Special events throughout Tri-State to honor veterans - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Special events throughout Tri-State to honor veterans

This Veterans Day, several events will be held in the area to honor our nation's veterans.

Here's a look at some of those Veterans Day events:

Veterans Day Celebration Service: Starts at 11 a.m. in Wheeler Concert Hall at the University of Evansville (service should last 45 minutes). 

Tropicana Evansville Salutes Veterans: A parade will be staged in the RiRa Irish Pub and Boogie Nights parking lot beginning at 11 a.m. At 2 p.m., a howitzer cannon will be fired to announce the start of the parade. The parade will travel down Riverside Dr and end at the Four Freedoms Monument

Veterans Day Breakfast on LST 325: All veterans and families are invited on the LST 325 on Veterans Day for breakfast on board. Food is being prepared in the same galley where the troops ate before the disembarked for Normandy on D-Day. It starts at 7:00 a.m. and goes until 10:00 a.m.

Lucas Place II Flag Raising: A new flagpole is going up to honor men and women who have served our country, but fallen on hard times here at home. The flagpole will be raised in front of Lucas Place II at 120 W. Michigan Street on Veterans Day at 10 a.m.

Evansville Rescue Mission:  A homeless veterans monument will be unveiled at the Evansville Rescue Mission's Residence Center on East Walnut Street. The program will start at 11:00 a.m. and lunch will be served after the service.

We will be adding more to this list as soon as we find out about the Veterans Day events.

Many businesses around the Tri-State will also be offering deals and discounts for retired military and current active duty men and women to thank them for their service.

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