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Veterans Day activities scheduled in metro area, state

Free admission to several attractions offered to veterans
Oklahoman Published: November 10, 2010

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Veterans Day events

Ceremonies, parades and a variety of other activities are planned around the metro area and in the state to commemorate Veterans Day on Thursday.

Oklahoma City area


• 1 p.m.: Unveiling of a $120,000 addition to a veterans monument at Patriots Park, 4505 SE 15. The structure includes Vietnam War artwork that was displayed in 2005 during a visit by the traveling replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The monument also salutes the 21 soldiers from Del City that have been killed in wars.


• 10 a.m.: 45th Infantry Museum, 2145 NE 36. Ceremony commemorating all veterans, with parade of Oklahoma National Guard color guards. Museum open to the public. A special exhibit titled "Who's Throwing Rocks at Daddy?" by local photographer and art teacher Carolyn Rossow will be on view through the weekend. Rossow created the exhibit as an independent study project at the University of Oklahoma. It examines her sons' experience when their father was deployed to Iraq.

• 11 a.m.: ABATE of Oklahoma Veterans Day Motorcycle Run starting from Skyline Restaurant, 1631 SE 15. The run is to pass by the Veterans Administration Medical Center, 921 NE 13. Motorcycles will parade to the Veterans Memorial at the Oklahoma state Capitol at 11 a.m. Multiple wreaths are to be placed in honor of veterans. The riders also plan to attend the Del City unveiling of an addition to its veterans monument at 1 p.m.

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