Veterans Day activities

Veterans Day activities

2013-11-07T00:00:00Z 2013-11-07T23:32:07Z Veterans Day activities Arizona Daily Star
November 07, 2013 12:00 am  • 

There are many events honoring veterans on this Veterans Day. Here are some of the events:

Veterans Benefit Dinner — St. Joseph Catholic Church, Healy Hall, 215 S. Craycroft Road. Guest speaker is Bevan Olyphant, an Army veteran who founded the counterinsurgency school for the 6th Army. Veterans are encouraged to wear their uniforms and bring memorabilia to display. All proceeds are donated to the VA hospital in Tucson. Reservations required by today. Social hour at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Sunday. $25; $15 ages 8-12; free 7 and younger. 885-6089.

Veterans Day Celebratory Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show — Pep Boys, 4491 E. Speedway. Benefits Operation Homefront. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Free. 406-3846.

Fourth Annual Patriot Salute Festival — Wilhelm Family Vineyard, 21 Mountain Ranch Drive, Elgin. Benefits www.climb4thefallen.com 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. $20; $15 military with identification; free age 20 and younger and for people not tasting. 1-520-455-9291.

The Tucson Mormon Heritage Festival — Fort Lowell Park, 2900 N. Craycroft Road. Music, cowboy poetry, activities and re enactment by the Mormon Battalion.  Striking of the colors at 3:30 p.m. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Free. 628-5774.

“Duty, Honor, Country: A Tribute to the Armed Forces” — Catalina Foothills High School auditorium, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive. Arizona Symphonic Winds concert. 1-2:45 p.m. Sunday. Free. 721-2068.

Veterans Day Concert: “United We Sing” — Pantano Baptist Church, 225 S. Pantano Road. The 40-man Tucson Barbershop Experience chorus and quartets in concert . 3-4 p.m. Sunday. Free; donations appreciated. 770-8660.

Veterans Day Assembly — Desert Christian High School, 7525 E. Speedway. Honors veterans and their families. 1-2 p.m. Monday. Free. 901-5499.

94th Annual Tucson Veterans Day Parade — More than 60 entrants, including floats and many veterans organizations and groups. The parade begins at 11 a.m. Monday at North Granada Avenue and West Alameda Street. The route heads east on Alameda, north on Church Avenue, west on Sixth Avenue and south on Granada Avenue.

Pima Community College — Veterans Day celebration from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at the Downtown Campus, 1255 N. Stone Ave. Guest speakers, entertainment, food and recognition of local businesses that support veterans. Takes place in the parking lot in front of the library. Also, free pancake breakfast for all active-duty and retired veterans from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Northwest Campus, 7600 N. Shannon Road. There will be photos of veterans displayed at the Student Life Center, D-201, from Sunday through Nov. 15. The West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road, will host a free brunch for veterans and active-duty military from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday in Room A-G20.

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