History and Exploration on Veterans’ Day

Veterans Day Thank You to our Veterans and Troops

History and Exploration on Veterans’ Day

This coming Monday, November 11, is Veterans’ Day in the US. This special day of remembrance is of great importance for people from New York to Seattle and everywhere in between. Originally established to honor Americans who served in World War I, Veterans’ Day now honors veterans of all wars for their patriotism and willingness to serve in the military and sacrifice for our country.

National memorials and other historic locations across the country are putting on shows and ceremonies on this special day, and all national parks are free to enter for everyone the entire weekend! Best of all, if you’re a history buff with the travel bug, GotoBus can help you get there, with Washington DC bus tickets at affordable prices.

Following are some of our picks for inspiring events in the DC area:

  • Arlington National Cemetery is home to the main event in Washington, DC. At 11:00am, there will be a ceremony at the Memorial Amphitheater. The ceremony is free, but guests are advised to arrive very early, as the theater fills up quickly. At 1:00pm, a ringing ceremony will be held at the Freedom Bell outside the welcome center.
  • The American Freedom Festival will be held at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA on November 10 at 7:30pm. This concert features Lynyrd Skynyrd as the headliner, and proceeds will go toward helping the families of those in the armed forces. Tickets range in price from $25.80 to $104.50 after fees and are available online.
  • Most of the major war memorials in DC will be having wreath-laying ceremonies on Monday, but the Vietnam Women’s Memorial is putting on a special presentation: From 9:00am to noon, and again from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, Vietnam veterans as well as current soldiers will be sharing stories about what it is like to have war directly touch your life.
  • At 11:00am on Monday, Mount Vernon will host a small concert by a veteran’s barbershop quartet that is free of charge and open to the public. At 2:00pm, there will be a wreath-laying ceremony at George Washington’s grave. All veterans and active-duty personnel are admitted free all day, and civilians can attend the wreath-laying with regular admittance to Mount Vernon.
  • At noon on Monday at the Navy Memorial in DC, authors David Zimmerman and John Gresham will present the book Uncommon Valor: The Medal of Honor and The Six Warriors Who Earned it in Afghanistan and Iraq as part of an ongoing lecture series about authors of military works.
  • The home of the first major battle of the American Revolution, Manassas, VA, will be hosting a Veterans’ Day Parade on Saturday starting at 11:00am. It is the largest parade in the DC area, and features military bands, vehicles, and marching members of the local veterans’ organizations.
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Adventures in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is an authentic slice of American wilderness. As the country’s first national park, Yellowstone is home to some incredible iconic sights. Old Faithful Geyser, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and Mammoth Hot Springs attract millions of tourists every year.

Yellowstone National Park

Did you know that Yellowstone is larger than the states of Rhode Island and Delaware combined? There’s just so much to see, let GotoBus and TakeTours make it easy for you. GotoBus.com and TakeTours.com are bringing you the best selection of tours to Yellowstone. Make use of our special promotions on select tours! You can earn 5% off for large groups or even get a free ticket when you book two!

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Reach new heights in Africa!

Fantastic treks on majestic Kilimanjaro. Summit Africa’s highest peak (Uhuru) while soaking in the beauty of surrounding Tanzanian towns. The highest freestanding mountain in the world offers a one of a kind experience with mother nature. Although it is one of the world’s highest peaks it is often described as the easiest to climb of the world’s famous Seven Summits.

8-Day Kilimanjaro Adventure – Lemosho Route

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6-Day Kilimanjaro Adventure – Rongai Route

6-Day Kilimanjaro Adventure – Shira Route

6-Day Kilimanjaro Adventure – Umbwe Route

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For those not that are less vertically inclined, a tour of the enormous Arusha National Park would keep you at sea level. 53 square miles of scenery and diverse wildlife await in this 1-day voyage into one Africa’s must see locations.

1-Day Safari Arusha National Park

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