Happy Veterans Day!

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

Veterans Day Care Package Drive in the Neighborhood

The BCYF Leahy Holloran Community City is hosting a Veterans Day Care Package Drive through November 13th at all GNFFL games! Suggested items include granola bars, trail mis, fruit snacks, candy, playing cards, deodorant + more.  You can see a full list here! You can also nominate a service member to receive a care package too!

Veterans Day Deals for Vets

The Bowery Bar and Lucy’s American Tavern is offering 50% off meals for vets and active military all day with military ID. 

Franklin Park Zoo – Free admission to Veterans on Thursday 10am – 3:30pm (closes at 4pm)

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

To honor our troops’ service and sacrifice, Kings Dining & Entertainment’s 11 locations nationwide will be offering free bowling to our troops as a special thank you to all military personnel this Veteran’s Day. All veterans, active, and reserve military members will receive one free game and shoe rental.

In honor of Veterans Day, veterans and their guest are invited for lunch on Thursday, November 11th 11am-4pm. You can make your reservation here! 

Veterans and active military members can also enjoy a free lunch at 110 Grill on Monday, November 11th.  You can learn more here!

What’s opened/closed

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

• 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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