Miller Ferry offers Free Tickets to Active Military & American Veterans during Memorial Day Ceremonies at Put-in-Bay
Active U.S. military personnel and American veterans are invited to ride aboard Miller Ferry at no charge Saturday, May 23 through Memorial Day, May 25. Miller Ferry asks that military personnel and veterans identify themselves at the ticket booth to obtain free passage.
Saturday, May 23
Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial will have a Salute the Troops Ceremony to honor the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. There will be musket and carronade firings throughout the day on the Monument grounds.
Sunday, May 24*
A gala celebration at Put-in-Bay! Join on May 24 at 7:00 pm at the Niagara Event Center. There will be entertainment, music, light food along with the presentation introducing the new Battle of Lake Erie movie. Tickets are $25.00 and are available here or call 440-349-3210.
Monday, May 25*
Memorial Day Ceremonies remembering the importance of the War of 1812 will begin Monday, May 25 at noon on the step of Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial. Representatives from the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, Great Britain, Canada and the Flagship Niagara will speak. There will be a plaque unveiled to honor those who served, and the modern-day sailors who stood in their place during the 2013 re-enactment of the Battle of Lake Erie. A 21-gun salute with canon fire will honor the memory of those who fought so bravely and were part of the War of 1812.
The Flagship Niagara will be in port offering on-board tours from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm, tickets are $7.00.
*For more details and updates on these events, visit the Battle of Lake Erie website.
Additional Put-in-Bay Discounts for Memorial Weekend
Island Transportation will be offering free downtown bus rides & tour train rides for Active U.S. Military & American Veterans Saturday, May 23 through Memorial Day, May 25.
Heineman’s Winery & Crystal Cave will offer Active U.S. Military & American Veterans discount cave & winery tour plus a glass of wine or juice for $3, Saturday, May 23 through Memorial Day, May 25.
The Chicken Patio will be offering $10 chicken dinners when Military members present their ID on Monday, May 25.
Park Hotel will offer a special golf cart rate for Military members with ID on Monday, May 25.
Misty Bay, Mariner’s Locker, T-Shirt Shop, Bucket Shop & Country House will offer 20% off 1 item (excluding sale items) when Military members present their ID on Monday, May 25.
Reel Bar is giving 10% off to military personnel and veterans on Monday, May 25.
The Boardwalk is giving a FREE bowl of lobster bisque to active or retired military (with military ID) on Monday, May 25.