Veterans Day happenings

A Veterans Day Parade will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7, with staging to begin at 9 a.m. at the Huntington North High School west parking lot. Parade participants are to enter HNHS at the MacGahan Street entrance.
A Veterans Day Parade will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7, with staging to begin at 9 a.m. at the Huntington North High School west parking lot. Parade participants are to enter HNHS at the MacGahan Street entrance. TAB File Photo.

Veterans Day will be celebrated this year on Wednesday, Nov. 11.

Several events to honor veterans will be held in the coming days in Huntington County.

Two events will be held this weekend, on Saturday, Nov. 7.

The eighth annual Veterans Day Parade will start at 10 a.m., on Saturday, Nov. 7. The parade will begin at Huntington North High School at MacGahan Street and head to Jefferson Street, where the parade route will continue to the intersection of State and Jefferson streets, just before the railroad tracks.

Parade staging will begin at 9 a.m. at the high school’s west parking lot. Entries should check in at the registration table and then proceed to their assigned entry number. All entries should display an American Flag on their entry.

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce invites the public to hear Company Singers at Rotary Park downtown Huntington, and the members of Erie Band, with patriotic music, near the Huntington County Courthouse, as the parade moves through downtown Huntington.

Following the parade, the public is invited to VFW Post 2689, at 220 W. Park Drive, for the Quilts of Valor program. Also on Nov. 7 at the VFW Post 2689, the Rylie Lynn Band will perform from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Also on Saturday morning, Nov. 7 at 10 a.m., will be a Veterans Day 5K Walk/Run/Bike at the Indiana National Guard Armory in Huntington.

The event is free to the public. It will not be timed, and commemorative long-sleeved shirts, hats and buffs will be available to purchase.

A check presentation ceremony will be held at the armory at approximately 11 a.m., as the Veterans Day 5K committee invests $10,000 in the construction of the Purple Heart Gateway Arch in Huntington. Food will be provided by Jimmy Johns of Huntington.

The Warren Church of Christ will host a Veterans Day celebration on Sunday, Nov. 8. Veterans, active duty military and their families and families of veterans who have passed away, are invited to attend the celebration that begins at 6 p.m.

The VFW Flag Folding Team will begin the ceremony, followed by an Armed Forces Tribute by A Few Good Men. Refreshments will be available.

The Warren Church of Christ is located at 302 N. Wayne St., Warren.

On Monday, Nov. 9, at 6:30 p.m., Huntington Moose Lodge 837 will have a veterans’ dinner. The meal will be free to veterans and their guests. The lodge is located at 390 Frontage Road, Huntington. On Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, VFW Post 2689, invites veterans to breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Several area businesses will also have veterans’ discounts available on Wednesday, Nov. 11, or during the week leading up to the holiday. Check the Monday, Nov. 2 edition of The TAB, page 9, for a complete list of businesses offering discounts.