Veterans Day activities

Veterans Day activities

2013-11-09T00:00:00Z 2013-11-09T18:21:07Z Veterans Day activitiesArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
November 09, 2013 12:00 am  • 

A Veterans Day celebration, including music and activities for children, a job fair and information about services, will be hosted today at the Veterans Administration Medical Center.

The celebration runs from noon to 4 p.m. at the hospital’s Sports Park at 3601 S. Sixth Ave. Those attending are asked to enter the grounds through the South Sixth Avenue entrance.

In addition to a balloon artist, pony rides, crafts and games for children, there will be performances by musical groups throughout the day.

Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited at the event, organizers said in a new release.

Veterans and service members will also be provided with information including medical care coverage, post-deployment care, women’s health program, and substance abuse treatment.

There will be 15 employment agencies present for those interested in jobs and placements. People are asked to bring their resumes.

This is just one of the many events honoring veterans this weekend and Monday.

Here are some of the others:

Veterans Day Celebratory Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show — Pep Boys, 4491 E. Speedway. Benefits Operation Homefront. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. todaysat. 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. today-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. today 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 Street and south on Granada Avenue.

Pima Community College — 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.

Presentation of Colors — The Military Order of World Wars will be presenting the colors in honor of Veterans Day at a 2 p.m. ceremony Sunday at the Tucson Woman’s Club, 6245 E. Bellevue St.

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