Members of the Abilene Founder Lions Club will put out more than 100 flags in Abilene early Friday morning.
ACU will honor their Veteran of the Year at their 11:00 a.m. Chapel service.
Children will be honoring veterans at their respective schools as Bassetti Elementary will hold a hallway parade at 8:00 a.m., while a flag parade at Jackson Elementary gets underway at 9:30.
Madison Middle School is getting in on the act by hosting a Veterans Day assembly at 9:00 a.m.
Abilene Regional Medical Center will be honoring veteran employees at the ARMC Women's Center in Abilene from 10-10:20 a.m.
Texas Roadhouse is offering free lunch to all veterans Friday from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. All veterans - including all active, retired or former U.S. military - can choose one of 10 entrees, including a 6-ounce sirloin and two sides plus a choice of any Coca-Cola product, sweet tea/iced tea or coffee during lunch. Participants must provide proof of service, including military or VA card, or discharge papers.
A Veterans Day parade will take place in downtown Abilene Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m.
There are plenty of events taking place outside of Abilene as well.
Baird High School will host an assembly and luncheon for active-duty military, veterans and their families in the auditorium starting at 11:00 a.m.
The Texas State Veterans Home is honoring its residents at 2:00 p.m. Friday on location in Big Spring.
A Veterans Day parade will march down the streets of Brownwood beginning Friday at 10:00 a.m. with a program at the Margaret and Stuart Coleman Plaza to follow.
Seniors at Eula High School will be presenting a program in their cafeteria from 9-11:00 a.m. Friday morning to honor veterans, and students from Loraine high school will also host a program at 9:00 a.m. in Loraine ISD's new gym.
An exhibit honoring veterans will open at the Scurry County Museum in Snyder along with the Veterans Day celebration at Western Texas College Friday at 10:00 a.m.
TSTC in Sweetwater will hold a National Day of Remembrance ceremony beginning at 1:00 p.m. Also, digital signs at all four campuses (Abilene, Brownwood, Breckenridge and Sweetwater) will scroll the names of all soldiers killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars all day Friday.
A Veterans Day lunch will take place from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Rock Hotel in Winters, and the Walmart in Stamford will serve breakfast to veterans from 8-9:00 a.m. Friday morning followed by a Veterans Day tribute at the Stamford High School auditorium.
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