Okay Schools will honor veterans with their annual veterans breakfast and assembly Thursday. The breakfast will start at 9 a.m. The assembly will follow at 10 a.m. in the high school gym. Veterans are invited to attend.
Gore Public Schools would like to invite all local veterans and their family to celebrate Veterans Day with them at 10 a.m. Friday, in the new Event Center at 1200 N. Highway 10, in Gore next to Gore High School. Immediately following the ceremony, there will be a wreath presentation at their Veterans Memorial next to the Gore Senior Nutrition Center. Immediately following, all local veterans and their families are asked to attend a special luncheon in their honor at the High School Cafeteria. See Gore Schools’ website and Facebook page for information. Information: Mitzi Ridinger, at the lower elementary, (918) 489-5638; or Lucky McCrary, at the high school, (918) 489-5587, ext. 225.
A day of Remembering World War I will be held on Saturday by Muskogee Public Library to mark the end of The Great War.
Several displays will be available to view including “A Day in the Life,” World War I books, “What did it cost” game, the story of the poppy, and patriotic coloring sheets. Stars honoring all veterans will be posted throughout the library. Veterans can claim a star for themselves, or a family member can honor them. Staff members are also making poppies to present to veterans, and flag pins will also be available.
Knitting Workshops are scheduled at 10 a.m. and at 3:30 p.m. in recognition of the knitting effort that involved people of all ages during World War I. Ed Warren, one of Muskogee’s favorite musicians, will perform World War I music during the noon hour.
A Tasting of World War I foods will be held at 1 p.m. in the Grant Foreman Room. A recipe booklet of World War I recipes will be available. A program being held at 2 p.m. will focus on World War I.
Christmas cards to sign will be offered through Nov. 14 to be sent to troops. Over 100 cards have been signed with a goal of 300. Donations of cards are welcome.
• Veterans can get a free car wash from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, at Tidal Wave Car Wash on 11th Street, next to Buffalo Wild Wings.
• Fort Gibson National Cemetery will hold its annual Veterans Day Celebration at 11 a.m. Sunday, which is open to the public.
Keynote speaker will be Chaplain, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Willie F. Crow, U.S. Army Reserve. Other scheduled speakers include U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin, District 2; State Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, District 9; State Rep. Avery Frix, District 13; Jason McClellan, director, Muskogee VA Regional Office; Mark E. Morgan, director, Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System; Bill Rhoades, director, Fort Gibson/Fort Sill national cemeteries. Former State Rep. Jerry McPeak, District 13, will be the master of ceremonies.
Special music will be provided by the 395th Army Band Brass Quintet. Fort Gibson National Cemetery is located at 1423 Cemetery Road, Fort Gibson.
• The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center and Rev. John Robinson Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a ceremony to celebrate the restoration of the "Spirit of the American Doughboy” statue at 2 p.m. Sunday, in the hospital Chapel. The public is invited to attend.
The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center is located at 1011 Honor Heights Drive.
• Students of Sadler Arts Academy will honor military veterans with a Veterans Day Program at 2 p.m. Monday, inside the Sadler Arts Academy Auditorium.
The public is invited to the performances by students second through eighth grade. Sadler Arts Academy encourages service members to wear their uniforms as the student’s honor those that have served in the Armed Forces to provide our freedom.
• Warner Public School will be hosting a Veterans Day Recognition Assembly at 9:15 a.m. Monday, in the Warner Event Center. There will also be a breakfast for veterans and their significant others from 8-9 a.m. at Warner High School.
• The annual Veterans Day Program will be at 7 p.m. Monday, at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 300 W. Martin Luther King St.