Friday is Veterans Day and there's lots to do around town to honor veterans, including sending care packages to troops overseas and turning out to hear some music at benefit concerts.
1. First off, let's start with a traditional . In East Hampton, local veterans will march from to the memorial at the Hook Mill for a short service. Flags adorn all of Main Street, but that doesn't stop you from waving your own red, white and blue and applaud the procession as it goes on by. It begins at 10 a.m.
2. Over in Montauk at the same time, there will be a at the . Join local Scout groups and other civic groups in honoring war heroes. Again, it starts at 10 a.m.
3. The kicks off from the Civil War monument at Main and Madison streets at 10 a.m., as well. You can catch the parade on Main Street or Bay Street, where it will end on the steps of the Chelberg Battle Post of the American Legion. Judge Joseph R. Faraguna of the Army will speak.
4. As part of a nationwide movement "," will host a concert fundraiser on Friday night. Eight bands, including Tali "Icepack" Jackson, The Mondays, and Nat Funk, will play to raise money for the organization that supports families of troops being deployed overseas from 6 p.m. until close. The cover is $20.
5. Back in Sag Harbor, The Realm and The Montauk Project will play at to benefit local veterans starting at 7:30 p.m. "" will provide funds through 9-1-1 Veterans, a financial assistance program for Long Islanders who have recently served or are still serving. There is a $10 cover charge and there will also be a raffle.
Five things, wasn't enough. Here's one more: Jordan's Initiative, in honor of fallen of Sag Harbor, is collecting items for care packages for troops. Donation boxes are set up at the , , Epic Marshal Arts, Bridgehampton National Bank in Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor, and branches in Sag Harbor and East Hampton. To see a list of suggested items, from food to personal items, see the attached PDF above. You can also sponsor a package for $20 by logging onto the website.