Thursday, November 9, 2023 - Recognizing the service and sacrifice of those who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces is a meaningful way for communities to come together and express appreciation.
Communities big and small within Sequoyah County are excited to display their pride for veterans this Friday and Saturday, November 10, and 11 with ceremonies, assemblies, concerts, and more.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10:
Gore Public School invites all veterans to attend the school's 26th Annual Veterans Day Celebration. The program takes place at the Event Center located at 1200 North Highway 10 and begins at 10 a.m. Veterans are asked to arrive at least 20 minutes early to fill out information cards so they can be recognized. Following the program, veterans and a guest can enjoy a free lunch at the high school cafeteria.
Liberty Public School- North of Roland has planned a special Veterans Day assembly at 9 a.m. The assembly will be held in the gymnasium.
Marble City Public School invites parents and veterans to attend a ceremony in honor of Veterans Day. The ceremony is set to take place at the school’s cafeteria at 11 a.m. Following the ceremony, veterans and their spouses will be treated to a free Thanksgiving dinner. The dinner will also be available to parents and other guests for $5.
Muldrow Public Schools is hosting a Veterans Day Celebration Parade at 1:30 p.m. The parade route starts at the Muldrow Fire Department, passes by Muldrow Elementary School, and proceeds west on Shawntel Smith Blvd. towards Muldrow Middle School before ending at Muldrow High School. All veterans are welcome to be a part of this celebration and join in on the caravan. The parade lineup will be on SE 1st Street by the Muldrow Fire Station starting 1:15 p.m. The community is invited to show appreciation for our veterans by waving as they pass by on the parade route.
Roland Public School will be hosting a concert to honor and pay tribute to all veterans. The event takes place at the Ranger Dome starting at 10 a.m. Veterans are invited to attend lunch at the Middle School cafeteria following the concert.
Vian Public Schools will host a breakfast and assembly for veterans. A free breakfast will be served for veterans in the high school library at 8:30 a.m. followed by an assembly at 9:30 a.m. in the cafeteria.
The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association (OSSAA) will be offering free admission for all veterans and a guest to the first round of the Oklahoma high school football playoffs this year. Simply show your military ID card or driver's license that shows your military status at the gate on Friday, and you and a guest will be admitted free of charge.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11:
On Saturday, November 11 the City of Sallisaw will host their annual Veterans Day Ceremony. The event begins at 11 a.m. and will be held at the Sequoyah County Fairgrounds.
These events not only provide an opportunity for the community to express gratitude but they also create a sense of unity and support for those who have sacrificed for their country.
If you see a veteran out in the community, remember that a simple “Thank you for your service" can go a long way.
Lindsie Dyer, KXMX Staff Writer
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