Where to Show Your Support Around the Main Line This Veterans Day

Supporting your local vets doesn’t have to be limited to Nov. 11—the options are infinite and meaningful 365 days a year.

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These local events and ceremonies make for great ways to honor veterans around the Main Line and western suburbs.

On November 11, 1918, an armistice went into effect marking the end of “the war to end all wars.” We now know it as World War I. Today, over a century later, we honor America’s troops for Veterans Day each year on the same day.

This holiday is essential in remembering the bravery of those who served and are still serving. So if you are looking to support and honor veterans this November 11 and beyond, here are some options:

Delaware County Veterans Memorial

4599 West Chester Pke., Newtown Square

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This monolith on West Chester Pike stands proud, towering over the local landscape. Built to honor the service of American military veterans of all wars, it features the names of fallen soldiers engraved upon panels beneath the words “Lest We Forget.” Here also stands a statue of one of Philadelphia most famous veterans, Bill Guarnere, who was depicted in the HBO miniseries, Band of Brothers.

Trappe VFW Veterans Day Ceremony

201 West 3rd Ave, Trappe

Trappe VFW Post 7155 hosts its second Veterans Day program this Saturday. Keynote speaker Bill Roland will speak to area families and residents at this benefit expo. The VFW post restaurant will be open at noon to those attending the event for lunch and drinks afterward.

Veterans Day Weekend at the Museum of the American Revolution

101 S 3rd St., Philadelphia

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The Museum of the American Revolution hosts a variety of events this weekend to honor our country’s veterans. Through November 12, all military personal, veterans and Blue Star Families will receive free admission to the museum. Saturday and Sunday will also see the premiere of the Pension Project at the onsite Lenfest Theater. Over a half-dozen more special events take place this weekend at the museum; check them out the link above to make sure you don’t miss out on this special occasion.

More Ways to Get Involved:

Donate

You don’t need to wait for a symbolic date to give back to the veterans in your community. Dozens of organizations are funded to ensure these heroes get what they need year-round.

GreenDrop is a great way to donate clothing and household items, and it’s an even better way to support veterans. All home pickup donations to this organization benefits the Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation.

Volunteer

The Philadelphia VA Medical Center Volunteer Program is always looking for help and donations that make a veteran’s stay at the hospital more comfortable and the transition out of the hospital easier.

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There are dozens of veteran homes across the Philadelphia metro area accepting volunteers to help maintain a positive and supportive atmosphere. A comprehensive list can be found here.

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