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Veterans Day WeekendThings to Do with Kids this Veterans Day Weekend! Veterans Day always falls on November 11 (can you tell us why?) and this year it is a Monday making it a nice long holiday weekend for families to enjoy together.  There are many events and activities around the state that honor veterans for your family to participate in.

Friday, 11/8

Saturday, 11/9

Military History for Kids at the Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford

Honoring of Native Veterans Powwow at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center. Experience the splendor and diversity of Native artists as they express themselves through their traditional arts, regalia, song and dance to honor Native Nations and their veterans on Saturday.

From here drive down to Mystic Seaport for Charles W. Morgan Day in celebration of the 72nd anniversary of the arrival of the 1841 wooden whaleship, the Charles W. Morgan to Mystic, the Seaport is offering FREE admission to all visitors for the day. Explore the 19th-century village, walk through historic exhibits, and of course go on board the Morgan. There will be special interpretative talks and demonstrations throughout the day. While in the area, check out Mystic Restaurant Week!

Sunday, 11/10
Veterans Day Program at New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks. Meet and talk with about  aviation combat veterans from World War II, the Cold War era, the Vietnam Conflict, and Iraq and Afghanistan. These veterans have had experience with the aircraft in the museum’s collections as either air or ground crew.
Veterans Memorial Skating Rink, West Hartford @ 3-4:30 pm
A special tribute public session to honor our veterans. Free admission for all veterans and active duty personnel and their immediate families (Please present military ID to cashier). Door prizes, bake sale and Fill a Skate! 100% of donations go to the  Wounded Warrior Project.

Freedom Run 5K Fitkids in Riverside Park, Hartford sponsored by the Hartford Marathon Foundation. For more family fun runs read our post.

Veterans Day Celebration-Institute for American Indian Studies, Washington

Monday, 11/11

Veterans Day Celebration at Imagine Nation Museum, Bristol

FREE Admission for Veterans at the Connecticut Science Center.

Veteran’s 5K Run/Walk, West Haven sponsored by VA Connecticut Healthcare System.

The winners for this week’s giveaway to “A Christmas Story” will be announced tomorrow so check back to this post.

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