TodayVeterans for Veterans

What: The Veterans for Veterans adoption event features fee-waived adoptions on adult animals for all military personnel, both retired and active.

When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; noon-6 p.m. Monday

Where: Charleston Animal Society, 2455 Remount Road, North Charleston

More Info: 747-4849 or

Run for the Yorktown

What: The third annual Veterans Day run/walk will benefit youth history and science education programs aboard the aircraft carrier Yorktown.

When: 8 a.m.

Where: Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, 40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant

Price: $30 advance, $35 day-of-race

More Info: 881-5984 or

Iron Cross ceremony

What: The Parish Mounted Rangers, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp No. 2222, will conduct an Iron Cross Ceremony to honor Willis Brown and William Droze, Confederate veterans buried in the cemetery.

When: 9-10 a.m.

Where: Droze Cemetery, 514 St. James Ave., Goose Creek

Price: Free

More Info: 860-9407 or

Scots-Irish military

What: Prior military, active-duty, reserve or Coast Guard members who are of Scottish or Irish heritage are invited to this meeting. Breakfast and coffee will be served.

When: 9 a.m.

Where: VFW Post 3433, 10154 Bellwright Road, Summerville

Price: Free

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Veterans Day run

What: Attend the inaugural Charleston National Veterans Day Run in support of veterans and the Folds of Honor Foundation, followed by a family-friendly after-party with food, beverages and live music, featuring local veteran service organizations and benefiting local charity partner, the U.S. Vet Corps Reserves.

when: 10 a.m.

Where: James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive

price: $15-30 race fees, $5 supporter. See website for details.

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SundayFree garden entry

What: Military veterans and active-duty personnel, along with their spouses and children, can receive free admission to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens as part of the Veterans Day celebration.

When: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday

Where: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, 3550 Ashley River Road, Charleston

More Info: 571-1266 or

Glee Club concert

What: The Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club, a choral group which performs around the world each year, will perform a special Veterans Day concert.

When: 4 p.m.

Where: First (Scots) Presbyterian Church, 53 Meeting St., downtown Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: 722-8882 or

MondayVeterans ride free

What: Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority will celebrate Veterans Day by providing no-cost transportation for active-duty military and veterans. Passengers will need to present proper identification in order to obtain a free ride.

When: All day

More Info: 724-7420 or

Veterans celebration

What: This celebration will begin with a symposium featuring Bee Haydu, a WWII WASP (Women’s Airforce Service Pilot), Capt. Lyndsey Moynihan, a C-17 aircraft commander, who will discuss the strides female aviators have made since World War II, followed by a performance from the U.S. Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club.

When: 9:30 a.m.

Where: Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, 40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant

Price: Free for veterans and their families.

More Info: 881-5984 or

Tribute, story swap

What: North Charleston’s annual event will honor veterans with a tribute to their valor, courage and sacrifices with a special program featuring keynote speaker retired Marine Col. Myron C. Harrington Jr., entertainment and a public pre-program Story Swap session, where veterans can share memories and stories about their service.

When: 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where: Felix Davis Community Center, 4800 Park Circle, North Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: 740-5854 or 745-1028 or or

Submariners’ ceremony

What: U.S. Submarines Veterans Inc. invites the public to attend Summerville’s annual ceremony, with guest speaker retired Navy Capt. Russell A. Pickett. A reception and meet-and-greet will follow at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3433 at 10154 Bellwright Road, Ladson.

When: 10:30 a.m.

Where: Dorchester County Service Complex, 500 N. Main St., Summerville

More Info: 709-0068

Thank you meal

What: Applebee’s will offer free “Thank You” meals to veterans and active military members.

When: All day

Where: Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants — check website for locations nearest you.

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Lunch for homeless vets

What: Homeless veterans and those living in temporary housing will be served free lunch and receive a campus tour from Crisis Ministries.

When: 11:30 a.m.

Where: The Canteen at The Citadel, 171 Moultrie St., downtown Charleston

More Info: 225-3294 or

‘All for Liberty’

What: “All For Liberty,” winner of nine top international film awards, will be screened for Veterans Day as a fundraiser for U.S. Vet Corps Resources, Lowcountry Warrior Connection. The epic film is an action adventure that explores the extraordinary bravery of unknown freedom fighters in South Carolina from 1774-1782.

when: 7-8:45 p.m.

Where: Terrace Theater, 1956 Maybank Highway, James Island

Price: $20 general; $12 military

More Info: 696-2761 or

WednesdayVeterans benefits

What: Trident Health and Hospice of Charleston will provide a free lunch-and-learn to discuss what hospice is and the benefits available for those who served through the We Honor Veterans program.

When: Noon-1 p.m.

Where: Cafe B, Trident Medical Center, 9330 Medical Plaza Drive, North Charleston

More Info: 797-FIND (3463) to register or