Annual events, free meals set to mark Veterans Day

Posted November 8, 2012 | No Comments.

Featured in: Florida Weekly of Palm Beach Gardens & Jupiter (November 8, 2012)


A number of events and other tributes, including free meals for veterans and active-duty personnel at a variety of chain restaurants, are set for Veterans Day across Palm Beach County.

The annual Palm Beach County Veterans Parade will take place on Sunday, Nov. 11, in Downtown West Palm Beach. The parade lineup begins at Clematis and Sapodilla streets at the west end of downtown at 12:30 p.m. The parade starts promptly at 2 p.m. and ends at the Centennial Fountain. Free parking is available in the city parking garages. There will be entertainment immediately following the parade at Centennial Fountain.

This year, The Palm Beach County Veterans Committee extends a heartfelt invitation to the men and women who have served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Veterans Day is a commemorative occasion that honors and celebrates Veterans past and present — everyone is invited to participate in this tribute.

The Palm Beach County Veterans Committee is comprised of volunteers from local veterans’ organizations and community activists. It receives no grants or funds from any government agency. It relies entirely on private donations to host the parade, as well as an annual Memorial Day Ceremony. To make a tax-deductible donation to help defray the costs of the parade, contact Aaron Augustus at 844-2004 or make a donation using PayPal via the Palm Beach County Veterans Committee at

For more information and to participate in the parade, contact Rhonda at 954-687-3074 or 316-7723.

Palm Beach Gardens: 
Sunday, Nov. 11, 4 p.m., Veterans Plaza, 10500 North Military Trail. Honor Guards will present the colors; followed by a concert by the Navy Band Southeast. Bring a lawn chair. For more information, call 630-1100.

North Palm Beach: 
The Village of North Palm Beach Department of Public Safety hosts its annual celebration at Osborn Park on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. Guest speaker is Dr. Raul Diaz, Major, U.S. Army Reserve. Osborne Park is at 715 Prosperity Farms Road.

Duffy’s Sports Grill: 
Duffy’s is serving $1 patriotic-themed cupcakes throughout the month of November. For each cupcake sold, Duffy’s will donate 50 cents to Honor Flight,, an organization devoted to helping American Veterans of World War II visit the memorials in Washington D.C. that honor their service and sacrifices.

Boston’s on the Beach: 
Boston’s on the Beach in Delray Beach will offer free meals to all members of the U.S. armed forces on Monday, Nov.12. Military veterans, past and present, will be able to choose a complimentary lunch or dinner item, up to $16 in value, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Military ID or proof of service is required.

A number of restaurant chains are offering free meals to veterans or activeduty military personnel on Nov. 11 or Nov. 12. They require an ID.

On Nov. 11, restaurants include Applebee’s, Olive Garden, Chili’s and Famous Dave’s. California Pizza Kitchen is offering meals on Nov. 11 and Nov. 12.

Those offering appreciation meals on Nov. 12 include Golden Corral, Denny’s and T.G.I. Friday’s. 


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