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: noon-6 p.m. today
Where: Charleston Animal Society, 2455 Remount Road, North Charleston
More Info: 747-4849 or www.charlestonanimalsociety.org
Free 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. today
Where: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, 3550 Ashley River Road, Charleston
More Info: 571-1266 or www.magnoliaplantation.com
Veterans 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 www.ridecarta.com
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 www.patriotspoint.org
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
More Info: 740-5854 or 745-1028 or www.northcharleston.org or www.cityofnorthcharleston.blogspot.com/2013/10/veterans-day-2013-in-north-charleston.htm
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.
more info: www.applebees.com
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 www.crisisministries.org
‘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 www.actorstheatreofsc.org
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 www.tridenthealthsystem.com