Texoma Veterans Day Events

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

We've compiled a list of Texoma Veterans Day events. If you have an event you'd like to see added to our list, email it to firstnews@kxii.com.

Grayson Co. Veterans Day
Grayson County Courthouse (10 a.m.), then a ceremony at Veterans Field

Veterans Day Program
Johnston County War Memorial Commmittee
Tishomingo, OK
Wednesday November 11th at 11:00 a.m.
300 South Capitol, Tishomingo

The Tishomingo High School Band & Choir will be play & singing, Dr. Richard Braley will be the speaker, State Rep. Paul Roan
will have a speial presentation. There will be a wreath placed by each War Memorial(WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Operation Irac Freedom & MIA POW) and each name of those who were killed in action from Johnston County
will be read. Evreyone is invited. Also the same day we have scheduled school students to come and tour and the Memorial starting at 9:15 a.m. Ravia, Mannsville, Mill Creek & Tishomingo students are scheduled to attend. The Public is encouraged to come, we will have educational handouts & personally guided tours of the Memorial from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For more
contact info please call Tammie Howard 580-371-8716 or 371-3243.

Bonham veterans welcome Congressman Ralph Hall
WHO: Texas veterans, including Congressman Ralph Hall
WHAT: Veterans Day celebration
WHEN: Wednesday November 11, 2009 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home, 1300 Seven Oaks Road, Bonham, TX 75418
WHY: Honoring Texas veterans

Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home commemorates Veterans Day

AUSTIN - On November 11, residents of the Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home in Bonham will be honored with a visit from Congressman Ralph Hall, who served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

"Congressman Hall served our country in a time of war, and now serves our great state in Washington," said Jerry Patterson, Commissioner of the Texas Veterans Land Board, which oversees the Texas State Veterans Home program. "He will be warmly welcomed by residents of the home who fought in World War II, Korea and Vietnam."

The Veterans Day event will go from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Residents will also participate in a pinning and flag retirement ceremony along with local Boy Scout Troop 911.

Bonham's Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home is one of seven statewide. Each home provides skilled long-term nursing care, comprehensive rehabilitation programs, special diets, recreational activities, social services, a library, and a certified, secured Alzheimer's unit with its own secured outdoor courtyard.

For additional information on Texas State Veterans Homes - Where Honor Lives - call 800-252-VETS (800-252-8387) or visit our Web site at www.texasveterans.com.

Choctaw Nation to host Veterans Day event

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma will honor its Choctaw veterans and those currently serving in the Armed Forces with a ceremony at 11 a.m. on November 11 at Tuskahoma. Guest speakers will include U.S. Congressman Dan Boren and Lt. Gen. Leroy Sisco.

The annual event is held in front of the war memorial on the Choctaw Nation’s Capitol grounds. Names of Choctaws who lost their lives serving our country in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Iraq are etched in the marble monuments. There is also a special monument paying tribute to the original Code Talkers of World War I.

Each veteran will receive a token of gratitude and a free meal will follow the ceremony.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Veterans Day Events

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will waive day-use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members and their families at Corps recreation areas on Veterans Day, November 11.

"We began this initiative in 2006 to support and honor the men and women who have served the nation and the armed forces," said Steve Stockton, director of Civil Works for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. "We encourage our veterans, active and reserve component personnel and their families to visit one of our many recreation areas and enjoy their favorite outdoor activities."

The day-use fee waiver requires only verbal confirmation of service. This waiver covers boat launch ramp and swim beach fees. The waiver does not apply to camping and camping-related services or fees for specialized facilities, such as picnic shelters. Other agencies that manage recreation areas on Corps lands are encouraged, but not required to offer the Veterans Day waiver of fees in the areas that they manage.

The Corps is the largest federal provider of outdoor and water-based recreation in the nation and hosts more than 350 million visits each year at its lakes, beaches and other areas. Corps lands and waters provide approximately 4,500 miles of trails, 3,400 boat launch ramps and 33 percent of all U.S. freshwater fishing. To discover the Corps recreation area near you, please visit this site. http://corpslakes.usace.army.mil/visitors/visitors.cfm

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