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Events to Salute Veterans and Troops in Irving

BY IRVING WEEKLY STAFF

Irving, Texas. November 3, 2017

The City of Irving joins forces with various community organizations to pay tribute and appreciation to the men and women of the armed forces. 

Veteran’s Day Lunch

The Senter Park Recreation Center at 901 Senter Road is hosting a lunch on Nov. 8 to say “thank you” to veterans at this month’s senior lunch. Lunch is for ages 55 and older and the cost is $4. All veterans who attend will eat for free. Seating begins at 10:30 a.m.; lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call (972) 721-2641.

Veteran’s Day Recognition of Soldiers

The Heritage Senior Center is hosting an exhibit to honor America’s veterans by visiting the exhibit of military memorabilia and photos at 10 to 11:15 a.m. Nov. 9  at 200 S. Jefferson St. Admission is free. Local veterans will be on-site to display their items and share personal stories of their service in the Armed Forces. Open to the public. For more information, call (972) 721-2469.

Veterans Day Ceremony

The Irving Veterans Memorial Park Committee will host a Veterans Day program at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 10 in the former Central Library auditorium, 801 W. Irving Blvd., with music, moments of reflection by military personnel and remarks by city officials. Afterward, attendees will move to the nearby Veterans Memorial Park, 644 Rock Island Road, where a wreath will be placed on the Wall of Commemoration.

The United States Marine Corp’s birthday is celebrated every year on Nov. 10. On that day in 1775, the Continental Marines were established. This year marks the 242nd birthday, a day of pride and respect, and its celebration is one of the most revered traditions in the Corps. For more information, call Irving Parks and Recreation at (972) 721-2501.

Unite for Troops Veterans Day Celebration

Enjoy music, food, games, community booths, military vehicles, crafts and more at the Unite
for Troops Veterans Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 11 at Porter’s Army and Navy, 600 E. Irving Blvd. In addition, the American Red Cross will be on-site to receive blood donations. Parking is limited, a shuttle service from Heritage Senior Center, 200 S. Jefferson St. will be available.

Care package donations of new items in original packaging will be accepted at the event. This year’s wish list includes: new children’s books (books are recorded on DVD by troops overseas then sent to their families), micro USB cords, nonbreakable Christmas ornaments, toiletries, batteries, beef jerky, candy (no chocolate), coffee/filters, ear plugs, eye drops, power bars, handwritten thank-you letters, mixed nuts and playing cards. For more information, visit UniteForTroops.com or call (972) 579-1155


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