66°F
Sponsored by

Honoring Veterans Today in the Ozarks

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A fallen Ozarks soldier will be remembered this Veterans Day. The ceremony is just one of many special events in the Ozarks today to honor veterans.
A fallen Ozarks soldier will be remembered this Veterans Day.
Sergeant Joseph Peters was killed in an improvised explosive attack in Afghanistan last month.
Ozarks Technical Community College, where Peters' father works, a scholarship fund will be announced in his honor.
And at Republic High School, where Peters attended, students will gather for a special assembly.  (see more below)


The remembrances are two of several events planned around the Ozarks to honor veterans today.
Others include:



DRURY UNIVERSITY, Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.- On Monday, Nov. 11, Drury University will honor veterans with a celebration on campus at 11 a.m. at the Armed Forces Plaza outside of the O'Reilly Family Event Center.  This event is free and open to the public.

The celebration is organized by the newly founded student organization, Drury Student Veterans of America (SVA).  Dr. Peter Browning, Dr. David Manuel, TSgt Brad Ray, and OSI Randy Snodgrass will speak at the event.  The ceremony will also include a flag presentation by the Ozark High School junior ROTC, and music by both the Drury Chamber Choir and the 135th Army Band.

Dr. Allin Sorenson, director of the Drury Chamber Choir, has been involved with the celebrationalmost every year that it has been observed at the university.  Sorenson said, "It reminds people of the importance of the day and how we feel about America.  It's usually a very moving event with several current military members and veterans present…It always makes me proud that, in some small way, we can honor who they are and what they stand for."


---------------------------------------------
OTC - Service to Honor Sgt. Joseph M. Peters

 SPRINGFIELD, MO. - Ozarks Technical Community College will mark Veterans Day with a special service at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, in the Jared Family Atrium at the OTC Springfield Campus.

The service will pay tribute to Special Agent Sgt. Joseph M. Peters and his family. Sgt. Peters, an OTC graduate, was killed Oct. 6 when his unit was attacked in Afghanistan. The family will be in attendance Monday, including Sgt. Peters' father, Dennis, who is OTC's Veterans Student Services representative. There will be a moment of silence for the fallen soldier.

The OTC Board of Trustees recently recognized Sgt. Peters' service and sacrifice with a resolution. He was posthumously awarded the Combat Action Badge, Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart.

A scholarship has been established with the OTC Foundation in Sgt. Peters' name. To contribute to the scholarship, call the OTC Foundation at 417-447-2651.

-------------------------------
REPUBLIC PUBLIC SCHOOLS - Honoring Sgt. Joseph M. Peters

Republic, Missouri- Various events will be taking place across the Republic School District in honor of Veteran's Day. Many of these events will be in tribute to fallen soldier and Republic graduate, Sgt. Joe Peters.
 
Republic High School: On November 11 at 12:45 p.m. an assembly will take place to honor veterans in our community. The event will open with a ceremony in tribute to Sgt. Joe Peters, a Republic graduate who was killed in action in October. Sgt. Peters had stayed in contact with several of his former teachers and often sent items from his service travels to our JROTC instructors for use in their classrooms. In addition, Sgt. Peters sent flags to many of our teachers as well. After this tribute guest speakers will present to the RHS student body about their personal experience as service members. A cake and punch reception will be held prior to the assembly at 12:15 p.m.
 
Republic Middle School: Social studies classes will be creating a memory wall in remembrance of family members who have served or are currently serving.
 
Lyon Elementary: At 2:30 p.m. on November 11 the school will host an assembly where family members of students and staff will be honored for their service. Local cub scouts will be presenting the colors and fifth grade students will be doing presentations on each branch of the military.
 
McCulloch Elementary: This building will also host an assembly at 2:30 p.m. where fifth grade students will be presenting for the brave men and women who have served our country.
 
Price Elementary: Grade level classroom activities will take place throughout the day. For example, some students will be writing letters to service members, others will host guest speakers in their classrooms, etc.
 
Schofield Elementary: Students will participate in individual classroom activities to say "thanks" for the things they love to do because of our veterans. A music program on November 19 will also honor veterans.
 
Sweeny Elementary: Classroom activities will be incorporated throughout the day on November 11 to celebrate Veteran's Day. In addition, there will be a school music program on the evening of November 19 that will be hosted in memory of Sgt. Joe Peters.


--------------------------------


Fair Grove High School is also celebrating Veterans Day with an assembly this morning.
Community members are invited to attend.
Jeremiah Hicks, an Army serviceman and 2009 graduate will speak.
That event starts at 10:00. 


--------------------------------

Veterans Day Parade & Events In Branson Missouri

Morning Flag Raising/Wreath Laying Ceremony,
7 a.m.  at Main Flag Pole, Chapel Lawn.
80th Annual Veteran's Day Parade at 11 a.m. to be held in historic downtown Branson. 
ony Orlando's Final 'Yellow Ribbon' Veterans Day show - free for all veterans.  2:00 pm Monday, Nov. 11 at Welk Resort Theatre.
Patriotic Convocation, 7 p.m.  Dale Roever, a Vietnam Veteran who will share his inspirational story of survival and recovery. Location: Jones Auditorium in the Nettie Marie Jones Learning Center.

--------------------------

West Plains Veterans Day Celebration - Monday, Nov. 11   1pm


The West Plains High School Zizzer Pride Band, under the direction of Rocky Long, and U.S. Army veteran and current Missouri State University student Anyta Cavitt, West Plains, will lead the annual "A Musical Salute to Veterans" program at 1 p.m. Monday at the West Plains Civic Center theater.

The free event is sponsored by the community programs department at Missouri State University-West Plains.


FREE ADMISSION TO NATIONAL PARKS

November 9 - 11: Everybody can enjoy free entrance to National Parks on Veterans Day weekend!


MARK TWAIN NATIONAL FOREST WAIVES RECREATION FEES FOR VETERANS DAY
ROLLA, Missouri - Mark Twain National Forest is waiving fees at most of its recreation sites over the Veterans Day holiday weekend, Nov. 9-11, 2013.
The fee waivers are offered in cooperation with other federal agencies under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. Day-use fees will be waived at all standard amenity fee sites operated by US Department of Agriculture Forest Service.
In addition to waiving day use fees, Mark Twain National Forest is also waiving camping site fees November 9 and 10, 2013. Though most of the fee campgrounds are currently closed for the season, camping fees will be waived for the following non-reserved sites:
       Cobb Ridge Campground in Chadwick ATV and Motorcycle Area in Christian County;
       North Fork Campground on North Fork of the White River, Ozark County; and
       Greer Crossing Campground on Eleven Point National Scenic River, Oregon County.
Free day use will also be offered at:
       Deer Leap boat launch on the Current River outside of Doniphan, Ripley County, operated by KC on the Current, LLC operated by Stan Schultz and Rodney Moore.
       North Fork Recreation Area, long the North Fork of the White River, Ozark County;
       Markham Springs Recreation Area, along the Black River in Wayne County.
Annual or day use permits will still be required for use of the ATV and motorcycle trails at Chadwick Motorcycle and ATV Area in Christian County and at Sutton Bluff Motorcycle and ATV Area in Reynolds County. (more)


Army Corps Waives Day Use Fees Nov. 11 for Veterans

To commemorate Veterans Day the Little Rock District of the Army Corps of Engineers will join Corps districts nationwide and waive day use fees at its recreation areas Nov. 11 for veterans, active, reserve and guard service members and their families.

Little Rock District lakes in Arkansas and Missouri include Beaver, Table Rock, Bull Shoals, Norfork, Clearwater, Greers Ferry, Nimrod, Blue Mountain, Millwood, Dierks, DeQueen and Gillham, as well as the Arkansas River in Arkansas.  This waiver includes boat launch ramp and swim beach fees.  However, camping fees and reservation fees for special facilities, such as group picnic shelters, will not be waived.



--------------------------------------------
Restaurants with Veterans Day Free Meals   Read more: http://militarybenefits.info/veterans-day-discounts-sales-deals-free-meals/#ixzz2jgIJWk3L

Springfield's Texas Roadhouse invite veterans and active members of U.S. military to enjoy FREE lunch on Monday, November 11, from 11:00 am- 2:00 pm.   Every Texas Roadhouse location across the country will participate in the free lunch event to honor the men and women of our armed forces.
Also, in celebration of Veterans Day, the public is invited to enjoy a free download of the song "Pride of America" by Nashville recording artist, Ayla Brown. On Monday, November, 11, the song will be available for download at www.texasroadhouse.com.
All veterans - including all active, retired or former U.S. military -  can choose one of 10 entrees, including a 6-ounce sirloin and two made-from-scratch sides plus a choice of any Coca-Cola product, sweet tea/ice tea or coffee during lunch. Please bring proof of service includes military or VA card, or discharge papers.


Applebees Free Meal
On Monday, November 11th, veterans and active duty military can choose from a free signature Thank You Meal menu that includes some of Applebee's favorite items, including a 7 oz. House Sirloin, Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger, Three-Cheese Chicken & Sundried Tomato Penne, Fiesta Lime Chicken, Double Crunch Shrimp, Chicken Tenders Platter or Oriental Chicken Salad. Must present valid Veteran's form of identification or be in uniform.

Golden Corral Free Meal
Monday November 11th from 4 PM to 9 PM get a free Veterans Day buffet and beverage to any veteran who has served in the United States military or is a current active duty service member. All Golden Corral locations will be participating. No identification is required to get your free Veterans day meal.

Olive Garden Free Meal
All veterans and military active duty will receive a free meal from a special menu on Veterans Day. Also, all November current military service members and their families get 10% off in honor of Military Appreciation Month.

Red Robin Free Burger and Fries
All Veterans and Active Duty Military get a free Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries on Monday, Nov. 11.

Shoney's Offers Free All-American Burger
Shoney's says 'Thank You' to America's heroes by offering Shoney's All-American Burger to All Veterans and Active Duty Military Members on Monday, November 11th.

Sizzler Free Lunch
Active duty and retired members of the military get a free lunch on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, 2013 until 4 p.m. Guests with proof of military service will select a six-ounce six-ounce Tri Tip Steak, single Malibu Chicken or a half dozen Fried Shrimp entrée with a choice of side dish. Note this offer does not include veterans.

TGI Fridays Free Lunch
Veterans and active duty military service members are invited have lunch on T.G.I Friday's this Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.





-----------------
OTHER OFFERS

Shears Salute - Thank a veteran with a free haircut
On Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, customers who come in for a haircut at any U.S. Great Clips salon will receive a free haircut card to give to an active/inactive/retired military member of any branch, including the National Guard. Military members can also come in on Veterans Day for a free haircut or to pick up a free haircut card to use, with proof of service, any day before Dec. 31, 2013.
How It Works:
    Customers come into any U.S. Great Clips salon on Nov. 11 and, with the purchase of a service, receive a free haircut card to give to a veteran.
    Limit one card per customer.
    The free haircut cards are redeemable by veterans at any U.S. Great Clips from Nov. 11-Dec. 31, 2013 with proof of service. The promotion applies to veterans only.
    Veterans who visit Great Clips in the U.S. on Nov. 11 receive either a free haircut that day or a free haircut card to redeem by Dec. 31. After Nov. 11, veterans must have a free haircut card to get the free haircut.

Page: [[$index + 1]]
comments powered by Disqus