Veterans Day Ceremony
11:30 a.m. Nov. 11
Central Library Auditorium, 801 W. Irving Blvd.
The Irving Veterans Memorial Park Committee will host a Veterans Day program with music, moments of reflection by military personnel and remarks by city officials. Following, attendees will convene at Veterans Memorial Park, 644 Rock Island Road, to affix a wreath to the Wall of Commemoration.
Unite for Troops Veterans Day Celebration
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 8
Porter’s Army and Navy, 600 E. Irving Blvd.
Enjoy music, food, games, crafts, a reptile exhibit and a petting zoo at the Unite for Troops Veterans Day Celebration. Event highlights are as follows:
- Noon – Children’s Patriotic, Military Costume Contest
- 1 p.m. – Salute to Our Veterans Ceremony
- 3 p.m. – Joshua Experience Orchestra
Donations for care packages to be shipped overseas will be accepted at this event (new items, original packaging). See wish list below. Call (972) 579-1155 for more information.
- Black beanie caps
- Cold medicine
- Disposable razors
- Ear plugs
- Eye drops
- Flavored bottled-water packets
- Lip balm
- New children’s books
- Non-breakable holiday ornaments
- Playing cards
- Snacks (e.g., beef jerky, granola bars)
- Socks, T-shirts
- Towels, washcloths
- Travel pillows
This event is sponsored by the City of Irving Parks and Recreation Department. For more details, visit unitefortroops.com.