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FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO’S VETERANS DAY OBSERVANCE WITH POPULAR ANNUAL FESTIVITIES
11.08.2017

 MASHANTUCKET, CT (November 8, 2017)Foxwoods® Resort Casino, the largest resort casino in North America, and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation (MPTN) invite everyone to join us on Friday,  November 10 for the Eighth Annual Veterans Day Parade, and Saturday, November 11 for Veterans Powwow.

 

The parade on November 10, which will recognize current members of our military and veterans, will begin at the Grand Pequot Gaming Floor, continue through parts of the Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods and along the retail concourse to Cedar Square and finish on the retail concourse across from Activa.

The parade will feature local veterans, local veteran organizations, the MPTN police department, Tribal Council, Tribal Elders and Mashantucket Royalty, MPTN Honor Guard and Tribal Youth Dancers. Stan Harris Jr. will act as this year’s Grand Marshall.

Following the conclusion of the parade, the National Anthem will be performed, followed by the MPTN flag song. Vanassa Sebastian will host the parade festivities which will also include remarks from Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council Chairman Rodney Butler and Felix Rappaport, President & CEO, Foxwoods Resort Casino.

Foxwoods Resort Casino would like to say “thank you” for your service and sacrifice for your country. That’s why we’re proud to offer all active and retired military exclusive offers and discounts throughout the property through November 10. We invite you to take advantage of these offers and discounts. It would be our pleasure to serve you.  

The powwow on November 11 will feature a flag song and raising ceremony, traditional grand entry and a day of high-energy competition. There will also be a special Iñupiat dance presentation by Alaskan Native youth. Open to the public, the powwow is expected to draw roughly 1,000 attendees including veterans, active-duty service members and families. Admission and select food items are free to all veterans and active-duty military with a valid ID, plus one guest. All veterans in attendance will be recognized and encouraged to participate in programs throughout the day

For more information about the Veterans Powwow and the Veterans Day parade, please visit www.pequotmuseum.org/Press-Room/ and www.foxwoods.com/Veterans-Day/  

About Foxwoods® Resort Casino

25 Years Proud: Since 1992, Foxwoods Resort Casino has offered guests The Wonder Of It All as the premier resort destination in the Northeast.  As the largest resort casino in North America, Foxwoods offers a vast array of gaming in seven casinos; AAA Four-Diamond hotels, restaurants from gourmet to quick service, world-renowned spas, award-winning golf, state-of-the-art theaters, exclusive retailers and free-to-play online casino games at FoxwoodsONLINE.com. Foxwoods is owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and was the first full-service casino built on tribal land, pioneering a nationwide movement that now includes more than 400 gaming properties owned and operated by over 200 tribes across the U.S. For more information on Foxwoods and the property’s 25th anniversary celebrations, visit foxwoods.com.

About the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation

Located in southeastern Connecticut, the Mashantucket Pequots are a Native Algonquin people who endured centuries of conflict and survival around one of North America’s oldest Indian reservations (Est. 1666).  As the first Native Americans to survive a genocidal massacre (1637) in what would become the continental United States, Pequot history is an unprecedented story of redemption and restoration, featured at the world-class Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center (www.pequotmuseum.org).  As pioneers of today’s Indian Gaming industry, the Mashantucket Pequots own and operate the first Class III gaming enterprise ever built on an Indian Reservation, Foxwoods Resort Casino (www.foxwoods.com ), which is also the largest in North America.  The Tribe’s other businesses include Lake of IslesGolf Course (www.lakeofisles.com), Pequot Pharmaceutical Network (www.prxn.com), and The Spa at Norwich Inn (www.thespaatnorwichinn.com).  All together, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation is one of Connecticut’s largest employers and highest taxpayers, having contributed nearly $4 billion dollars to the state through the first-ever tribal slot revenue sharing agreement (est. 1993) and hundreds of millions in donations and sponsorships to support charities throughout New England.  For more information, contact us at MPTNCommunications@mptn-nsn.gov.

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