Tacoma Veterans Day Events

Tacoma Veterans Day Events, Shows & Things to do – Tacoma News Tribune.

WikipediaFollow the link above for some really neat Veterans Day events, be sure to click so you can find all the details about free entrance, e.g. if ID cards are required. You can find many on either Sunday (Veterans Day) or on Monday (Veterans Day Observed). This is a great way to teach your kids about how great and rich our own history is with regards to the service provided by wonderful men and women. (I always thought it would be cool to have been a WAC…)

Saturday November 10th

  • State Parks: Free Entrance – No Discover Pass Required
  • Auburn: 47th Annual Veterans Day Parade at 11am on Main Street

Sunday November 11th

  • Seattle VA will induct 2 local Veterans onto the Wall of Heroes at 8:30am near East Clinic in Bldg 100
  • Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium: Free entrance for Active Duty/Retired Military
  • NW Trek: Free entrance for Active Duty/Retired Military
  • Washington State History Museum: World War I and origins of Armistice Day (FREE for Veterans and Active Military)
  • Museum of Flight: Veterans Day Recognition Ceremony at 11am (FREE entry for Veterans and Active Duty)
  • Olympia Symphony: Reduced tickets at Honoring Americas Freedom Concert 7pm at Washington Center for the Performing Arts

Monday November 12th

  • Puyallup Veterans Day Celebration: Pioneer Park Pavilion at 1pm
  • Seattle Childrens Museum: Veterans Day Activities

Ways to Honor the Veterans Near Us

Visit and tour a local military cemetery to pay your respects to those who have gone before, the Tahoma Cemetery on Sunday November 11th at 11AM. The cemetery has a Memorial walkway containing 28 memorials that commemorate solders of many of the 20th Century’s wars. A Blue Star Memorial is also located north of the Public Information Center. 18600 Southeast 240th Street Kent WA 98042

Go by the Washington State Soldiers Home in Orting at 1301 Orting/Kapowsin Hwy Orting WA 98360 at 2pm on November 11th for speakers and a reception. People who live in assisted living can ALWAYS use a visit and a friendly face to see. Bring the kids and let the vets tell their stories, it’s a good time to be had by all.

For even more events in other areas around Washington State, check a listing provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs here.  Above all, THANK YOU to those who have served and for those families who have supported their loved ones while serving. It is sometimes a thankless job, but not by me. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for all your hard work, dedication and ability to get it done!


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