Events Veteran's Day

Palmetto: Veterans' parade, sponsored by the Council of Manatee County veterans, from 10 am Manatee County Fair in Palmetto and moved to Sutton and Lamb Park. The service is set to 11, with Brad Smith, who was a POW in Vietnam for seven years, as keynote speaker. Manatee Concert Band will play. Contact: Don Courtney: 941-745-9564.
Sarasota: Bishop Frank J. Dewane, Bishop of the Diocese of Venice, will celebrate the Mass of the annual Veterans Day at 2:45 pm in the Sarasota National Cemetery. Everyone is invited to attend. Military personnel are requested to wear their uniform for the occasion. Sarasota National Cemetery is about 5 miles east of Interstate 75 (exit 205) on State Road 72 (Clark Road).
Bradenton American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24, 2000, seventy-fifth St. W., Bradenton, is the Veterans Day service at 11 am Later, lunch, pulled pork, potato salad and beans are served. Brass music. Open to public: $ 5.
Bradenton Riverfront Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 105 fifteenth St. E., hosted a celebration of veterans for veterans and their families, and fourteen, at 11 am The event is a ceremony, lunch and entertainment. Veterans wishing to attend can RSVP by calling 941-747-8681, ext. 205.
Florida State Parks: Florida Department of Environmental Protection Florida Park Service offers free access for all day use state parks, in recognition of Veterans Day. All other user fees, such as accommodation, excursions and special events, would normally pay. Skyway Fishing Pier State Park is not included in this special offer.
Duet: Bunker Hill Vineyard and Winery, 8905 Bunker Hill Road, invites veterans to spend a day there today and Saturday. There will be a flag raising at 10:00 am each day with the pledge of allegiance followed by a short prayer. Everyone is invited to attend. Closing time: 6:00 info: 941-776-0418 . Bradenton: Congregation Ner Tamid will be a special Shabbat 7 pm at 4802 Veterans W. B 26th St, Bradenton. Retired Army Sgt. Lisa-Marie Thomas will speak on women in the military. Then there will be a presentation of the 39th Regimental Combat Team of World War II reenactors. Also pay tribute to the late Miriam Goolsby, founder of the Congregation Ner Tamid and a retired colonel of the Air Force. A dessert reception will conclude the evening. Information: 941-755-1231.
Parrish: Gardens Manufactured Home Park residents, the United States 11300301, Parrish, to dedicate the new Veterans Memorial Clubhouse at 10:45 , Bradenton Appliance and TV Rice, 6430 Fourteenth St. W., served hamburgers and hot dogs available in front of the store 11:30 to 2:00 in honor of Veterans Day. Portion of sales goes to the Veterans Day weekend, the wounded Warriors Project Fund.
Bradenton: Clear Sunset Car Wash, 6415 E State Road 64, to give free car washes veterans and current military service personnel rain or shine 8:00 to 6:00
Bradenton: Dedication of new park flagpole behind Manatee Memorial Veterans Hospital is set to 10 pm. Information: Don Courtney: 941-745-9564.
Lakewood Ranch Manatee Technical Institute for the law enforcement of the 'Academy held its third Veterans Day Challenge 5K and 1-mile walk. Registration is at 7 am, competition starts at 7:30 is running in honor of all veterans. The assets acquired will help send students to the state and national SkillsUSA competition. Buffet offered. The first 100 to register will receive race t-shirt. Pre-registration is $ 20, registration is $ 25 per race day. $ 5 discount applies to all veterans, military, police, firefighters and rescue personnel and students. Register online ($ 2.50 fee applies). Competition will be held MTI East Campus, 5540 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. Information: Pat Proudler, 941-751-8479, ext. 2015.
Bradenton: Children of Diane Olson and kindergarten classes of Mrs. Roberts in January at St. Stephens Episcopal School will travel to Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 5115 Cortez Road. They will pay tribute to veterans who will be enthusiastic with a version of "The Armed Forces Medley" followed by "God Bless America." The children will also play a color scheme of the bell of the hand "The Battle Hymn of the Republic "instead of the hymn choir worship.

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