Friday the country honors active-duty military and veterans. Here are some ways celebrate in Charleston and Georgetown counties.
Military Magnet Academy
- Veterans Day Celebration to honor all the veterans in the community at 10:00 A.M.
- The event will take place at 2950 Cramer Ave. in North Charleston.
- Parents and students interested in the event are encouraged to attend
- The annual Veterans Day tribute will be held from 10:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. at Park Circle.
- Featured speaker will be retired US Army Captain and Medal of Honor recipient Florent Groberg.
- All veterans in attendance will receive a commemorative coin.
- There will be a story swap from 9:30 A.M.- 10:30 A.M.
- Lunch for attendees will be provided after the ceremony, accompanied by the Charleston county School of the Arts Jazz Band.
- Veterans Day Parade hosted by the Georgetown Post of the American Legion down Front St. at 4 P.M.
- This will include the unveiling of the 90-foot long granite memorial monument/outdoor museum.
- Participants should meet in the East Bay Park by 3:30 P.M.
College of Charleston
- Veterans Day celebration to honor veterans current students,faulty, and staff at The College.
- The event will be held at 5 P.M. in the Cistern Yard.
- Mayor John Tecklenburg will be the keynote speaker and will be followed by a presentation of a military color guard.
- The public is welcome to join.
- A discussion with Karen Vaughn, mother of Gold Star recipient Aaron Vaughn, will be hosted by the Citadel Republican Society.
- The event will be held in Buyer Auditorium at Mark Clark Hall at 12 P.M.
- Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will hold free admission to veterans Friday November 11 and Saturday November 12.
- Only veterans will receive free admission and normal parking rates will apply.
- A free entree from a special menu to active-duty military and veterans.
- Free appetizer or dessert for anyone who has proof of military service.
- Guests dining with active-duty military and veterans will also receive a 10% discount.
- Veterans and active-duty military will recieve a free pooled pork sandwich, cole slaw, and baked beans.
- The ribhouse will also be serving complimentary lunch to veterans at Mount Pleasant Chevy from 11 A.M. – 3 P.M.