Weekend Oklahoma events to honor veterans

Parades, ceremonies and free admission to events for veterans are among offerings across Oklahoma.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: November 9, 2012 at 10:12 pm •  Published: November 10, 2012
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Midwest City

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.

Norman

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.

Oklahoma City

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.

Weatherford

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.

Wewoka

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.