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FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO’S ANNUAL VETERANS DAY OBSERVANCE WITH A SPECIAL LINEUP OF RED, WHITE AND BLUE FESTIVITIES
11.03.2016

 MASHANTUCKET, CT (November 3, 2016)Foxwoods® Resort Casino, the largest resort casino in North America, and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation (MPTN) invite everyone to join us on Saturday, November 5 and again on Friday November 11 for the Veterans Powwow and the Seventh Annual Veterans Day Parade.

 

The powwow on November 5 will feature a Native art and craft market with 25 artisans. In addition, an artist meet and greet will take place from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. featuring select artisans from the museum's Native Expressions art show.  Open to the public, the powwow and market are 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.

The parade on November 11, 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, The New London High School band, Tribal Council, Tribal Elders and Mashantucket Royalty, MPTN Honor Guard and Tribal Youth Dancers. Flag pins will be distributed to guests attending the parade.  Earl Roy Colebut will act as this year’s Grand Marshall.

Following the conclusion of the parade, the National Anthem will be performed, followed by Mashantucket’s own Wayne Reels, Albert Zamora and Annawon Weeden singing the MPTN flag song. Vanassa Sebastian will host the parade festivities which will also include remarks from Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council Chairman Rodney Butler.

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. We invite you to take advantage of these offers and discounts. It would be our pleasure to serve you.  

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

Foxwoods Resort Casino is the premier resort destination in the Northeast.  As the largest resort casino in North America, Foxwoods offers a vast array of gaming in six casinos; AAA Four-Diamond hotels, restaurants from gourmet to quick service, world-renowned spas, award-winning golf, state-of-the-art theaters, and exclusive retailers. Perfect for both recreation and business, Foxwoods provides modern and versatile convention and meeting space to infuse new life into any meeting or event.  Foxwoods Resort Casino is owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. For a comprehensive look at Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation 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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