
This special ceremony is open to everyone, regardless of religious affiliation.

Poland Schools Veterans Day Assembly
At 8 a.m. November 11, Retired Major Patrick “Rick” Williams, U.S. Army veteran, will be the guest speaker at an assembly at Poland High School. If you are a veteran of the military and would like to attend, RSVP to Principal Kevin Snyder in the high school main office at 330-757-7018, ext. 4.

Struthers Schools’ Veterans Day Ceremony
Struthers City Schools will recognize Veterans Day with a ceremony at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 11.
The ceremony will be held at the Struthers Veterans Memorial, located at the corner of Morrison Street and Euclid Avenue in Struthers. The public is invited to attend.
The guest speaker for the ceremony will be National Commander Jan Brown. 

Trumbull County Veterans Day parade
The parade will begin 12:15 p.m. at Perkins Park. It follows the annual Trumbull County Veterans Day Federation ceremony at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave. NW.
The parade will travel south on Mahoning Avenue, past a review stand set up near the Trumbull County Veterans` Memorial and then east on Market Street through the downtown area, passing the Samuel E. Lanza Veterans Resource Center.

West Branch drive-thru Veterans Day event
The West Branch Local School District is honoring veterans by having a “thank-you” drive-thru for those in the community. The event will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. Thursday, November 11 at West Branch High School.
Veterans are invited to drive through West Branch High School’s south parking lot for a small gift as a token of appreciation for service on Veterans Day. Veterans can drive up to the Fieldhouse lobby doors to receive the gift without ever leaving the car.
The Drive-Thru Veteran’s Day event is in lieu of having a Veteran’s Day Assembly. 

Westminster College’s Veterans Day Ceremony
Westminster College’s Office of Faith and Spirituality will feature local World War II veteran First Lt. Wallace “Wally” King at the college’s annual Veterans Day program at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11 in Wallace Memorial Chapel.
King, a veteran and founding partner of Hill, Barth & King CPAs, will serve as the ceremony’s guest speaker.
The ceremony will also feature the Westminster Barbershop Quartet singing the “National Anthem,” while “Taps” will be performed by Charles Lisella, a junior music education major from Harmony, Pa.
The Veterans Day program is free and open to the public, and area veterans are encouraged to attend. Alumni planning to attend are asked to RSVP by Nov. 11 by visiting this link.
For those who are unable to attend, the ceremony will be livestreamed.

Veterans Day Discounts 

Applebee’s
Applebee’s will give thanks to all active military, veterans, Reserves and National Guard with the offer of a complimentary full-size entrée from an exclusive menu. When dining at Applebee’s on November 11, these special guests will receive a $5 bounce back card to redeem for dine-in, To Go or delivery within three weeks.

BJ’s Restaurant
Current and former military who dine in-restaurant on November 11 will enjoy a complimentary meal from a select menu and a Dr. Pepper beverage.

Bob Evans
On November 11, the restaurant will be offering a special menu of seven homestyle favorites available to veterans and active-duty military for free. The offer is for dine-in only, and a beverage is not included. Veterans and active-duty military must show proof of service.

Buffalo Wild Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants will offer 10 free boneless wings and fries for all veterans and active-duty service members to show appreciation for their service. This offer is dine-in or takeout, available to all past and present veterans with proof of service, all day and limited to one per person.

Cafe 422
Veterans can receive 20% off their meals at Cafe 422’s Warren and Boardman locations.

Chick-fil-A
Veterans can enjoy a free Chick-fil-A sandwich through their drive-thru from 2-4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11. Military ID will be required. Both active and retired military members are included.

Chili’s
All veterans and active military members can get a free meal on November 11 at all participating Chili’s Grill & Bar restaurants. Available for in-restaurant only. Please call ahead to your local Chili’s restaurant if you have any questions about your Veterans Day meals. 

Denny’s
On Veterans Day, Denny’s will continue its ongoing tradition of offering a complimentary Build Your Own Grand Slam to all active, inactive and military personnel. The offer is valid for dine-in only at participating locations from 5 a.m. to noon with a valid military ID or DD 214.

Dollar General
Veterans, active-duty military and their families can get 20% off purchases Nov. 11-14 after verifying military credentials online.

Dunkin’ Donuts
Dunkin’ is giving all veterans and active military a free donut of their choice on Thursday, November 11 at participating Dunkin’ restaurants nationwide, no purchase necessary. Limit one per guest while supplies last. No ID required. Offer available in-store only. Not available for orders placed using On-the-Go Mobile Ordering through the Dunkin’ Mobile App.

Great Clips
Veterans and active military members can visit a U.S. Great Clips salon and receive either a free haircut that day or a free haircut card. In addition, non-military customers who get a haircut on Veterans Day at Great Clips will receive a free haircut card they can give to an active service member or veteran. The cards can be redeemed for a free haircut from Nov.12 through Dec. 10.

Little Caesars
Little Caesars is offering a free lunch combo for veterans on Thursday, Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The offer is available in-store only, while supplies last. Proof of service is required.

Menchie’s
The first 6 ounces are free to veterans on November 11. Must present a valid military ID or proof of service.

Primanti Brothers
Active and retired military can enjoy a free Primanti Bros. “Almost Famous” sandwich in honor of their service on Thursday, Nov. 11, at all Primanti Bros. locations across Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland and Michigan.
The offer is available for all active and retired service members for dine-in, takeout or online orders. Those ordering online on the Primanti Bros. FanFare Rewards app should use coupon code THANKSVETS at checkout.

Red Lobster
In honor of Veterans Day, and to thank veterans, active-duty military and reservists for their service, Red Lobster is offering dine-in guests a free appetizer or dessert on Thursday, November 11. Guests only need to show a valid military ID or proof of service to redeem this offer. They may choose their appetizer or dessert from a special menu.

Sheetz
Sheetz is planning to show respect and gratitude to U.S. veterans and active-duty service members by offering a free meal and car wash on Veterans Day.
On Thursday, Nov. 11, Sheetz is offering a free half turkey or ham sub with a regular-size fountain drink at any of Sheetz’s 635 store locations to honor those who served or are actively serving our country.
Sheetz will also provide a free car wash to veterans and active-duty military. This offer only applies at Sheetz locations with a car wash and military ID or proof of service must be shown.

Springfield Restaurant Group
Active and former military members can get 25% off their food purchase at Springfield Restaurant Group’s restaurants on Thursday, Nov. 11. Proof of service is required. The restaurant group includes Iron Bridge Inn, Rachel’s Roadhouse, Log Cabin Inn, Springfield Grille and Hickory Bar and Grille.

Starbucks
Starbucks will offer a free tall (12-ounce) hot brewed coffee on Thursday, Nov. 11 for veterans, military service members and military spouses at participating U.S. stores.  

Texas Roadhouse
The restaurants in Niles and Boardman will distribute meal vouchers in the parking lot to military members on Thursday, November 11, between 11 a.m. and 2 pm. The vouchers will be valid through May 30, 2022. Proof of service includes military or VA card, or discharge papers.
Vouchers can be redeemed for one of 10 entrees including a 6-ounce sirloin and two made-from-scratch sides plus a choice of any Coca-Cola product, sweet tea/iced tea or coffee.
The events are drive-thru only, but vouchers can be redeemed when the restaurants open for dinner.

Travel Centers of America
Anyone who has served in the armed forces can receive a complimentary meal of their choice by showing proof of service to their restaurant server prior to ordering Thursday, Nov. 11.

Walgreen’s
Nov. 11 through Nov. 14, veterans, military and their families will receive 20% off regular price eligible store items at any Walgreens or Duane Reade drugstore nationwide with myWalgreens and proof of service.

Wendy’s
Wendy’s is offering those who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. military a free breakfast combo offer on Thursday, Nov. 11. A valid military ID or a Veterans Advantage card must be presented.

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