Monday, November 12, 2012
Here are five things going on in the area today.
1. Weather: The National Weather Service predicts a warm, sunny day with a high near 67 degrees. 2. Veterans Day is observed today, though it's Nov. 11 each year, officially. 3. Santa's coming to town: Bring your kids to meet the big jolly man himself, at The Shops at the Prudenial Center from Nov. 23 to Dec. 24. A variety of photo packages will be available, starting at $19.99. See here for more details. 4. The Taste of Boston: Boston magazine’s ultimate culinary celebration, the annual Taste event is tonight from 7-9 p.m. at the Madarin Oriental Boston (776 Boylston St.) Visit the chefs at their stations, socialize, sip and savor, all in support of the Greater Boston Food Bank. More information here. 5. Street cleaning schedule: There…
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Local businesses salute our service men and women with special deals year-round ,as well as on Veterans Day.
A number of local and national businesses are saluting veterans, military service men and women, and their families this Veterans Day by offering local discounts, specials and promotions. Here's a guide to specials in Boston and Brookline. Did we miss something? Add it to the comments section below. Two important notes: Free food: Store discounts: Free activities:
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Sunday is Veterans Day. Did your son, daughter, mom, dad, or grandfather serve? Share their pic and leave a comment to say thanks
It's a very small thing to say "thank you," but it means so much. We reserve November 11 each year as our time to say thank to the veterans who served our country over the years. The day, which commemorates the armistice that ended World War I, is the rare holiday not sullied by commercialism. It's a quiet day of reflection for those who deserve all the thanks you can give, even if they refuse to ask for it. Do you have a veteran in your life? Take a moment to publicly thank them here. Just add a pic of your mom, dad, brother, sister, grandpa, etc. with a note about when they served. Or leave a comment below to say thank you. To add a photo, click the "Upload" button above.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Dozens of current and former service members joined Friday's parade, but they weren't necessarily marching for the same thing.
Veterans and active-duty military marched from the Common to City Hall Friday in commemoration of those who have served in the armed forces, or to voice their disapproval of the wars. The official Veterans Day parade, organized by the American Legion, featured marching bands, ROTC groups, troops from the four branches of the military and tanks and trucks. This parade was followed by another group of veterans who were protesting the war, chanting slogans such as "Chicken hawks can beat their drums, but they never face the guns." The sidewalks were thinly populated with onlookers and passersby, many of whom clapped the servicemembers to show their gratitude, and others of whom came with anti-war groups.
Please leave a comment here to thank a veteran or soldier you know. Or just say thanks to our troops, past and present.
Veterans Day was Friday. But you can still say thanks or share photos, stories, greetings, and remembrances of the USA's fighting forces in this community forum. This Veterans Day there were about 1.5 million active-duty service members currently serving in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard combined, and many more Americans served but have since retired from military service. President Barack Obama addressed these troops and all of us when he issued a proclamation for the Veterans Day holiday. As he says, "The selflessness of our service members is unmatched, and they remind us that there are few things more fundamentally American than doing our utmost to make a difference in the lives of others." With this in …