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Veteran’s Day Downtown

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Saturday, November 11, provides Pittsburghers with the opportunity to honor the many men and women who have provided military service to our country. There are several Veteran’s Day activities planned in Downtown:

  • The Veteran’s Day Parade kicks-off at 10:30 a.m. at Liberty Avenue and 10th Street. The staging area for  the parade is from 10th Street to 26th Street on Liberty Ave. The parade route goes down Liberty Avenue to Commonwealth Place with the reviewing stand located at the Apex of Liberty and Penn Avenues.
  • At noon on Saturday, November 11, local veterans and museum visitors will gather in the Heinz History Center’s Great Hall for a moving and patriotic Flag Ceremony. The ceremony will include the unfurling of a 36-foot American flag, the singing of the National Anthem, a moment of silence for those who have served our country, and the ceremonial folding of the flag. This event is included in regular museum admission.
  • The Fort Pitt Museum, part of the Heinz History Center’s museum system, will present living history demonstrations in Point State Park from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 11, as part of the Steel City Salutes the Troops event, which will commence following the Veteran’s Day Parade. Re-enactors will present military drills through the ages, demonstrating how soldiers marched in formation, fired muskets, and played military music in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. The Veterans Day living history demonstrations are free and open to the public.
  • Several Downtown restaurants are offering free and discounted meals to military veterans. These include: EmporioMcCormick and SchmicksPrimanti Bros., and Rivers Casino.

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