Veterans Day Freebies across the region
Veterans can take advantage of everything from free car washes to free haircuts, free meals and free admission to Mount Vernon and Colonial Williamsburg. Many of these offers are also being extended to active members of the military.
Get the full list of freebies on WTOP.com.
Most banks are closed Tuesday. Post offices are also closed, but Priority Mail Express delivery will still happen.Get information about what's open and closed around the region, as well as the transit plans, on WTOP.com.
In honor of Veteran s Day, ArcLight Bethesda is offering a free screening of Fury for any veteran or active military with valid I.D. In addition, ArcLight is giving out free popcorn for veterans or active military that attend any screening of any show Tuesday.
This offer is available for purchase onsite at the ArcLight Bethesda.
Hungry Mother in Marion, Kiptopeke in Cape Charles and Staunton River in Scottsburg will hold flag retirement ceremonies. Local veterans will speak at New River Trail State Park in Max Meadows.Read more on WTOP.com.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- While the Department of Veterans Affairs restructures itself to improve access to its services, celebrity advocates for veterans continue to urge everyday Americans to consider the community's needs -- and not just on Veterans Day.Read more on WTOP.com.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's Veterans Day Message.
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ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- Michelle Obama is telling women to be bold in their next career step.
"If you want a job, you can't be modest. You've got to show off a little bit," the first lady said Monday at a career development forum for women veterans transitioning to civilian life and careers. "And believe me, you all have so much to show off."
In addition to a range of skill sets, Mrs. Obama said service members and veterans have an understanding of leadership, team building and completing a mission.
On the eve of Veterans Day, she announced new commitments from online networks LinkedIn and Coursera in partnering with the government to help service members, veterans and wives of veterans.Read more on WTOP.com.
WASHINGTON -- Veterans Day is meant to honor those who have served the country, but a group of area war veterans plan to spend the holiday giving back.
"The most impactful thing you can do on Veterans Day is to help a veteran," says Connor Mellon, platoon leader for The Mission Continues. The organization is made up of war veterans who make it their mission to do just that.
On Veterans Day, they'll be working on the Southeast D.C. Veterans Center on Chesapeake Street. The building is home to 95 veterans and provides them with services and programs to help them get back on their feet.
Read more about the group and their plans for Tuesday on WTOP.com.
Organizers say Hagel will speak at the ceremony Tuesday and will pay tribute to U.S. service members. The event begins at 1 p.m. at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and is open to the public.Read more on WTOP.com.
WASHINGTON -- The National Park Service is urging drivers to prepare for road closures around the National Mall this Veterans Day for HBO's Concert for Valor.
Although the concert will be an evening affair, roads will be closed all day in preparation for big crowds.
Beginning around 6 a.m., police will block most of Constitution and Independence avenues and the numbered streets that cross the Mall, including busy 14th Street.Read more about road closures on WTOP.com.
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