Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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2012 Veterans Day events

Events

TODAY

Veterans Day downtown tribute: A celebration is from 10 a.m. to noon at Joe Chilura Courthouse Square at the corner of Madison, Kennedy, Pierce and Morgan roads. Refreshments will be served.

SATURDAY

Observance in Plant City: Hopewell Funeral Home sponsors the Veterans Day Observance program at 10 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park at Courier Field. Students will deliver "What Veterans Day Means To Me" speeches. For information, call Margie Willis at (813) 737-3128 or Marsha Passmore at (813) 245-2244.

Sun City Center ceremony: A ceremony sponsored by the combined Military Veterans Organizations of Sun City Center begins at 10 a.m. at Community Hall, 1910 S Pebble Beach Blvd. Admission is free. Dr. Nicholas J. Steneck, assistant professor of history and chairman of the Department of History and Political Science at Florida Southern College, will speak. The Trinity Singers will present a musical prelude and the East Bay High School Junior ROTC Color Guard will post the colors. Coffee and cookies will be provided. For more information, call (813) 634-7777.

Ruskin parade: A Veterans Day Parade sponsored by the Ruskin VFW begins at 11 a.m. at 5120 U.S. 301. Food and music will follow. Visit vfwpost6287.com.

'Memphis Belle' Bomber Tour: See a national touring flying tribute to the crews of bombers and fighter aircraft including the World War II Vintage Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, the Memphis Belle, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Tampa Executive Airport, 6582 Eureka Springs Road. Ground tours 2:30 p.m. to sunset. Hourly flights from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations required for flights. Tours free; $450 flight. Call (918) 340-0243.

Cruise to honor Veterans: The American Victory commemorates Veterans Day with a World War II history cruise including big band music, beer, wine and World War II re-enactors. Cost is $110 for adults and $50 for children ages 4-12. The fun kicks off at 10 a.m. at the American Victory, 705 Channelside Drive. Call (813) 228-8766.

The Tampa Bay Veterans Day Parade: The parade goes from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Hanley Road between Barry Road and Paula Drive. Visit veteransparade.net.

Celebration in Polk: Fantasy of Flight, 1400 Broadway Blvd. SE in Polk City, will have five veterans of World War II and Vietnam share their personal stories. Six military aircraft that flew in those conflicts also will be featured. Go to fantasyofflight.com.

Patriotic tribute: The Sun 'n Fun facility at Lakeland Linder Airport, 4175 Medulla Road, offers a patriotic tribute at 6:30 p.m. featuring the Imperial Symphony Orchestra. The event features the pops concert, military recognition, aircraft fly-bys and outdoor dining. Tickets range from $15-$20. Go to sun-n-fun.org.

SUNDAY

Memorial Park Tribute: Veterans Memorial Park presents its 48th annual Veterans Day Tribute at 11 a.m. at the park, 4602 N U.S. 301. The keynote speaker is Col. Scott DeThomas of the U.S. Air Force. For more information, call (813) 744-5502.

Temple Terrace celebration: The city's Veterans Day celebration takes place during the Temple Terrace Community Arts Festival at 1 p.m. at Riverhills Park. Council member Mary Jane Neale will be guest speaker. The King High Naval Junior ROTC will present the colors, and vocalist Cheri Tysver will sing. For information, call (813) 506-6600.

MONDAY

Haley salutes veterans: James A. Haley Veterans Hospital will hold a Veterans Day Parade at 10 a.m. in front of the Fisher House. The event will include an antique car show in Diamond Lot, and a cookout will follow.

Serenity Meadows tribute: Honor fallen veterans at 8:30 a.m. at Serenity Meadows Memorial Park, 6919 Providence Road in Riverview. There will be music, a flag ceremony and guest speakers. For more information, call (813) 677-9494.

Veterans Day at Novemberfest: Celebrate Veterans Day during a special noon ceremony at Nativity Catholic Church, 705 E Brandon Blvd. A NovemberQue Cook-off benefiting the Special Operations Warrior Foundation will follow. For more information, call (813) 681-4608.

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