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Veterans Day activities

Modified: November 10, 2007 at 12:32 am •  Published: November 10, 2007
Bartlesville: Parade, 11 a.m.

Duncan: Parade, 10:30 a.m.

Durant: Parade, 10 a.m.; ceremony follows on the courthouse lawn with guest speakers and a playing of Taps. This year's theme is "Veterans Honoring Their Heritage.”

Fairview: World's Oldest Free Fly-In and Air Show, municipal airport. Free breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Veterans' ceremony also planned. Air show starts at 1 p.m.

Jenks: The Spirit of Tulsa Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force's annual Celebrate Freedom event with a Big Band Hangar Dance and Aircraft Display. Events will be at the Tulsa Technology Center and Jones/Riverside Airport. An aircraft exhibit is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; a 1940s style movie matinee is at 2:15 p.m.; dinner and silent auction is 5 to 10 p.m., dance is 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are available at the gate for the daytime aircraft display.

Muskogee: Parade "United We Stand!” at 2 p.m.

Pawnee: Walk of Honor ceremony at downtown courtyard at 11 a.m.

Ponca City: Parade, 10:30 a.m.

Skiatook: Ceremony, 11 a.m., Osage Gardens Cemetery.

Tahlequah: Parade, 11 a.m.


Oklahoma City: The American Legion will host a ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial near the Supreme Court building on the state Capitol grounds in Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma City: The Oklahoma History Center, 2401 N Laird Ave., will offer free admission for veterans and active duty military personnel from noon to 5 p.m. Exhibits include an overview of Oklahoma's military history from the 1830's through today, and a display of Medals of Honor awarded to Jack Montgomery and Ruben Rivers.

Oklahoma City: The Rambling Oaks Courtyard Assisted Living Center, 12310 S Western, will host a veterans' appreciation day and flag retirement ceremony from 2 to 4 p.m.. Guests of honor include Retired Air Force Gen. Jerry D. Holmes and Byron C. Gordon, a Marine who was a prisoner of war in World War II and survived the Bataan Death March.

Lawton: Ceremony at Sunset Memorial Gardens, 2 p.m. Speakers and participants: Lt. Gov. Jari Askins; Lawton Rangers, posting of the colors and horseless rider; national anthem sung by Jamie Butemeyer, Miss Oklahoma's Outstanding Teen 2007; James Sailors, bagpipes; Trinity Christian Academy Choir; presentation of wreaths by veterans' support organizations; and a groundbreaking ceremony of War Memorial for Persian Gulf War casualties.

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Holiday closings

Veterans Day is Sunday, but federal and state offices will observe the holiday Monday.

What's affected:

Federal offices: Closed Monday.

State offices: Closed Monday.

County courthouses: Closed Monday.

City offices: Oklahoma City municipal offices will be closed, but other municipalities may choose to stay open. Ada will close its city offices and trash service.

U.S. Postal Service: Post offices will be closed, and regular mail delivery will be suspended Monday.

Banks: Closed Monday.

Public schools: Oklahoma City Schools will hold classes as usual. The holiday isn't considered a state holiday for schools, but some individual schools may opt to close. All schools begin "Celebrate Freedom Week” on Monday, which requires students to study the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, including the Bill of Rights.

Colleges: The University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University will be open and will hold regular classes.


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