Veterans Day celebrations on Monday

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Veterans Day is a celebration to honor veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve honorably and sacrifice for the common good.

The Veterans Day Observance Ceremony will be held on Monday, Nov. 11, beginning 11 a.m. at the Governor Joseph Flores Memorial Park, also known as Ypao Beach Park, in Tumon, Guam.

Parking for the ceremony is available for those with disabilities and distinguished guests on the Hilton-side and for the public in the large parking area near the Guam Visitors Bureau.

The Veterans Day ceremony was originally known as Armistice Day on November 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War 1. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for the annual observance and November 11 became a national holiday in 1938.

Veterans Day is a celebration to honor veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve honorably and sacrifice for the common good.

Monday’s celebration is being organized by the Office of the Governor, the Guam Veterans Affairs Office, the Department of Military Affairs and the Guam National Guard.

The public is invited to attend this year’s Veterans Day Observance Ceremony and honor those who have served, and continue to serve, in America’s Armed Forces in defense of our Freedom.

In line with Monday’s celebration, a number of establishments are offering special promos for the island’s veteran community.

Outback Steakhouse offers the first 300 veterans to stop by a FREE dinner fiesta plate on Monday, Nov. 11, between 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Outback Steakhouse “Sydney Harbor” private dining room (located on the 2nd floor of the Pacific Place, Tumon across the Westin).

The special offer is limited to one meal per veteran and ID or proof of status will be required.

Chili’s Grill & Bar is also inviting all veterans and active military personnel to receive a complimentary entrée on Veterans Day.

They may avail of a complimentary entrée from a selection of the Oldtimer® with Cheese, Grilled Chicken Sandwich and French Fries or Cajun Chicken Pasta.

Chili’s is located on the 2nd floor of Tumon Sands Plaza.

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