Monday, November 12, 2012
The federal holiday will be observed on Monday, Nov. 12.
[UPDATE Monday, 11:27 a.m.] Veterans Day was celebrated by many communities on its official date, Sunday, Nov. 11, but the federal holiday will be observed on Monday, Nov. 12. Most state, county and city offices will be closed today, although businesses may choose to stay open. Here's a short list of what's open and closed today. Know of something that's closed and not on the list? Add it in the comments. Bars and Restaurants: Open. BHCC Art Gallery: Bunker Hill Community College Art Gallery will be closed for Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 12. Visit after the holiday to view "ARTISTS on the STUMP, The Road to the White House 2012." Library: All branches of the Boston Public Library, including the Charlestown location, will be closed today…
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Local businesses salute our service men and women with special deals year-round ,as well as on Veterans Day.
A number of local and national businesses are saluting veterans, military service men and women, and their families this Veterans Day by offering local discounts, specials and promotions. Here's a guide to specials in Boston and Brookline. Did we miss something? Add it to the comments section below. Two important notes: Free food: Store discounts: Free activities:
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Here's a look at some of the events happening Saturday and Sunday in the neighborhood.
The Charlestown Lions Club's annual Veterans Day Pancake Breakfast is coming up on Sunday, Nov. 11. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The Lions Club invites the community to, "Come join family, friends and neighbors to honor our veterans, and those who serve their community for pancakes, sausages, pastries, coffee and juice." The cost is a $5 donation per person. Children ages 5 and under get in free. The event will also feature a free eye and health screening by the Lions Eyemobile as well as raffles, a 50/50 and prizes. Here's a look at some other events going on this weekend in Charlestown: • Charlestown Youth Hockey Open House—Emmons Horrigan O'Neill Memorial Rink, 150 Rutherford Ave., …
Sunday is Veterans Day. Did your son, daughter, mom, dad, or grandfather serve? Share their pic and leave a comment to say thanks
It's a very small thing to say "thank you," but it means so much. We reserve November 11 each year as our time to say thank to the veterans who served our country over the years. The day, which commemorates the armistice that ended World War I, is the rare holiday not sullied by commercialism. It's a quiet day of reflection for those who deserve all the thanks you can give, even if they refuse to ask for it. Do you have a veteran in your life? Take a moment to publicly thank them here. Just add a pic of your mom, dad, brother, sister, grandpa, etc. with a note about when they served. Or leave a comment below to say thank you. To add a photo, click the "Upload" button above.
Friday, November 11, 2011
The 22-year-old Charlestown native lets us in on life in the Army.
Patch: When did you join the military? Where in the world are you now, and what's your current rank? Ochoa: I enlisted Jan. 11, and left for Fort Benning, Georgia, April 11. I'm currently live at Fort Carson in Colorado. My MOS, a.k.a. job, is 11b and that's infantry. Patch: What motivated you to join? Ochoa: I wanted to do something with my life. I wasn't going to school--I tried BHCC and didn't have the discipline to keep with it. Now I think I'm ready for school, but right now I can't. Patch: What's an average day in the military like for you? Ochoa: So far, I love this place. This place is beautiful; I have a view of the mountains right behind my barracks. It's been a huge change from basic training to regular army because at basic we…
Post a public thank you to those who served on Patch in honor of Veterans Day.
Today is Friday, Nov. 11. Here are five things you need to know today. 1. Take a moment to honor local veterans. You can do it personally this morning by stopping by Charlestown's Veterans Memorial Park where there will be a small flag-raising ceremony at 11 a.m. Some of the neighborhood's own vets will be there as well as officials from the Life Focus Center, which is leading renovations at the park. (More info here.) 2. Or you can post a comment on Patch to thank a vet close to you. We've got a nice dedication going already. Please add yours. 3. Or you can check out the city's Veterans Day parade, which starts at 1 p.m. today at Charles and Beacon streets. Here's more details on the parade route. 4. And on the topic of veterans -- did …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
It's a holiday for schools and municipal offices, including libraries, are closed.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Veterans Day is observed on Friday, November 11. Here's a handy list of what's open (and closed) during the holiday:
The annual Veterans Day parade kicks off at 1 p.m. Friday.
Driving and parking on Beacon Hill and downtown will be a little tough Friday afternoon as police close several streets for the Veterans Day parade. The parade starts at 1 p.m. at Charles and Beacon streets, and police will begin putting up roadblocks around 12:45 p.m., they said. The following streets will be closed until the end of the parade: Police will start closing streets for the Veterans Day parade Friday around 12:45 p.m. The parade ends at City Hall, and police expect streets to be open around 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The renovations will be launched on Friday with a flag-raising ceremony.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The following was submitted by the Life Focus Center. The Life Focus Center has unveiled plans to renovate the Charlestown Veteran Memorial Park -- a move that will be marked with a public flag-raising ceremony on Friday at 11 a.m. Charlestown veterans will be honored to mark the launch of the planned renovations. The renovation plans include enhancing current park details as well as adding new features, which include lighting, benches, and a small reflecting pool. Local artist, David Phillips, will design the sculptures for the new park. Phillips’ work includes both public and private commissions as well as collections and exhibitions. His sculptures can be seen throughout Boston, including City Square Park in Charlestown. As a part of …