By: Seana Warren | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2016
Take time on November 11 to honor our veterans with gratitude.
Cities and local organizations around Green Country have planned events for this Veterans Day to make sure our gratitude continues for those living and who have passed.
Tulsa hosts one of the biggest Veterans Day parades in the United States. This year, ten thousand people are expected at the event.
The parade begins at 11:00 a.m. at 3rd and Boston and winds its way around downtown before ending near 6th and Detroit.
Claremore will also host many events to host local veterans including the annual Claremore Navy Jr. ROTC unit U.S. flag retirement ceremony at the EXPO at 10 a.m.
The Claremore Veterans Day Parade Nov. 11. beginning at exactly 11:11 a.m. at the Expo Center, the parade will march down Will Rogers Blvd., finishing at the gazebo.
Following the parade, a free lunch to all veterans and their families will be hosted at the Claremore American Legion Post, located at 1495 West Highway 88.
The City of Collinsville’s theme for this Veterans Day is “What is Veterans Day?” They invite local community members to participate in viewing the parade on Friday November 11th at 11:00 a.m.. The parade will go south on Route 159 (Vandalia Street) ending at the American Legion Post 365.
A luncheon will be held for all veterans following the parade at 12:00 noon inside the Veterans Memorial Building located at 903 West Main Street in Collinsville.
Re-dedication of the Veterans Memorial Building., including unveiling of the beautiful bronze memorials statues, will begin at 2:00 p.m. The public many join an open house and reception following the dedication.
Check with your local governments and Veterans organizations about events in your area.
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