Veterans Day Carrier Classic, and Discounts Galore!
Docked in San Diego Harbor in Coronado, California, the USS Carl Vinson will host the first Carrier Classic basketball game, the first college basketball game to be played on an active Navy Aircraft carrier. The game is being held as a part of Veterans Day celebrations, and it’s between North Carolina and Michigan State.Preparations began on Thursday aboard the USS Carl Vinson to transform the top deck into a college basketball arena; with stadium style seating and a regulation sized court. President Obama will attend after he pays his respects to the fallen soldiers in Virginia’s Arlington National Cemetery.In Hawaii, which has a big military population, there are some special events planned to honor veterans of service, active and retired. A service was held at the National Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl this morning, the reason behind the loud jets flying over, which honored America’s fallen troops.This evening there will be another ceremony held aboard the USS Missouriat sunset to honor America’s military personnel. This event starts at 4:45, and is free, but reservations are required.Across the nation there are many restaurants as well as stores which are honoring America’s military personnel with discounts, and free meals. Check out this extensive list from The Military Wallet which includes all of the retailers and restaurants that have special offers for people with military I.D.