MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

November 9, 2012

Veterans activities abound this weekend


— Two Braggs Veterans Memorial Highway signs are to be dedicated at a Veterans Day ceremony Monday.

The ceremony will be 11 a.m. Monday at Braggs Veterans Park.

Garrison will be keynote speaker at the ceremony. It also will include a reading of Ronald Reagan’s 1985 Veterans Day proclamation. Korean War veterans Ken Hayes and Kelly Rolland will participate.

Three plaques for the highway signs, the Veteran Park, flag poles and 20 veterans memorial bricks also will be dedicated.

The highway signs were erected one mile north and one mile south of the Braggs city limits and donated by the estate of David Isbell and his family. Volume VIII of the Braggs History Book also will be available.

Other veterans activities

WHAT: Muskogee Veterans Parade

WHEN: Pre-ceremony, 10 a.m. today outside Arrowhead Mall armed forces recruiters offices. Parade begins at 11 a.m. today.

WHERE: From Fourth and Denison Streets to Second Street, south to Broadway, west to Sixth Street, north to Denison.

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WHAT: Green Country Blue Star Mothers Chili Lunch.

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. today.

WHERE: Martin Luther King Center, 627 N. Third St.

COST: $5. Veterans eat for free.

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WHAT: 3rd annual free Veterans Banquet.

WHEN: 5 p.m. today.

WHERE: Armed Forces Reserve Center, 6800 S. Cherokee St.

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WHAT: Fort Gibson National Cemetery Veterans Day Service.

WHEN: 2 p.m. Sunday.

WHERE: Fort Gibson National Cemetery.

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WHAT: Warner Public Schools Veterans Day Program.

WHEN: 9:30 a.m. Monday.

WHERE: Warner Event Center.