VETERANS' CAREER DAY, National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St., Philadelphia, 215-409-6600, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 8. The National Constitution Center is teaming up with Be a Hero, Hire a Hero to host a Veterans' Career Day. Veterans will have the opportunity to meet with resume counselors and interview coaches, and take one-on-one meetings with companies looking to hire. Museum guests will have the opportunity to attend special Soldier Talks to hear about veterans' experiences in the military. The day also will include flag ceremonies, performances by military bands and more.
SOLDIER EXPERIENCE GALLERY GRAND OPENING, U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, usahec.org, 245-3012, 4 p.m. Nov. 9. The gallery features interactive exhibits and immersive displays that highlight some of the best soldier's stories found in the USAHEC collection. An electronic rifle range, a Normandy parachute jump simulator, and a Korean War bunker filled with the sounds of war, are just a few examples of the features that will be available. The exhibit encompasses the Army's history from the Spanish-American War period through Current Operations with stories of Soldiers from all parts of the Army, at home and abroad, in combat and in support. In addition to the exhibit, some of Veterans highlighted in the gallery will be on-site.
YORK COUNTY VETERANS DAY PROGRAM will be Nov. 11 at Memorial Hall West, York Expo Center, 334 Carlisle Ave., West Manchester Township. Deadline to register for the 7:30 a.m. breakfast was Oct. 26. The ceremony begins at 9:15 a.m. There is free limited seating for the ceremony only. Walk-ins on the day of the program will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis should seats remain available. For details, visit www.ycva.org or call the Department of Veterans Affairs' office at 717-771-9218.
13th ANNUAL VETEANS DAY PROGRAM, presented by the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Memorial Council, will be 2 p.m. Nov. 11, rain or shine, at the PA Veterans Memorial, located at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. Maj. Gen. Wesley E. Craig, the Adjutant General of Pennsylvania, will present the Veterans Day address. Shuttle bus transportation to and from designated parking areas at Fort Indiantown Gap to the cemetery will be provided. Signs will be posted. Lawn chairs are recommended. For details, call 717-865-5254 or 717-228-2071.
VETERANS DAY CELEBRATIONS, National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St., Philadelphia, 215-409-6600, 9:15 to 4 p.m. Nov. 11. The National Constitution Center will honor our nation's servicemen and women during a moving Veterans Day celebration. Guests will participate in a variety of interactive programs and activities while learning more about this important holiday.
VETERAN'S DAY INDOOR PICNIC, hosted by New Freedom Recreation Council, will be Nov. 11 at New Freedom Community Center, 150 E. Main St., New Freedom. Doors open at 6 p.m. Hot dogs and wings served at 6:30 p.m. followed by music and door prizes at 7 p.m. Veterans, seniors and families from HOPE are free, others are asked to donate $5 if able. Everyone is welcome to come and thank local veterans for their service to our country. For details, call Patti at New Freedom Borough Office at 717-235-2337.
CLOSITER CAR WASH AND LUBE will offer a free car wash for all veterans and military personnel 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 11 at all four locations: York, Lancaster, Reading and Ephrata. Veterans will only need to inform Cloister verbally that they are veterans or are currently serving in order to receive their free car wash.
VETERAN'S FREE ADMISSION TO MUSEUM The National Civil War Museum, One Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park, Harrisburg, will offer free admission Nov. 11 to veterans, active-duty military service members and military retirees. For details, visit www.nationalcivilwarmuseum.org or call 717-260-1861.
VETERANS EAT FREE ON VETERANS DAY, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 11 at Loxley's Restaurant, 500 Centerville Road, Lancaster. A special menu consisting of three courses: soup or salad, entrée, dessert and non-alcoholic beverages. Reservations are recommended. There will be a community table where veterans can gather to share a meal and their stories. Please bring your military ID or come in uniform. For details, call Bill French, general manager, at 717-898-2431.
FADELY'S AUTO MASTERS PLUS TIRES will honor our veterans, active and retired military personnel for the eighth year on Nov. 12. Veterans will receive a $15 certificate to be used towards any service which will expire March 31, 2013. They will be required to come to Fadely's on Nov. 12, located at 3177 W. Market St., West Manchester Township, and register to receive this certificate. Identification is required. Each military personnel will be automatically registered for door prizes and receive a flag pin in appreciation for their service. For details or questions, call 717-792-1596.
THE LUBE CENTER, located at 16327 Caprice Court, Shrewsbury and 1195 Loucks Road, York, will offer a free car wash and $15 off any oil change to veterans and service personnel on Nov. 12, with rain date of Nov. 13. Because location hours vary, visit www.thelubecenter.com/locations for details and directions.
TEXAS ROADHOUSE RESTAURANTS invite area military veterans and active duty military to enjoy a free lunch in celebration of Veteran's Day 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 12. Local Texas Roadhouse restaurants are located at 1510 Mount Zion Road, Springettsbury Township and 179 Eisenhower Drive, Hanover. Veterans can choose one of 10 entrees, including a six-ounce sirloin and two made-from-scratch sides plus a choice of any Coca-Cola product, sweet tea/ice tea or coffee during lunch. The free meal is for military personnel only; free meal offer does not include spouses or other family members. To participate, proof of service including military or VA card or discharge papers are required.
SHEETZ CONVENIENCE RESTAURANTS will serve all military veterans a free hot dog lunch of hot dogs and a soda 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 12 to commemorate Veteran's Day. In order to receive their free lunch, active duty or retired veterans must present a valid military identification card, be in uniform or show other proof of military service.