On Friday, people throughout the Twin Tiers and nation will honor our military veterans as we mark Veterans Day this year.
President Barack Obama will pay tribute by laying a floral wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, an annual observance at Arlington National Cemetery. President Obama will also make some formal remarks thanking veterans as well. It’s the last Veterans Day ceremony of President Obama’s final term in office.
Events will also be held in our area. The following are just a few of the local Veterans Day events we know about at this time.
> Veterans Day Ceremony, Wellsboro, Pa., 11 a.m. at the green across from the County Court House.
> Commemorate Veterans Day at the National Soaring Museum on Harris Hill. Free admission to all military. Non-military visitors can see the museum at the regular price of $7.50 for Adults, $6.00 for seniors, and $4.50 for children 7-18. Children 6 years and under are free. Starts at 10 a.m.
> The Chemung County Veterans Council and the City of Elmira will hold the annual Veterans Day Memorial Service at Wisner Park at 11 a.m. Friday, November 11, 2016. A memorial service will also be held at noon at the Woodlawn National Cemetery.
> The Corning American Legion will hold its annual Veterans Day Ceremony to honor our veterans. The ceremony will be held at Memorial Park on Park Avenue in Corning on Friday, November 11, 2016 at 11:00am until around 12 noon. The surrounding streets will be closed (First Street, Conhocton and Park Ave).
> Veterans Day Service, Schuyler County Courthouse Franklin St., Watkins Glen at 11 a.m.
> The County American Legion will hold services for veterans at The Falls Home, Montour Falls at 1:30 p.m. and at the Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, Montour Falls at 2:30 p.m.
Also, more than 130 restaurant chains are saying “thank you” to our nation’s veterans and active military members this Veterans Day with freebies and deals. Chili’s, Applebee’s, Bob Evans and Olive Garden are each offering a free meal from special menus.
To get the deals be sure to have your military ID or proof of service.