Veterans Day celebrated with events all weekend in central and southside Virginia

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The Red Cross offers an opportunity to show thanks for service members with a donation of hospital kits, a package of items that make a hospital stay bearable.

The Red Cross offers an opportunity to show thanks for service members with a donation of hospital kits, a package of items that make a hospital stay bearable.(PHOTO: Courtesy MGN.)

(WFXR) – Veterans Day weekend reminds us all to appreciate the men and women who protect and serve our country in the past and those who continue to do so in the present. The residents of Southwest Virginia have arranged numerous events from Friday, Nov. 8 through Monday, Nov. 11 to celebrate the bravery and strength of veterans.  

ROANOKE:

  • Mary Baldwin University Fifth Annual Veterans Day Celebration on Friday, Nov. 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Veterans Day Parade at American Legion Post 3 on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Military Appreciation Day at the Virginia Museum of Transportation on Saturday, Nov. 9 from noon to 4 p.m.

One week from today! Join us as we celebrate those men and women who have served and currently serve our country! #vmt #service #thankyou #veteransday2019

Posted by Virginia Museum of Transportation on Saturday, November 2, 2019
  • Veteran’s Celebration and Open House at The Harmony Collection at Roanoke on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 1-4 p.m.

This is going to be an special event with a performance by The Virginia Gentleman Barbour Shop Quartet and The Boy…

Posted by The Harmony Collection at Roanoke – Independent Living on Monday, October 14, 2019
  • Pancake breakfast at Southview United Methodist Church on Sunday, Nov. 10 from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Join us this Sunday for our Veteran's Day Pancake Breakfast! It starts at 9:30 am and will be done in time for our 11:00 am service where we will continue honoring our veterans. We hope to see you there!

Posted by Southview United Methodist Church on Thursday, November 7, 2019

LYNCHBURG:

BLACKSBURG:

  • Corps of Cadets Echo Company vigil at the Pylons from midnight to 11:59 p.m.
  • Remembrance ceremony featuring Del. Nick Rush at 10:30 a.m. and the placement of the memorial wreath at 11 a.m. at the War Memorial Chapel
  • Corps of Cadets formal retreat ceremony on the Upper Quad at 4:45 p.m.

DANVILLE:

  • Veterans Day Breakfast at the Thunder Road Harley-Davidson on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9-11 a.m.
  • Free admission for veterans to the American Armoured Foundation’s Tank and Ordinance War Memorial Museum on Monday Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

VINTON:

BEDFORD COUNTY:

CAMPBELL COUNTY:

  • “The Life of a Soldier” exhibit honoring veterans at the Staunton River Memorial Library on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 1-3 p.m.

Join us this Saturday! Browse the Veterans Exhibit at the Altavista branch on Saturday, Nov. 9, 1 – 3 p.m. You’ll see…

Posted by Campbell County Public Library, Virginia on Tuesday, November 5, 2019

FRANKLIN COUNTY:

  • “Profiles of Honor” scanning program for WWI and WWII veterans at the Franklin County Public Library on Thursday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Attention friends of the Franklin County Public Library In just TWO DAYS, we will be bringing the Profiles of Honor…

Posted by Virginia WWI 100th and WWII 75th Anniversary Commission on Wednesday, November 6, 2019

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