LIST: Veteran's Day events happening in the Big Bend

Veterans Day
Posted at 11:57 AM, Nov 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-08 11:57:00-05

(WTXL) - Here's a list of some events and specials that are going on to honor Veterans this Saturday:

2017 Annual Veterans Day Parade (Tallahassee)

2017 Annual Veterans Day Parade is taking place on Saturday, November 11, 2017. 

Parade line up begins at 10:00 at the intersection of Monroe Street and Tennessee Street. The parade will start promptly at 10:45a. Parade participants will enter the Parade Staging Area at the intersection of Brevard Street and Monroe Street. The Parade will stop temporarily at 10:55 in front of the Florida Vietnam War Memorial for the 11th hour ceremony; TAPS will be played at that time and a moment of silence will be rendered.

The parade will resume after the ceremony then turn west on Madison Street towards the Civic Center.

VA Clinic

A Veterans Day Ceremony will be held on Thursday, November 9 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Marianna Veterans Affairs (VA) Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) of the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System (4970 Hwy 90, Marianna, FL 32446). 

Entertainment will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the Sand Hills Sisters Plus Band.  From 11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m., there will be welcoming comments by Chief Medical Officer of the Valdosta CBOC, Michele Moody, M.D. followed by words of recognition provided by Julia Harrison; Presentation of Colors by VFW Post 12046; and the singing of the National Anthem by Jenna Carnley.

The Tabitha Morris Band will play from 11:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. followed by the Big & Loud Band at 12: 30 p.m.  There will also be an “Antique Car Cruise” with special recognition at 1:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.  All Veterans and families are welcome to attend. 

Florida Health Care Association

Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) is hosting a Veteran's Recognition Ceremony on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

They will be serving breakfast.

Veterans in attendance will be presented with an “Operation Thank You Commemorative Challenge Coin.” 

The event will take place at the Florida Health Care Association (307 W. Park Ave, #100, Tallahassee, FL 32301). 

Zoës Kitchen 

On Saturday, Zoës Kitchen is thanking the brave men and women who have served our country by offering a free entree to all veterans and active members of the military. To get their free entrée, veterans and active military members must present their military ID at checkout. 

Valdosta State University 

Valdosta State University will host a special Veterans Day ceremony at 10:55 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 10, on the steps of the Student Union. 

Sponsored by the VSU chapter of Student Veterans of America, the ceremony will open with the posting of the colors by the VSU Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 172 Color Guard. Technical Sergeant Timothy D. Womble of Moody Air Force Base will sing the National Anthem. The Moody Air Force Base Airman Leadership School will present the battlefield cross.

Following a moment of silence, Dr. Richard A. Carvajal, president of VSU, will speak about the importance of Veterans Day and how it is celebrated for those who served. Afterwards, he will lay a Blazer Nation-themed wreath at the base of a yellow ribbon in memory of veterans from Georgia and Moody Air Force Base who paid the ultimate price while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom and/or Operation Enduring Freedom.

Refreshments will be served.