Veterans Day Parade: Marchers and marching bands from around the country step off from Fifth Avenue and 23rd St. at 11:11 a.m. That’s in keeping with tradition, and honoring the day and hour World War I ended with an armistice agreement. Former NYC Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, who was a Marine Corps officer in the Vietnam War, is grand marshal of this year’s salute to veterans. Loree Sutton, a retired Army brigadier general, now the commissioner of the city’s Office of Veterans Affairs, also is taking part in the parade. More details at uwvc.org.
Free meals: More than three dozen national restaurant chains restaurants are offering FREE meals to current and retired military. See the alphabetical list here.
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum: Free ceremony at 3:30 p.m., with the placement of a wreath in the Hudson River, at Pier 86, at 46th Street and 12th Avenue. Other activities are planned throughout the day; museum admission is waived for current and retired military all day.
Veterans Day Block Party: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on 53rd Street, between Madison Avenue and Avenue of the Americas.
Veterans Day Festival: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Broadway, between Cedar Street and Battery Place.