New Bedford Veterans Day Parade and Services 2012

Michael Silvia
by Michael Silvia

To me Veterans Day is one of our most important holidays. Not only because I’m a veteran and currently serve in the Massachusetts Air national Guard, but because we all owe the freedoms that we enjoy today in large part to the women and men that have served. Sunday, November 11th, is Veterans day and it’s important that we all take a few moments out of our busy day to show respect for those that have made the ultimate sacrifice, or have been wounded physically or mentally. It costs absolutely nothing to pay respect to those that are responsible for giving you a day off this Monday, November 12th. Here is a list of events in New Bedford and surrounding areas this Veterans Day. If you know of one please that I missed leave a comment with the details!

Nov. 11. New Bedford Veterans Day Parade – The New Bedford’s annual parade honoring our veterans forms at 9:30 a.m. at Buttonwood Park and steps off at 10:00 a.m., proceeding down Union St. to Wings Court downtown. Ceremony at Wings Court.

Nov. 11. New Bedford Military Museum Open House New Bedford, MA – Open house at the museum. Our veterans’ program will begin at 1:00 p.m. and feature speakers Tom and Peter Clark.

Nov. 11. Town Veterans Day Parade Fairhaven, MA – Main Street from Oxford School South to Fairhaven High School. Veterans invited to fall in at Livesey Park at 9:00 a.m. Ceremony follows at Fairhaven High School. 508-979-4085,

Nov. 11. Veterans Day at Battleship Cove Fall River, MA – Free admission for veterans, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 5 Water Street, 508-678-1100,

Nov. 11. Veterans Day Celebration at the State House Boston, MA – 10AM-11:30AM, Massachusetts State House, Memorial Hall. For more information contact Sharlene Queenan at 617-210-5930 or email:

Nov. 11. Free Veterans Day Cruise Quincy/Boston, MA – Sunday, November 11th, 2012 From Quincy Shipyard at 10:15am, returning 2:30pm, Also departing from Long Wharf Boston at 11:00am returning 2:00pm. Join us on a special cruise highliting the military history of Boston Harbor. Tickets are FREE for Veterans and cost $5 for families and friends. Reservations strongly recommended, space limited. For reservations 617-770-0040 x 102.

Nov. 12. Veterans Day (Observed).

For veterans events for the rest of November:

About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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