Hon­or­ing our vet­er­ans

Cer­e­monies, con­certs and meal deals on tap this week­end

Chattanooga Times Free Press - ChattanoogaNow - - OUT & ABOUT - BY SU­SAN PIERCE STAFF WRITER

Vet­er­ans Day is Satur­day, Nov. 11, the day set aside to honor all who have served in the mil­i­tary.

As is tra­di­tion, a Vet­er­ans Day cer­e­mony will be held at the Chat­tanooga Na­tional Ceme­tery on Satur­day at 11 a.m. The ceme­tery is lo­cated at 1200 Bai­ley Ave

Through­out this week­end, even into Mon­day, a va­ri­ety of con­certs, com­pli­men­tary din­ners, dis­counted meals and other ges­tures of ap­pre­ci­a­tion are be­ing of­fered to those who have worn a uni­form. Here’s an over­view of what’s hap­pen­ing around town.


› Nov. 10: Ridgedale Bap­tist Church, 1831 Hickory Val­ley Road, 6 p.m ., free for vet­er­ans ,$8 all oth­ers, color guard pro­vided by Hix­son High School Ju­nior ROTC, speaker is Col. Tom McCon­nell, West Point grad­u­ate and di­rec­tor of Hamil­ton County Schools’ ROTC pro­gram. For tick­ets: 423-499-0994.

› Nov. 11: Hee Haw Salute to Vet­er­ans, Al­ham­bra Shrine au­di­to­rium, 1000 Al­ham­bra Drive, 5:30 p.m., $15, vet­er­ans eat free, din­ner fol­lowed by pa­tri­otic show pre­sented by Al­ham­bra Shriners Ladies Help­ing Hands. 423-875-9736.


› Nov. 11: Amer­i­can Fam­ily Care lo­ca­tions at 3520 Cum­mings High­way, 1521 Gun­bar­rel Road, 9058 Old Lee High­way and 170 Mouse Creek Road in Cleve­land, Tenn., free flu shots to vet­er­ans with valid ID dur­ing reg­u­lar clinic hours. Vet­er­ans. should con­tact their near­est AFC clinic be­fore leav­ing home to make sure it is par­tic­i­pat­ing.


› Nov. 11: Point Park, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., en­trance fee waived; ranger-guided tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. 423-752-7521.

› Nov. 11: Mu­seum Cen­ter at Five Points, 200 E. In­man St., Cleve­land, Tenn., vet­er­ans and their fam­i­lies re­ceive free ad­mis­sion to ex­hibits. MU­SIC

› Nov. 9: Chat­tanooga School for the Arts and Sciences, 865 East Third St., 7 p. m., free, Jeri­cho Brass Band part­ners with CSAS band for con­cert of pa­tri­otic mu­sic.

› Nov. 11: Me­mo­rial Au­di­to­rium, 399 McCal­lie Ave., 7: 30 p. m., free and open to the pub­lic. Chatt anooga Sym­phony

an­them, “Chat­tanooga Choo- Choo,” an Armed Forces salute to all mil­i­tary branches, “Bat­tle Hymn of the Repub­lic” and “Taps.” The Lee Singers of Lee Uni­ver­sity will join the CSO to per­form “Amer­ica the Beau­ti­ful.”


› Nov. 10: Fire­birds, 2107 Gun­bar­rel Road, dine with a veteran or ac­tive-duty ser­vice mem­ber and their lunch or din­ner is free. Free en­tree must be equal to or less than the pur­chased en­tree. Reser­va­tions: 423-308-1090.

› Nov. 11: Krys­tal restau­rants, 6- 11 a. m., free sausage bis­cuit to any per­son who presents a mil­i­tary ID (in­clud­ing those in uni­form) while sup­plies last, no other pur­chase nec­es­sary. Of­fer may not be com­bined with other coupons or dis­counts.

› Nov. 11: O’Charley’s restau­rants, all vet­er­ans and ac­tive- duty per­son­nel re­ceive a free “$9.99er” en­tree.

› Nov. 13: Golden Cor­ral restau­rants’ Mil­i­tary Ap­pre­ci­a­tion Night, 5-9 p.m., free meal for vet­er­ans and ac­tive-duty mil­i­tary. Call your lo­cal Golden Cor­ral be­fore leav­ing home to make sure it is par­tic­i­pat­ing and whether a form of iden­ti­fi­ca­tion is re­quired. Dine-in only.


› Nov. 11: Meigs County His­tor­i­cal Mu­seum, 200 Smith Ave., De­catur, Tenn., noon-2 p.m., free re­cep­tion hon­or­ing all vet­er­ans with spe­cial dis­plays. 423-3344424.

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