South Sound Veterans’ Day Events and Things to do With Your Family
Updated for 2018
Most Elementary Schools-If you are looking for a kid friendly Veteran’s Day event, most area schools will be holding some kind of assembly Friday and would likely welcome you and your younger children. Do call first, to find out what the procedure is for visitors.
South Seattle Area-Flight Museum Film screenings, musical performances and presentations which honor the sacrifices our Vets made. Free admission for members of the military Sunday beginning at 11AM
Kent area-Tahoma National Cemetery 11AM Sunday Speakers from Joint Base Lewis McChord and flyover of vintage WWI biplanes at 11:05 (weather permitting).
Puyallup-November 11th 1PM at the Pioneer Park Pavillion Music, speaker, wreath laying
Tacoma-Tacoma’s War Memorial Park near the Narrow’s Bridge. More information here. Sunday, November 11th at 11a.m.
November 11th, 11-12p.m. Put on by Boy Scouts, this features the presentation of historic flags, a rifle salute, speakers and refreshments.
Veterans and active duty military can enjoy discounted admission to Northwest Trek and free admission to Pt.Defiance Zoo for vets and active duty military. and the Washington State History Museum offers free admission to retired and active duty military (with ID) and their families November 11th.
Because school is out Monday, many kid friendly spots will be having special events or open hours. I’ll include those in my regular weekly list up Sunday night.
If none of these quite suit your fancy, but you’d like to do something, you might enjoy doing a Veterans’ Day themed craft. Consider calling your local retirement community to see if there are veteran residents who might appreciate the thought.
The library also has lots of good titles to help you talk about this holiday with your children.