Every year, Veterans Day takes place on November 11, marking the anniversary of the agreement to end WWI in 1918. In Boston, there is a multitude of ways to celebrate those who have fought for our country without leaving the city.
Go to a Veterans Day Parade
Boston gives its citizens ample opportunity to celebrate Veterans Day by hosting two different parades! Both parades will march around Boston Common heading toward City Hall Plaza and the front of Faneuil Hall. Here, spectators can enjoy speeches, anti-war poetry readings, and more during the event. Those marching will include military units, marching bands, veterans' rights organizations, and high school ROTC groups.
Spend the Day With a Veteran
Many Americans have at least one or two veterans in their extended family. Although the celebration of Veterans Day is enjoyable, there's no better way to celebrate it than spending time with a loved one who is a vet themselves. Visit relative veterans who are in senior living or receive home care services and ask them to recount what it meant to them to serve the nation. After all, this is what the holiday is really all about.
Compete in a Walk or Run
There are a number of Veterans Days road races across the city, many of which serve as fundraisers for the strong values of veteran support. This includes Veterans Walk & Run, which begins at the New England Center for Homeless Veterans next to the Government Center. There is also the DAV 5K Boston which is a run, walk, roll, and motorcycle ride that raises awareness for mentally ill and injured veterans.
See the Boston Sights
Visitors and locals alike can take advantage of the holiday weekend by seeing some Veterans-related sights. Boston is home to many war memorials that honor those who fought for our nation. Additionally, many sights such as the Boston Tea Party Museum & Ships, the Franklin Park Zoo, and The Hall at Patriot Place also offer free or reduced admission to veterans.
Veterans Day is a time to respect all who have served America, no matter their age or care needs. For information about how veterans can receive aid and attendance for home care needs and more, call SYNERGY HomeCare of Norwood at 781-762-1114 today.