veterans-day-salute-DelawareOn the 11th day of the 11th month, we pause to honor and pay tribute to our Veterans, those who offered life’s most vital years in service to our country, sacrificing their health and welfare for our freedoms. They are our protectors, defenders, warfighters, peacemakers and peacekeepers.  Above all, we thank you for your and your family’s service, dedication and sacrifices.

We are proud to honor our U.S. Veterans who have made selfless sacrifices and countless contributions to serve the U.S.A. Here we highlight local 2015 events honoring our most courageous. 


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Bridge Memorial.jpgAnnual Veterans Day Service – New Castle

The Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs and the Air Force Sergeants Association would like to take this opportunity to invite you to attend the annual Veterans Day service on Wednesday, November 11, 2015. The program, scheduled to commence at 10:30 a.m., will be held at the Memorial Plaza, Delaware Memorial Bridge, New Castle, Delaware. The National Veterans Day Committee in Washington, DC has designated Veterans Day in New Castle, DE, as a National Veterans Day Regional Site for our nation’s annual Veterans Day celebration. We are proud to participate along with 50 similarly recognized sites throughout the United States and look forward to your presence. For more info, visit

Veterans Day Celebrations – Delaware TechVeterans Day Delaware Tech Community College

Multiple Veteran’s Day events are happening at the Stanton and George Campuses to honor all who served, in times of war and in times of peace. With highlights on “Women in the Military” and “Voices of Veterans”.  See more, visit Veterans Day Celebrations – Delaware Technical & Community College Campuses 

Veterans Day Ceremony – University of Delaware Newark

A Veterans Day ceremony is scheduled at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, on The Green in front of Memorial Hall. Flags will be placed on The Green to commemorate the service of more than 6,000 Americans killed in service to their country since 9/11.  Also during the week a veterans employer panel will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the Career Services Center.  This is the second year that the University is formally recognizing and celebrating Veterans Day, in conjunction with Blue Hen Veterans, a registered student organization. Veterans Day activities are sponsored by Blue Hen Veterans, the University’s Division of Student Life, Career Services Center and the vice provost for diversity. To download, the Veterans Day poster, click here. For information on resources for veterans and service members, click here.

Photo by Evan Krape

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Saturday, November 14, 2015


The Delaware Military Medicine Symposium 2015 – Newark

Caring for our Veterans and Active Duty Personnel. 2nd Annual Delaware Military Medicine Symposium at John H. Ammon Medical Education Center . This one-day symposium is intended for Physicians, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Anesthesiologists, Neurologists, Orthopedic Specialists, and other subspecialists. The general public is encouraged to attend, especially active duty and retired military personnel. REGISTER here The Delaware Military Medicine Symposium 2015 delaware military medicine symposium

Veterans Trust Fundraiser Dinners – New Castle & Dover

Black Tie Optional Affairs Benefits Delaware Veterans Trust Fund Visit for more information. Saturday, November 14, 2015, from 6 to 9 p.m. Clarion Belle Hotel, 1612 N. DuPont Hwy., New Castle, DE Dinner tickets are $100 and include a plated chicken or steak dinner, entertainment, and guest speaker. Tickets may be ordered by mailing a check made to Friends of Delaware Veterans, 802 Silver Lake Blvd., Suite 100, Dover, DE 19904. Put Nov. 6 or 14 and dinner choice in memo area. Cutoff for dinner reservations is November 2. No tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets will be held at the Will Call table at each event. Sponsorships are available. The deadline for sponsorships is October 24. Email or call 302-257-3117.

Goodwill Delaware Celebrates Veterans Goodwill Delaware Celebrates our Veterans!

Visit any Goodwill of Delaware & Delaware County on Saturday, November 14, 2015 and get $5 off your $20 purchase.  Only valid at Goodwill of Delaware & Delaware County locations. Not to be combined with any other discounts. For more info, visit  Goodwill Delaware Celebrates our Veterans!

Monday, November 16, 2015


Veterans & Families Resource Fair – Elsmere

In celebration of National Family Caregivers Month…. Wilmington VA Medical Center hosts Veterans & Families Resource Fair on Monday, November 16, 2015 9am – 12noon within the Educational Building 5, Auditorium and Patient Lounge. For more info, call 302.994.2511 ext 4727 or 4589


Friday, November 20, 2015


military turkey driveAnnual DMA Turkey Drive – Wilmington


Please Support the Annual DMA Turkey Drive Friday, November 20, 2015 112 Middleboro Road Wilmington, DE Benefits Military Members and Veterans Frozen Turkey drop off Friday November 20th Location: Behind the Naval Science building (follow signs) Hours: 0700- 1200 Canned/boxed goods are being accepted Nov 1st – 20th *Containers located in Talley Hall and Naval Science Building Checks can be made to Boots on the Ground Grocery gift cards are welcome ALL donations are tax deductible (via Boots on the Ground) Questions, Contact:



Free Meal Deals & Discounts


Deals on 11/11/15 – most offers are good only for active and retired military personnel who provide proof of service.  Follow the link for all the popular restaurants and other retailers that are giving away free meals, discounts, and other freebies to veterans on Veterans Day – Wednesday, November 11, 2015.  List includes Starbucks, Olive Garden, Chilis, Red Robin, Panera Bread, OutBack Steakhouse, Denny’s, Arby’s and much, much more. View the full list here, Veterans Day Free Meals 2015

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