As American’s take time to honor veterans, area organizations will host special events for military families and the public on Veterans Day.
At Colonial Williamsburg, military families will receive free admission to the sites within the historic area, according to a Colonial Williamsburg Foundation news release.
The organization will give free single-day admission tickets to all active duty military, reservists, National Guard troops, veterans, military retirees and their close families,according to a release.
The program is funded by the Home Depot Foundation and more than 31,000 people have taken advantage of the free-admission since 2014, according to the release.
In James City County, veterans and their families are welcome to attend a ceremony at Edgeworth Park in New Town to give tribute to current and former military members.
That event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to Noon at 5501 Discovery Park Blvd. on Sunday, according to a New Town calendar event.
The county will also host a Veterans Day walk at Veterans Park at 37932 Ironbound Road from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, according to the James City County calendar.
In York County, community members can participate in a Veterans Day ceremony and flag placing at Grace Episcopal Church, 111 Church St. in Yorktown, at 10 a.m. Sunday, according to a county news release.
At 11 a.m. Sunday, veterans and residents will come together to honor the centennial anniversary of the the end of World War I.
Veterans Day is born out of Armistice Day of the great war — on the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Bells across the nation will ring at 11 a.m. to honor the brave men and women who died fighting in World War I, the release said. The bell ringing in Yorktown can be observed in front of York Hall at 301 Main St.
Veterans and active-duty service members can also take advantage of free meals at restaurants across the area, on Sunday they can get free lunch at the Texas Roadhouse in Yorktown from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to a Texas Roadhouse news release.
On Monday, any person who has served in the military can get free hot supper from Golden Corral in Williamsburg from 5-9 p.m., according to a Golden Corral news release.
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