York area events, businesses salute military members for Veteran’s Day

York Daily Record; Nicholas Ross, with the William Penn Army JROTC, salutes while the group brings in the flags for the annual Memorial Day Service at Veterans Memorial Park in May.

York Daily Record; Nicholas Ross, with the William Penn Army JROTC, salutes while the group brings in the flags for the annual Memorial Day Service at Veterans Memorial Park in May.

Veteran’s Day is observed Monday, Nov. 11. Here are some events and ceremonies in the area to honor those who’ve served:

National Cemetery Observes Veteran’s Day: The Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Memorial Council will hold its 31st annual Veteran’s Day Program at 2 p.m. Nov. 10, rain or shine. This year’s program is co-sponsored by the Marine Corps League of Pa., Inc. Shuttle bus transportation to and from designated parking areas at Fort Indiantown Gap to the cemetery will be provided. Signs will be posted indicating designated shuttle bus and parking areas. There will be limited handicapped parking on the cemetery grounds. Due to limited seating in the Pa. Veterans Memorial, lawn chairs are recommended. For details, contact Indiantown Gap National Cemetery at 717-865-5254, or Thomas Hazlett, Sr. Vice President and Acting Public Affairs Chairman, Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Memorial Council at 717-420-0623.

Prospect United Methodist Church: 8 Orchard Road, Fawn Township, will host a Rally Day Veterans Day service 10:30 a.m. Nov. 10. The service will feature speaker the Rev. Paul Kauffman (retired Army Reserve Chaplain) and musical group The Freedom Singers. Following the service there will be a covered dish luncheon.

Veterans Ride Fixed Route Free: rabbittransit salutes and thanks American’s veterans for their dedicated service by offering veterans a free ride on fixed route Nov. 11. Please tell your fixed route bus driver.

Veterans Day Celebration: The Christian School of York student body will honor all Veterans and active duty military personnel at their annual Veterans Day Celebration from 1 to 2 p.m. Nov. 11. All Veterans, families, and friends are invited to join in a celebration of song and dramatic presentation, concluding with the annual “Parade of Veterans” to pay tribute to all those who have served and currently serve our country. Joining in the celebration will be at least three local government officials. This is a free event. For details, contact Lena Poff, Advancement Director, at 717-767-6842, ext. 237, or lpoff@csyonline.com.

Flag Updating Ceremony: The Historic Prospect Hill Cemetery Heritage Foundation will hold a flag updating ceremony 1 p.m., Nov. 11 at Prospect Hill Cemetery. All are welcome to attend. 89 new US flags and three new state flags will be added.

Veterans Pinning Event: A Veterans Pinning Event will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 11, at Rest Haven Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 1050 S. George St., York. Rest Haven Rehabilitation & Nursing Center and Hospice & Community Care are co-hosting an event to recognize and honor 11 Veterans in their care. Veterans will receive their pins and certificates from Veteran Volunteers from Hospice & Community Care who have received special training in working with Veterans. Color Guard will be in attendance.

Veterans Day tribute: HACC will hold its Veterans Day tribute Nov. 11 to 15 at bookstores located on Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York campuses. The bookstores are offering 10 percent off on all clothing and gift items from Nov. 11 to 15. For every sale of $10 or more, HACC will donate $1 to the Wounded Warrior Project. Phi Theta Kappa will hold an career workshop for veterans 2:30 to 6 p.m., Nov. 18 at HACC’s Lancaster campus. To register for the career workshop, email Brandy Stabley at anovpprog@gmail.com.

Veteran’s Day Pancake Breakfast: Red Mount United Methodist Church, 1883 Baltimore Pike, Washington Township, will hold its annual Veteran’s Day Pancake Breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Nov. 16. Everyone is invited. The fare includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, fruit and beverages. The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children 6 to 12 years old, and children 5 years old and younger are admitted free. All military veterans eat free as a way of honoring them and thanking them for their service. For details, call 717-259-9480.

The National Civil War Museum: 1 Lincoln Circle in Reservoir Park, Harrisburg, will offer free admission Nov. 11 for veterans, active duty military service members and miliary retirees.

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JCPenney: celebrates Veteran’s Day by providing all current and former military personnel and family members of active duty, reserves, guard and retirees a 20 percent off in-store discount Nov. 6 through Nov. 11. Customers can visit jcp.com/military to print a copy of the coupon and redeem at any JCPenney store across the country. The additional military discount may be applied on top of most original, regular, sale and clearance prices on apparel, home furnishings, shoe and accessories. Customers are encouraged to share the news on the coupon using the hashtag #ThanksVets.

Free breakfast and coffee: Select Friendly’s Ice Cream will offer free breakfast to veterans and active military on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11. Veterans should bring their military ID or honorable discharge card to receive a complimentary Big-Two-Do breakfast and coffee. The Big-Two-Do allows guests to customize their breakfast entrée by choosing two slices of French toast, two buttermilk pancakes or two slices of toast; two strips of crispy bacon or two sausage links and two made-to-order farm fresh eggs. For participation details, call your local Friendly’s restaurant.

Great Clips: free hair cut for veterans on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Veterans, with proof of service, will receive a free hair cut on Veterans Day or may choose to pick up a free hair cut card to use before Dec. 31, 2013. Customers who purchase a service on Veterans Day will receive a free hair cut card to give to an active/inactive/retired military member of any branch. Limit one card per customer.

Bob Evans Salutes Veterans: This Veterans Day, Bob Evans Farms salutes service to country with free all-you-can-eat hotcakes on Nov. 11. Veterans and active military personnel must provide proof of service including U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, current leave and earnings statement, wearing uniform, or veterans organization card.

All Veterans Eat Free: Loxley’s Restaurant at Heritage Hotel, 500 Centerville Road, Lancaster, will honor Veterans Day by inviting all veterans to dine at Loxley’s 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 11 for a free meal. The special menu consists of three courses: appetizer, entree, 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 be in uniform. For more details and reservations, call Bill French, general manager, at 717-898-2431.

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