Home of the Free: Wabash Valley Veterans Day Activities
Regardless of our politics or personal thoughts on how to express patriotism, Veterans Day encourages us to come together in celebration of the work and sacrifice of our veterans. Use this day to teach your children that Veterans Day isn’t just a day off of work and school–it’s a tribute to the men and women in our armed services!
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
2018 Veterans Day Activities
Operation Vanguard takes place from November 8-November 13. Operation Vanguard is a project to take members of our community who are dedicated to the plight of homelessness during National Homelessness Awareness Week and give them a taste of what it means to be without shelter and food. Immediately following the Veteran’s Day parade, we will begin 6 days of homelessness to raise funds to be used to serve Veterans in our community. It is also an event to raise awareness to the complexity and frequency of veteran homelessness in Vigo County as well as surrounding areas.
Tues Nov 6. 7:30 p.m. Rose Ensembles Patriotic Concert. They perform patriotic selections to honor those who have served and those who continue to serve our country in every capacity. Thank you for your service and dedication! This is a FREE event.
Saturday, November 10. 12:00 p.m. Brazil Says Thanks Festival 2018. A day of Food, Music and Comedy to honor our local veterans. Free and open to the public. Let’s show our veterans how Brazil says thanks!
November 10. Pancakes for Patriots. Join us the morning before Veterans Day for all you can eat IHOP Pancakes and coffee! For just $5 you can aid us in supporting homeless and at risk veterans right here in the Wabash Valley. Come dine with us under the big top at 1400 Hulman and lend your support to a great cause!
November 10. Veterans Appreciation Event at Cannonball Harley-Davidson.
November 11. Yoga to support local veterans. Common Grounds Yoga Studio will be hosting a relaxing VinYin yoga class led by Lindsey Skelton. There is no cost to participate in the class, we simply ask that you bring a donation for Reach Veterans Services in support of Operation Vanguard. We are accepting non-perishable food items, hygiene items, and monetary donations. All donations will be used to aid local homeless and at risk veterans.
November 11. The Terre Haute Veterans Day Parade will take place on Sunday, November 11. The Parade will begin at 10:00 am at the Vigo County Courthouse and will continue down Wabash Ave. to the Veterans of Foreign Wars office located at 1111 Veteran Square, Terre Haute, IN 47807. For more information about the Parade and Route please contact VFW at (812) 235-9720.
Veterans can receive free meals at various restaurants including The Greathouse of Pizza (in Casey, IL). Check out THIS LIST for more offers from national brands.