Veterans Day Events and Discounts

Celebrating Those Who Served to Defend Our Country

By Darla Winstead, Macaroni KID Annapolis November 8, 2023

Veterans Day occurs each year on November 11th and is a time to honor and thank our military service members for their sacrifice to our country.    

What is the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day?

Veterans Day is to honor and thank all military members for their service to our country during peacetime and wartime. 

Memorial Day is to honor and remember military members who died during or later as a result of battle.

DISCOUNTS has complied a huge list of restaurants and retailers offering discounts for active and retired military for Veterans Day. Take a look and enjoy freebies and discounts.


November 11th

  • 11am - Crownsville State Veterans Cemetery Commemoration Ceremony 1122 Sunrise Beach Rd, Crownsville

Guest speaker: Colonel Michael A. Sapp, Garrison Commander at Fort Meade. The Maryland Defense Force Band will perform patriotic music. Refreshments served after the program at American Legion Post #7, 1905 Crownsville Rd, Annapolis. Questions? 410-987-6320

  • 11am - Veterans Day Ceremony

Join veterans’ groups in honoring our country’s military heroes during a ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park in Bowie. All are welcome to attend this free event.

  • 11am - Veterans Day National Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery  

The ceremony begins with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns followed by a parade of colors by Veterans' organizations and remarks from dignitaries inside the Memorial Amphitheater.

The program schedule is Morning Flag Change at 10am, War in the Chesapeake program at 11:15am, and Evening Flag Change at 4pm. Free admission on Veterans Day.

Free admission for active duty and veterans on Friday, 11/10, 10:30-5 and Saturday 11/11, 10-5. 

November 12th