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Veterans Day programs and special discounts in southwest Virginia

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VIRGINIA TECH CORP OF CADETS REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY

Virginia Tech War Memorial Chapel, 10:30 a.m. The Highty-Tighty Brass Ensemble will perform. There will also be a memorial wreath laying.


UNTOLD STORY OF D-DAY'S BLACK HEROES BOOK PRESENTATION

Book presentation - the Untold Story of D-Day's Black Heroes at the Harrison Museum, 6:15 p.m.


NATIONAL D-DAY MEMORIAL - BEDFORD

The National D-Day Memorial will host a special ceremony, "Honoring our Veterans", on Wednesday, November 11 at 11 a.m.

The ceremony includes music by Bedford Elementary School students, guest speakers including award winning author Alex Kershaw and World War II veteran Roger Neighborgall, a presentation of historic flags by regional JROTC groups (to include five area high schools), a Bronze Star presentation, and recognition of all veterans.

Keynote speaker will be Roger Neighborgall, a veteran of the 5th Ranger Battalion during WWII. Click here for more information. 


LYNCHBURG MUSEUM FIRST FRIDAY: MILITARY ARTIFACTS FROM LOCAL VETERANS

In honor of Veterans Day on Wednesday, November 11, the Museum will display military items from Lynchburg citizens who fought in World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War.  Click here for more information. 


TWIN SPRINGS VETERANS DAY PROGRAM

Twin Springs Elementary School (part of Pittsylvania County Schools, on the north side of Danville) will be honoring our veterans with a very special luncheon and program.  The luncheon for veterans and their guests starts at 11:15 on Tuesday, November 10.  The veterans' lunches are sponsored by the Twin Springs PTO.  The program will be presented at 1:00 pm and again at 7:00 pm.  (Note: This is TUESDAY, the day before the official Veterans Day.) Click here for more information.


DISCOUNT FOR VETERANS ON TREE PURCHASES

To thank them for their service, U.S. military veterans can save 15 percent off their tree seedling orders the week of Nov. 9 – 13, according to officials at the Virginia Department of Forestry. Click here for more information. 


E.C. GLASS JROTC LOBBY DEDICATION

The E.C. Glass High School Air Force Junior ROTC program will salute America's Veterans and officially dedicate a newly remodeled training area on Veteran's Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. in the lower lobby of the school auditorium. Click here for more information. 


BLUE RIDGE VETERANS CELEBRATION

Join the Blue Ridge Veterans Celebration for the 4th Annual Veteran Appreciation Picnic and Veterans Ceremony at the Vinton War Memorial on Sunday, November 8th from noon to 3 p.m. The picnic is free for veterans/current military and a guest with proof of military service. Click here for more information. 


BLACKSBURG & THE VIETNAM WAR

The Blacksburg Museum & Cultural Foundation will hold a Veteran's Day Program & Exhibit Reception on November 11th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Alexander Black House & Cultural Center. The event is free and open to the public.


VT VETERANS DAY REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY

The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets will hold a Veterans Day remembrance ceremony on Wednesday, November 11th at 10:30 a.m. The free event will be open to be public and held at the War Memorial Chapel.