The Greater Merrimack Valley Thanks All Veterans, Active and Retired, for their Service this Veterans Day!

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Contact: Deb Belanger

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The Greater Merrimack Valley Thanks All Veterans, Active and Retired, for their Service this Veterans Day!

Lowell, MA (November 6, 2014): Veterans Day is November 11, 2015 and the Greater Merrimack Valley is proud and grateful for the opportunity honor the people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.  Many of the businesses in our community would like to thank all of these men and women for their service!

  • To show thanks the Merrimack Repertory Theatre is hosting its first Military Night in conjunction with Veterans Day weekend. On Sunday, November 9, tickets to the 7:00 pm performance of “Dusk Rings a Bell” will be 50% off for all active, retired, veteran and reserve military as well as Gold Star and Blue Star Families. “Dusk Rings a Bell”, written by Stephen Belber, asks the question ‘what is more powerful – a kiss or a crime?’  The show follows the characters of Molly and Ray who meet unexpectedly 25 years after their teenage romance.  Though their kiss has had a lasting effect on both of them, the memory of their youthful fling is overshadowed by tragic revelations about what has happened in the intervening years.  The ticket also includes a pre-show reception and post-show discussion with the cast.  

Make it a night out in the Merrimack Valley!  Dine out in one of our many wonderful restaurants and stay with us over night!  Local hotels are offering military discounts and would love the opportunity to serve those who have served our country. 

  • Wyndham Boston Andover, located in Andover is pleased to offer a special 50% discount rate for active, reserve, and retired men and women in the military. To receive this discount rate upon check-in, you must have a valid government ID. Call 978-975-3600/ 877-999-3223 and mention this offer.
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton in Andover, MA would also like to say thank you!  This property is offering 15% off any leisure stay to all active and retired military and their families. All suites include thoughtful conveniences like a fully equipped kitchen, a full sized refrigerator and a free grocery shopping service. Want someone else to do the cooking and the dishes for a change? Be their guest for a hot full breakfast daily and evening dinner and drinks Monday through Thursday. All of this is included in the price of your stay!  This is their way of offering those who protect our home, a place they can feel at home.  Call them directly at 978.475.600 to make your reservation!

The Greater Merrimack Valley is filled with rich history; history that is comprised of all the past events that fill our textbooks and veterans that have served our country.  Remember these times, spots and figures through a variety of opportunities through the Merrimack Valley:

  • “The Road to Revolution” Multimedia Program.  Located in the Minute Man Visitor Center, this award winning program gives an excellent introduction to the historic events of April 19, 1775
  • Concord Museum.  This museum showcases a distinguished collection of American treasures including the famous ‘one, if by land’ Revere lantern, Revolutionary War artifacts, and much more…
  • Lexington Battle Green.  The Battle Green is a National Historic Landmark. It is where the Lexington militia confronted 800 British Regulars as the sun rose on April 19, 1775. View the Minute Man Statue and America’s oldest war memorial.
  • Minute Man National Historical Park.  The American Revolution began here in 1775. Sites include North Bridge, site of “the shot heard ’round the world” and the five-mile Battle Road Trail.

The Merrimack Valley thanks all veterans for their service and welcomes them all along with their families; there is something for everyone to enjoy!  For more information on these special offers and others, visit

About the Merrimack Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau:

The Greater Merrimack Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau (GMVCVB) enhances the economic fabric of the Greater Merrimack Valley by marketing the region as a destination for leisure travel, meetings and conventions, trade shows, special events and group tours. As one of 16 legislatively recognized Regional Tourism Councils in Massachusetts, the GMVCVB works with the other councils and the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism to promote the Commonwealth and increase the number of overnight visitors to the region. Tourism is the third largest industry in Massachusetts, generating over $12 billion in revenue annually. 


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