Raytheon Co. is giving a select group of military veterans 150 tickets to attend the New England Patriots game against the Buffalo Bills on Veterans Day, and treating them to a pregame reception at The Hall at Patriot Place in Foxborough. A military fly-over is planned to precede the game Sunday, and some of Raytheon’s guest veterans will get to participate in a field-size flag opening ceremony before kickoff.
The defense contractor’s gift is one example of how past and present military personnel are being honored in communities south of Boston this weekend. Not every veteran will get to watch the Patriots play in person at Gillette Stadium, but all are remembered in celebrations and tributes planned across the region.
Brockton’s annual Veterans Day Parade will start at 11:30 a.m. in front of the War Memorial Building at 156 West Elm St. The parade will proceed west onto Newbury Street to Belmont Street and Main Street, then right onto Crescent Street and down VFW Parkway toward City Hall Plaza. The War Memorial Building will also host an open house starting at 10:30 a.m.
In Duxbury, the War on Terrorism Monument will be dedicated in memory of First Lieutenant Timothy Steele, a graduate of Duxbury High School (class of 2004) and West Point (2009), who was killed in August 2011 while serving in Afghanistan. The event is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. at the Duxbury American Legion Post 223, followed by a reception at noon.
In Hull, Daddy’s Beach Club on Nantasket Beach is hosting a Veterans Day recognition ceremony from noon to 1 p.m., followed by a pizza party from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and live entertainment from 4 p.m. to midnight.
Quincy’s Veterans Day parade starts at 1 p.m. at the Quincy Credit Union at 100 Quincy Ave. and ends at the Quincy Historical Society at 8 Adams St., where a ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. near the World War I doughboy monument.
Weymouth will kick off its Veterans Day activities at 9:15 a.m. with a ceremony at Jackson Square. The parade will step off there at 10 a.m. and proceed to Broad Street and Middle Street and end at Weymouth Town Hall.
Wareham’s Veterans Day parade on Monday will start at 10:30 a.m. at Merchants Way and proceed up Main Street to Memorial Town Hall. Following the parade, a ceremony will be held and a luncheon will be served to local veterans and their families at the Multi-Service Center at 48 Marion Road.Emily Sweeney can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @emilysweeney.