KGNS put out a short list of activities for today’s Veterans’ Day Celebrations:
•8:30 AM Veterans Day ceremony at Jarvis Plaza
•10:00 AM Veterans Parade starts at St. Peter’s Plaza ends at Jarvis Plaza
•10:00 AM – 7:00 PM Free car wash for all vets at Royal Laser Wash
•7:00 PM Marine Corps Ball at Monte Carlo
•8AM-7PM Military Appreciation Day at El Metro Park and Ride
Have a great Veterans Day!
But that is not all inclusive. There are several restaurants offering veterans free food (Thank you Sue & Lisa) from Applebee’s, to Olive Garden (free entree), Chili’s, Golden Corral (on Monday), Krispy Kreme, Texas Roadhouse and many other restaurant and store discounts.
TAMIU had a morning breakfast and this photo shows my old friend, Mr. Diaz de Leon being recognized for his service. If I get a chance, I will go to the temescal ceremony tomorrow morning and personally give him a hug but by the looks of it, I might be at the military appreciation day events.
Later, the Laredo Little Theater will also be performing “El Soldado Razo” by Luis Valdez and “The Wall: A Pilgrimage” by Jan Stuckey. They will be locally directed by Alberto Guajardo. Check it out:
The Mall del Norte will also be supporting local organization, Volunteers Serving the Need which provides food bags for local low-income veterans and surviving spouses. The volunteers will be helping greet Santa Claus who makes his debut at the mall and passing out coupon books to support the upcoming raffle to support the 501c3.
The volunteers will be at the Military Appreciation event on Saturday selling the raffle tickets to support the shoe-string nonprofit that continues to support more and more veterans (the need to provide basic food is going to explode as more veterans return and may not be able to find employment of have other economic issues).
If you are interested in a raffle ticket or just donating your used goods for resell at the VSTN Thrift Store to support the mission, just visit them at 1202 Salinas Avenue or add them on Facebook.
Of course, we can’t forget that during Military Appreciation Day at the Park & Ride, the Laredo Wrestling Alliance will be wrestling their hearts out.
Although I am an LWA sponsor, I will be at the St. Peter’s Neighborhood Association Thanksgiving potluck party, but I will be there in spirit and hoping El Partner doesn’t break any bones in the ring.
And if you are in the Chicago area and support no barriers of who can serve in the military, stop by the American Veterans for Equal Rights event featuring my childhood friend, Leonardo (I wrote about him in an earlier post about the repeal of DADT):