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Weekend events to honor veterans
Veterans Day events will be held throughout the weekend across Oklahoma. Here are some of the offerings:
At 10 a.m. Saturday, the city of Blanchard will hold a Veterans Day parade on Main Street. The theme is “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans.”
A flag retirement ceremony will be at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum, 330 N J.M. Davis Blvd. The 11 a.m. parade begins at the Claremore Expo Center and will go east on Will Rogers Boulevard. For more information, visit www.thegunmuseum.com or call (918) 341-5707.
A Veterans Day parade will be at 4:30 p.m. Monday beginning at 12th Street and Frisco and ending at Fourth Street and F. The honor guard will be from VFW Post 4465, American Legion 41 and Disabled Veterans.
Veterans and Pioneers Honored in Quilt program at 2 p.m. Sunday at Edmond Library, 10 S Boulevard. Judy Howard will tell stories of heroism and sacrificial love of God and country from her book “Thanking Our Troops,” such as Vietnam veteran Jack Hayes, of Edmond.
The El Reno Chamber of Commerce will hold a Veterans Day parade at 3 p.m. Dec. 2. The parade, originally scheduled for Saturday, was postponed due to expected bad weather.
National Cemetery ceremony, 2 p.m. Sunday, 1423 Cemetery Road. For more information, call (918) 478-2334.
Veterans Day ceremony, 2 p.m. Sunday at Veterans Field of Honor, Sunset Memorial Gardens, 8700 Cache Road. There also will be an Armed Forces Day parade at 10 a.m. Saturday beginning at Cameron University and ending at Avenue C.
The city of Midwest City and Chamber of Commerce will present a Veteran's Day parade, “Where Patriotism Lives” at 10 a.m. Monday. For information, call the Midwest City Parks & Recreation Department at 739-1293.
Veterans Day parade, 2 p.m. Sunday starting at Eufaula and James Garner, ending in Reaves Park, 2501 S Jenkins. A memorial ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. with keynote speaker Brigadier Gen. James Richardson.
Annual Veterans Day ceremony, 10 a.m. Saturday at 45th Infantry Museum, 2145 NE 36.
National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63, free admission for veterans from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Oklahoma City Zoo, 2101 NE 50, free admission to all active duty, active reserves and retirees and up to five guests from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Science Museum Oklahoma, 2100 NE 52, free general admission from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to all active duty, active reserve, Ready Reserve Service members, National Guardsmen, Coalition Forces members and retirees, including spouses and dependents. Military ID or proof of service is required.
Southwestern Oklahoma State University will honor veterans with a free 12:30 p.m. Sunday lunch at the Pioneer Center in Weatherford. All veterans and their guests will be honored. Reservations are required by calling (580) 774-3767. Community members can buy tickets for $10 at the university's dean of students office in the Stafford Center.
The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma and city of Wewoka will host a parade at 10 a.m. Saturday. A pre-parade program and flyover begins at 9:30 a.m. with U.S. Air Force retired Maj. Gen. Rita Aragon as keynote speaker. The parade will begin at the corner of Wewoka Avenue and Sixth Street.