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Old 11-07-2019, 11:06 AM
 
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My family is looking at doing something Veteran's Day related - we are new in the area and I can't find anything at this stage

Any ideas for family friendly event ? parade or similar ? (preference for Bergen county area)

thanks !
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Old 11-08-2019, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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My family is looking at doing something Veteran's Day related - we are new in the area and I can't find anything at this stage

Any ideas for family friendly event ? parade or similar ? (preference for Bergen county area)

thanks !
Veteran's Day isn't usually a fun day in the US but rather a day of remembrance. In my hometown of Midland Park, for example, people gather at a small park called Veteran's Plaza, hear a short speech, and the names of those from town who died in the wars since WW1 are read and wreaths are placed.

While I always appreciated seeing the few parents who brought their kids, it's not meant as entertainment.
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:00 AM
 
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There's going to be a parade somewhere. I'd call an American Legion or Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) post and ask.
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Old 11-08-2019, 01:03 PM
 
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Veteran's Day isn't usually a fun day in the US but rather a day of remembrance. In my hometown of Midland Park, for example, people gather at a small park called Veteran's Plaza, hear a short speech, and the names of those from town who died in the wars since WW1 are read and wreaths are placed.

While I always appreciated seeing the few parents who brought their kids, it's not meant as entertainment.
Yes not so much for entertainment but for educational purposes I thought it was important. The other post mentions a parade. That's the type of event I meant.

Thank you for response.
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Old 11-08-2019, 01:28 PM
 
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Not sure if it’s age appropriate for your kids but showing a (graphic) movie about wwi in ft lee park along with cannon.
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Old 11-08-2019, 02:58 PM
 
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Yes not so much for entertainment but for educational purposes I thought it was important. The other post mentions a parade. That's the type of event I meant.

Thank you for response.
Oh ok. The big one is in NYC, but not sure who has one in Bergen County.

Back in the 90s, my father and some of his veteran friends used to go to the high school to tell kids stories of the war. He was a WWIi disabled vet. Has been gone 20 years now.

The kids were really interested. It was like ancient history to them.

It is important. Nice that you want to teach your kids that.
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Old 11-08-2019, 11:59 PM
 
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Yes not so much for entertainment but for educational purposes I thought it was important. The other post mentions a parade. That's the type of event I meant.

Thank you for response.
That was me. My home town (in PA) still has a parade. Many decade ago, my father walked in them as a VFW or Knights of Columbus member. Both of my older brothers belonged to the local VFW marching band.

When I was in ninth and tenth grade in high school, I walked/marched with the high school band in that parade. I did the same when I was a girl scout.

I loved those parades. When I was older and sitting on a curb, mom would shout, "Stand up!", because India, China, Burma was passing. There were three elderly guys one year, a couple two years later, and finally just one. I moved away not long after that.

When I was very young, I used to watch Victory at Sea and World at War with my father on Saturday. That was, of course, after a dose of Looney Tunes.
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