Veterans Day Events Across Texoma

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

Durant Veterans Day Parade
The Veteran's Day Parade will start at 9:30 am. Immediately following the Parade a ceremony will be held on the Courthouse lawn to honor all Veterans. Brown's Funeral Service will host a luncheon for all Veterans and their families following the ceremony. Branding Iron Steakhouse will provide free meals to Veteran;s and active military from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm tomorrow.

Sherman Veterans Day Parade
Fri, Nov 11 at 10am
Begins at Mulberry and Travis
Continues through downtown to Fairview Park
11am - Veterans Day Observance at Fairview Park

Duty, Honor, Country - Veterans Ceremony at the Ardmore Veterans Center
10:30 a.m.
Senator Simpson will speak, Ardmore band will play, Veterans will be recognized.

Free Legal Advice Clinic
The Carter County Bar Association will hold a free legal advice clinic for area military service members and veterans on Nov. 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The clinic will take place at the Santa Fe Depot, 251 East Main, Ardmore, Oklahoma.

Attendees must show military identification to qualify for services.
Volunteer attorneys will be on site providing legal advice on issues including family law, wills and probate, veterans' benefits, consumer issues, landlord/tenant law, tax issues, bankruptcy and foreclosure. Service members and veterans who need further legal representation may be referred to an attorney volunteer who will take on the case at no cost.

Veterans Day honored at Bonham's Texas State Veterans Home
Community-wide service to honor two Fannin County soldiers killed in combat
1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11
Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home
1300 Seven Oaks Road, Bonham

AUSTIN - The Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home will host a community-wide Veterans Day Ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 honoring two Fannin County soldiers who have lost their lives in Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Army Staff Sgt. Michael Shank, 31, was assigned to the 230th Military Police Company, 95th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade. Shank, a Bonham resident, was killed Nov. 28, 2006 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations in Logar, Afghanistan.

Army Sgt. 1st Class Miguel A. Wilson, 36, was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment. Wilson, also a Bonham resident, was killed Nov. 21, 2008 when he drowned attempting to rescue another solider while their unit was conducting a dismounted reconnaissance mission in Abu Sayf, Iraq.

Family members left behind by Shank and Wilson will be in attendance. Jimmie Cosper, sister-in-law to home namesake Clyde W. Cosper, will present the widows and mothers of the two fallen soldiers with flags.

The Veterans Day Ceremony is open to the community and all are invited to spend some time with the heroes this day honors.

Free Meal for Vets at Applebee's
Applebee's(R) to Serve More Than One Million Thank You Meals to Veterans and Active Duty Military This Veterans Day Hundreds of Thousands of People Have Joined the Thank You Movement at

Veterans Invited for Free Veteran’s Day Lunch
Texas-size Thank You For Service to our Nation

Friday, November 11, 2011
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Texas Roadhouse, 2773 US Hwy 75 North, Sherman, TX

Sherman’s Texas Roadhouse invites veterans from across the area to enjoy FREE lunch on Veteran’s Day, Friday, November 11. Every Texas Roadhouse location across the country will participate in the free lunch event to honor the men and women of our armed forces.

All veterans - including all active, retired or former U.S. military - can choose one of 10 entrees, including a 6-ounce sirloin and two made-from-scratch sides plus a choice of any Coca-Cola product, sweet tea/ice tea or coffee during lunch. Proof of service includes military or VA card, or discharge papers.

Texas Roadhouse appreciates the men and women of our armed forces. This is our way of honoring them for their service to our country.

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