Each year on November 11, people across the United States look for ways to honor those who have served in the military for Veterans Day.
Delaware is home to several Veterans Day events that offer the community a chance to come together and thank those who have served for their bravery and sacrifice.
Here are a few events taking place this weekend for Veterans Day around Delaware.
In New Castle, the Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs, the Office of Veterans Services and the Delaware River & Bay Authority will host a ceremony for Veterans Day starting at 10:30 a.m. Join them in remembering and honoring those who have served, both past and present.
163 Cherry Lane, New Castle
At the University of Delaware’s Science, Technology and Advanced Research Campus, over 500 racers will run in Bloom Energy’s second annual Stars and Strides 5K Run/Walk. All proceeds from the event will benefit Stop Soldier Suicide and the Delaware National Guard Youth Foundation. After the race, there will be family-friendly activities and recognition of former and current military.
200 Christiana Parkway, Newark
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On Sunday, November 12 starting at 10 a.m., Fort Miles will hold a Veterans Day open house. The museum will be open for self-guided tours with docents from Fort Miles Historical Association on hand to answer questions and provide information. With free admission, this is a great way to learn more about local military history.
15099 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes
Just over the line in Philly, the National Constitution Center partners with the Veterans Multi-Service Center to organize food donation for those who have served and are living in Delaware, Pennsylvania or New Jersey. Donations of nonperishable dry or canned goods can be dropped off at the center’s lobby. If you visit the National Constitution Center on Friday or Saturday, a donation to the food drive means saving $2 on the cost of admission. Museum admission is free for all military veterans on those two days.
525 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
Looking for more ways to get involved?
The Veterans Multi-Service Center (VMC) is a nationally recognized nonprofit providing comprehensive services to those who serve since 1980. The VMC serves all of Delaware as well as some counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. A great way to give back is to donate money or purchase an item or two from the organization’s Amazon Wishlist. Items from the list will be distributed to veterans in need.