Many Veterans Day Events Taking Place Monday

- Texoma is preparing to honor veterans next week with a number of Veterans Day events.

Monday morning at 9 a Veteran's Day ceremony will kick off in front of McNair hall at Fort Sill Army Post in Lawton. Participants of that event will hear three different speakers who will deliver three different perspectives on being a veteran.

Two years ago, a groundbreaking ceremony took place for a veterans monument in Montague County. Monday morning at 11 a dedication of that monument will take place at the Montague County Courthouse.

Also at 11 in Wichita Falls, the WFISD will hold its annual Veterans Day ceremony at Memorial Stadium. The keynote speaker will be Wichita Falls Police Chief Manuel Borrego.

And Golden Corral will honor our nation's heroes with a satisfying meal. The restaurant will hold its annual Military Appreciation Monday. All veterans and active duty military personnel can enjoy a free buffet dinner and dessert Monday from 4 to 9 at the Golden Corral in Wichita Falls and Lawton.

The city of Wichita Falls is offering free service on the city's public transportation system on Monday the 11th to residents and visitors.

Other Veteran's Day events around Texoma include the following:

Veterans Day Celebration
City View Jr/Sr High School Gym
1600 City View Drive, Wichita Falls, TX 9 a.m.

Veterans Day Program
Fowler Elementary
1500 Ridgecrest, Wichita Falls, TX 9 a.m.
Students will honor veterans during a program in the school cafeteria.

Veterans Day Ceremony
Sheppard Elementary
301 Anderson Drive, Sheppard Air Force Base 9:30 a.m.
Ceremony to honor veterans and active duty military that will include a picture presentation of Sheppard Elementary family members who serve in the military.

Veterans Day Luncheon
Kirby Jr. High
1715 Loop 11, Wichita Falls, TX 11:00 a.m.
Students will honor local veterans with a free luncheon in the school cafeteria.

Veterans Day Ceremony
Emeritus at Lakeridge Place Retirement Center
2649 Plaza Parkway, Wichita Falls, TX 3:00 p.m.
Ceremony to honor the 16 living veterans residing at the retirement center.

Veteran's Day Ceremony
Wichita County Cemetery
1001 30th Street (30th & Armory Road) 5 p.m.

Cotton Patch Cafe
3201 Lawrence Road, Wichita Falls, TX
Veterans and active military with ID or in uniform can enjoy a free, full size Chicken Fried Steak or Chicken Fried Chicken.

On the Boarder
3111 Midwestern Parkway, Wichita Falls, TX
Veterans and active duty military will receive a free On The Board "Create Your Own Combo Menu" meal.
To receive the free meal, guests must provide proof of military service, which include U.S. Uniform Services Identification Cars, U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement, Veterans Organization Card, DD214, Citation or commendation.

Applebee's Restaurant
2911 Kemp Blvd., Wichita Falls, TX
Click the link below to see the Veterans Day menu:

Olive Garden Restaurant
3916 Kemp Blvd., Wichita Falls, TX
Click the following link to see the Veterans Day menu:

Chili's Restaurant
3710 Call Field Road, Wichita Falls, TX
Click the following link to see the restaurant's Veterans Day menu:

Elks Lodge 1105
4205 Seymour Highway, Wichita Falls, TX
Free All-You-Can-Eat breakfast for retired and active duty military and their family and children under 18 years old. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, coffee, milk and orange juice.

El Mejicano Restaurant & Cantina, 5401 Central Freeway, Suite 900, Wichita Falls, TX
Veterans can receive a complimentary dinner on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Hampton Vaughan Funeral Home
Veterans Day Ceremony 
Monday at 11:00 a.m. in Veterans Garden at Crestview Memorial Park
Hosting the Sheppard Air Force Honor Guard who will present colors and perform a wreath laying ceremony.

Walters area veterans, parents, and community members are invited to a special Veterans Day celebration at 9 a.m. Monday in the the Walters High School gym.
Sgt. 1st Class Shannon Hanks will be speaking with a reception to follow in the school cafeteria.

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