Every year on November 11, the nation pauses to celebrate and honor the brave people who have proudly served our country as part of the American Armed Forces. Here in Prince William County, we are deeply appreciative and resoundingly proud of our local veterans. Here are just a few ways that we are celebrating our national heroes this week. 

Stop by Water's End Brewery for a Cold Thank You

Water's End Brewery is set to thank veterans for their service with $4 beers in their taprooms. For the 8th year, you can stop by one of their two Prince William County locations to try a traditional ale, a tart sour, or the experimental Grand Cru Burton Ale. Veterans can stop by anytime between November 6 and 11 for the Veterans Day discount. Find out more about this program on our calendar of events.

Virtual Veterans Day Program - National Museum of the Marine Corps

Join us live from the National Museum of the Marine Corps as we honor our veterans with a special virtual presentation. This program will describe the history of Veterans Day and the
Marine Corps birthday. The program will also highlight the different military branches of the United States, describe what each branch does and why each is so important to our country and the world. This program will only be offered at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday, November 8, and Thursday, November 9. Please note that all presentations for this program will take place on ZOOM. Find out more and register for the events here.

248th Marine Corps Bday Cake Cutting Ceremony - National Museum of the Marine Corps

Join us at the National Museum of the Marine Corps for a traditional cake-cutting ceremony in honor of the 248th Marine Corps Birthday on Friday, November 10. Two cake-cutting ceremonies will occur on this day at 10 a.m. AND 2 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Check out our calendar of events for more information.

Family Day: Veterans Day - National Museum of the Marine Corps

Keep the celebration going over the weekend with the family as the National Museum of the Marine Corps brings you Family Day. Participants are invited to create patriotic crafts and take part in birthday-themed activities while learning about the significance of Veterans Day. Children under the age of 5 will enjoy a special story time and sing-along to honor our veterans. More event information can be found here. All Family Days are free and open to the public.

Veterans Day at Manassas NBP – Manassas Battlefield

Visit the Manassas National Battlefield at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 11, for a special concert and program at the Henry House honoring our nation's veterans. This program will feature music by the 8th Green Machine Regiment Band from George Mason University. The Stone House will be open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and park staff will be on hand to tell its stories, as well as the stories of the people who witnessed the battles of Manassas. As always, the Henry Hill Visitor Center will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and park grounds will remain open from sunrise to sunset. 

However you choose to mark the day, all of us at Visit Prince William would like to extend our gratitude to all of our nation's veterans.