Veterans Day happenings in the Triad

Veterans Day Parades
Today: Lexington...4pm starts at Lexington Sr High School
Saturday morning: Winston-Salem...10am along 4th street

Other Veterans Day Events
(Thursday, Nov 11)
-There will be a Veterans Day color guard presentation by the United States War Veterans/North Carolina Honor Guard at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at fountain plaza in front of the dining hall at UNCG. The program also will include a rifle and bugle presentation.

-Caldwell Academy in Greensboro will honor veterans and the spouses of veterans with its annual celebration on Thursday. The Veterans Day event begins at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast in Caldwell's cafeteria. Special presentations by Caldwell students and guest speakers begin at 9:45 a.m. in the school gymnasium. Reservations: Call 235-4619.

(Saturday, Nov 13) The Greensboro Historical Museum will honor local veterans and dedicate the new Service and Sacrifice Gallery from 10:30 a.m. until noon Saturday, Nov. 13. Speakers will share their personal experiences in conflicts from World War II to the Gulf War. Speakers: U.S. Rep. Howard Coble, Maj. Gen. Lloyd Wilkerson, Dr. Helen Stinson, Lt. Col. Thurmon Deloney, and Jack McGinn, Jr.

(Sunday, Nov 14) The Steve Millikin Black Caps veterans group will hold a Veterans Day memorial service at 2 p.m. Sunday at Greensboro Country Park. The program will be at the veterans memorial and the public is invited. The speaker will be Col. William Harley Ford Jr. from the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg. The Army color guard at Fort Bragg will also attend the service

US Flag 'retirement' ceremony (Friday evening in Kernersville)
BSA Troop 940 in Kernersville is hosting a 'US Flag retirement ceremony' this Friday evening at 7pm in front of the Kernersville Town Hall. The public is invited to participate (FYI: You might want to bring an athletic chair). If you have a US Flag that needs to be 'retired' please bring it by 6:30pm. For more information: Chris Wittmann at 671-9289.

Restaurant deals honoring U.S. Veterans and active military personnel: - Participating Applebee's locations are offering a free entree of choice from their "Vets Day Menu" to all veterans and active-duty military personnel from 11 a.m. to midnight on Thursday, November 11. Applebee's requests (nicely) for some form of military ID.

- The Outback Steakhouse restaurant chain are offering free Bloomin' Onion appetizers and beverages to veterans and active duty military at all of their U.S. locations on November 11.

- At O' Charley's, veterans can download a 20% off coupon. Only active and retired military are eligible for the 20% off discount.

- At participating SUBWAY restaurants: Complimentary 6-inch sub all day on Veterans Day (veterans and active military personnel / military I.D. card or proof of service)

-(Monday, Nov 15, 2010) Military Appreciation Monday at Golden Corral restaurants. Free buffet meals, including beverage and dessert, to veterans and current military on Monday, November 15, from 5 to 9 p.m. No military ID is required for Golden Corral's tenth annual .