Veterans' Day will be celebrated on November 11, 2011 (also known as 11/11/11). The City of Chicago will be hosting a Veterans' Day Ceremony honoring those who have served in times of peace as well as war. The event starts at 11 a.m. at Soldier Field.
The Lincoln Park Zoo is also honoring Veterans on Veterans ' Day. To show appreciation for those who have served, the zoo is offering treats, tours, and activities on November 11. Veterans and their families will get 11% off food and retail purchases. Parking will be $11 (compared to the zoo's normal rate of $17), and kids can ride the Endangered Species carousel for .11 cents. The zoo is also offering veterans the chance to do some special tours of the zoo, as well as an exclusive giraffe feeding at 11 a.m. - and the first 11 visitors to Wild Things! will win goodies bags.
The Lincoln Park Zoo's Veterans Day events will begin at 10 a.m. on November 11 and go through 5 p.m. The zoo is located at Cannon Drive and Fullerton Parkway. (Be sure and also check out the zoo's annual ZooLights festival that begins on November 25.)