Veterans Day is a time to remember all the men and women who have given so much for our country. On Long Island, there are some special events and offers for those who served in the military. Please note that there are also some events take place before or after Veterans Day.
This article is updated every year. Here are the listings for Veterans Day - Sunday, November 11, 2012. Please call before attending these events. Due to the severe problems caused by Hurricane Sandy and the Nor'easter, some events may be cancelled at the last minute.
If you know of any other Veterans Day events, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, November 9, 2012Veterans Benefit Workshop from noon to 4 p.m. at the American Legion Post 651, 23 Foster Avenue, Sayville, NY. Officials will be on hand to review and discuss benefits available to veterans. More info: (631) 750-2572.
Veterans Day - Sunday, November 11, 2012Veterans Day Celebration from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at Sparrow Park (Memorial just east of Montauk Highway/Railroad Avenue intersection.) More info: American Legion Post 651 at (631) 750-2572.
Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11 and Monday, November 12, 2012Outback Steakhouse wants to thank our veterans and active military by offering a free Bloomin' Onion and a beverage at participating restaurants.
And from November 13 through December 31, 2012, get their active military 10 percent discount at participating restaurants.
Their site says: The FREE Bloomin’ Onion® and Coca-Cola® promotion is open to Military Personnel who have one of the following forms of identification: U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), Veterans Organization Card (i.e., American Legion and VFW), DD214 Certificate, Veteran Identification Card (VIC), Photograph in Uniform or Wearing Uniform. The FREE beverage will be customer’s choice of any Coca-Cola® product.
Find the nearest Long Island, NY location by typing your zip code or town into the search box at www.outback.com.
Veterans Day - Sunday, November 11, 2012Update: This concert has been cancelled.The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts presents Sousa Celebrates Veterans Day at 3 p.m. The 60-piece Patchogue Theatre Symphonic Band will perform a concert of Sousa marches including Stars and Stripes Forever.
Veterans Day - Sunday, November 11, 2012At the American Legion Post 1066, Massapequa: Free breakfast for veterans starting at 9 a.m., and a Veterans Day Ceremony at Klestnic Park, Broadway, Massapequa, NY from 11 to 12 noon.
More info: American Legion Post 1066, Massapequa or call (516) 795-1504..
Veterans Day - Sunday, November 11, 2012
Applebee'sr will thank our nation's veterans and active duty military by inviting them to their neighborhood Applebee's for a well-deserved FREE meal. A selection of complimentary entrees will be available for these local heroes on this day as dine-in guests at all Applebee's restaurants throughout the United States, including those on Long Island. Note: please call your local Applebee's first to make sure that they are still open in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and the Nor'easter.
Please go to their website to locate the nearest Applebee's and to call for more information.
Note: Veterans will need to bring proof of service, which includes any of the following: U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement, Veterans Organization Card, photograph in uniform or wearing uniform, DD214, Citation or Commendation.
Monday, November 12, 2012Full-day program from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (aftercare available from 4-5 p.m.) for 4 to 12 year olds at the Center for Science Teaching and Learning, Tanglewood Preserve, 1 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre, NY, (516) 764-0045. Fee: $50/day. Children should bring their own lunches. The day will be filled with exploring natures and science with hands-on activities.
Pre-registration is required.
Sunday, November 18, 2012FREE. The Northwinds Symphonic Band will perform at 3 p.m. at the North Shore High School Theater, 450 Glen Cove Avenue, Glen Head, NY in a concert paying tribute to the men and women of our armed forces. More info: (516) 759-9694.
Fire Island Veterans Day Tower Tours Cancelled
There are generally Free Tower Tours for veterans each year on Veterans Day at the Fire Island Lighthouse. However, this year, due to Hurricane Sandy, the lighthouse has been closed until further notice.