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Veterans Day is Monday!

It’s Veterans Day on Monday, November 11th!  Originally known as Armistice Day to honor the living veterans of World War 1, Veterans Day has transformed into a holiday that celebrates all those who served their country.  Make sure to thank a veteran!

Ready, set, go! The DAV 5K to honor veterans is a run, walk, roll and motorcycle ride that thanks those who served and raises awareness of the issues our ill and injured veterans face every day. The race takes place at Castle Island on Saturday, November 9th at 9am. $25 for adults, $15 for youth 6-15. To register visit here!Free for veterans!

Honor and Remember. Thomas J. Fitzgerald Post (715 East Fourth Street) – will celebrate Veteran’s Day on Monday at 9:40 a.m with a parade march to St. Brigid’s Church and a memorial Mass at 10:00am.

Support! The CIA (Castle Island Association) is hosting a special Veterans Day Weekend “Support the Troops” toiletry drive! Volunteers will be setting up a spot in front of Sullivan’s Saturday-Monday 10am-12pm! After you’re done doing your good deed, order yourself a half price hot dog at Sully’s!  The CIA will also be hosting a “Flag Retirement” service on Monday at 11am.  Bring any torn or worn American flags in need of retirement out to Fort Independence.  

Operation Thank a Veteran.  Operation Thank a Veteran joins volunteers to engage with veterans and their families. This month this organization will be visiting by the Condon Community Center on Saturday, November 16th at 9:30am and delivery “thank you” packages.

Veterans Day Deals for Vets:

The Broadway is offering free meals for vets and active military on Monday all day. The Broadway will also be serving brunch on Monday beginning at 11am. 

Franklin Park Zoo – Free admission to Veterans all weekend + Monday!  10am – 3:30pm (closes at 4pm)

Dunkin’ Donuts – Free donut for all veterans and active duty military on Nov 11.

There are many more chains and businesses offer special discounts for veterans too! You can check them out here!

What’s opened/closed:

• Municipal Offices: Closed (including City Hall, banks, public schools, and community centers) on Monday

• Parking Meters: FREE, time limit NOT in effect. All other parking rules remain in effect.

• MBTA: Running on a Holiday schedule on Monday.

• Liquor stores: Open

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Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.