Posted at: 11/11/2013 6:19 AM
Updated at: 11/11/2013 8:32 AM
Across the nation Americans will honor the sacrifices and service of the armed forces on Veterans Day today.
President Barack Obama plans to attend a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.
The District of Columbia will honor two of the original Tuskegee Airmen with the Congressional Gold Medal and a wreath will be placed at the African American Civil War Memorial.
Veterans Day Observance Ceremony at the Canandaigua VA. Following the ceremony, international recording artist, songwriter and producer Jim Worthing will perform a special patriotic concert to salute veterans. Event is sponsored by Knights of Columbus.
Event details: November 11 at 10 a.m. in Building 5 Auditorium
Join Veterans of the American Legion Doud Post 98 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1457 as they provide this special memorial service to honor our community veterans. The service will conclude with a gun salute and the raising of the flag by the memorial on the front steps of the Gates Town Hall. The public is invited to come and to honor our war veterans.
Event details: November 11 at 10:30 a.m. at Gates Town Hall
RIT Veterans Day Breakfast
RIT will honor their Patriots, with a Veterans Day breakfast.
Event details: November 11 at 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. At the Gordon Field House and Activities Center.
The VFW Kenneth B. Keating Post 26, and the American Legion, Francis M. Dalton, Post 282, will be honoring our veterans.
Event details: November 11 at 11 a.m. at Four Corners in Lima
Finger Lakes Community College will hold a Veterans Day ceremony
Event details: November 11 at 1 p.m. in the College auditorium
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 20 and their Honor Guard will honor all those who have served and gave their lives and for those are still serving our Country today.
Event details: November 11 at 6 p.m. at Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Highland Park
Veterans Day ceremony presented by Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge. Major Daniel Fletcher of the Brockport College Reserve Officer Training Corps will be the speaker.
Event details: November 11 at 11 a.m. at Port of Rochester terminal
Skate to Salute our Troops
Free Admission to Vets, and Discounts for their families ($1 each.)
Event details: November 11 at 12 p.m.-1:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. At the Genesee Valley Park Ice Rink.
Free Admission to Rochester Museum and Science Center
Free Admission to Vets to the museum. Must show valid proof of service.
Event details: November 11 RMSC 657 East Ave. Rochester, NY
Amerks Salute the Troops
Amerks offering 2 complimentary tickets to active and retired military personnel. In addition, you can purchase additional tickets at $10 a piece.
Event details: November 11 at 3:05p.m. Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial.
Rochester closures: There are several closures in the area in observance of Veterans Day. Rochester City Hall, neighborhood service centers, recreation and community centers, as well as City branch libraries and other administrative offices will be closed. Refuse and recycling collection will be on its regular schedule for the week. If you have questions, please call 311.
The Stars and Stripes Vet Run 5K will take place at Stewart Lodge in Mendon Ponds Park. The traditional 5K road race is for all ages, along with a boot camp style fun run for younger kids.
Event details: November 11 at 11 a.m.
Rochester, Buffalo and Syracuse
Delta Sonic is offering free Super Kiss Car Washes and free oil changes to all military veterans and active service men and women on Monday, November 11. Customers simply need to tell the car wash cashier or oil change technician that they are active or a veteran of the armed forces.
Champps Americana at Eastview Mall is offering veterans and active duty service members will enjoy a complimentary Champps hand-crafted burger and fries. Guests will need to provide proof of military service. Restrictions apply.
Event details: 11 a.m. until 11 p.m.
CDS Monarch will be holding a ceremony at the Wolf Life Transitions Center. Event will include Warrior Salute participants and Veteran staff members.
Event details: 9 a.m. at 860 Hard Road