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Friday Freebies: Saluting veterans

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Take your family to honor the men and women who have served in the armed forces at one of these DFW area events:

Veterans Day Parade: Veterans of the war in Iraq will be special honorees in the parade, which is put on by the Tarrant County Veterans Council.
Recommended ages: All
When: 10:30 a.m., Saturday, November 10
Where: The parade will begin at LaGrave Field, heads through downtown Fort Worth before going back to LaGrave Field.
Info: http://www.tarrantcountyveterans.org/
Cost: Free

Frisco Community Parade: The parade, which honors veterans and local heroes, features floats, school marching bands, high school football teams, cheerleaders, scouts, civic organizations, youth sports teams, Frisco-based professional sports teams and local businesses. Come early, bring your chairs and stake your claim to sidewalk space.
Good to know: Proceeds from the parade entry fees support student scholarships distributed through the Frisco Education Foundation. 
Recommended ages: All
When: 11 a.m., Saturday, November 10
Where: Parade starts at the southeast corner of FC Dallas Stadium and goes eastbound down Main Street to downtown Frisco
Info: http://www.friscoparade.org/
Cost: Free

Veterans Day Celebration: The ceremony will include an aircraft flyover, bagpipes and a 21-gun salute.
Good to know: Refreshments will be provided following the ceremony at the Veterans Park Event Center next to the memorial.
Recommended ages: All
When: 1:30 p.m., Sunday, November 11 (Services begin at 2 p.m.)
Where: Grand Prairie Veterans Memorial, 925 Conover Drive, Grand Prairie
Info: 972-237-8100, http://www.gptx.org
Cost: Free

Veterans Day Program:  The Veterans Affairs Department and the Texas National Cemetery Foundation will host this program at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Recommended ages: All
When: 3 p.m., Sunday, November 11
Where: 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX 75211
Info: http://dallasfortworthcemetery.com/
cost: Free

A Salute to Our Veterans: The program will include a tribute to veterans by Retired General Terrence Dake, USMC and a formal color guard. Veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam and current conflicts will share their stories from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Military Museum of Ft. Worth will have a display of authentic military uniforms & memorabilia, which will be open to the public at 1 p.m.
Good to know: To reserve wheelchair space, e-mail tapsntunes@yahoo.com.
Recommended ages: All
When: 6 p.m. Sunday, November 11
Where: Scott Theatre, 1300 Gendy St., Fort Worth
Info:  817-268-0388, http://www.tapsntunes.com/
Cost: Admission and parking are free

Dallas Veterans Day Parade: Show your appreciation to the military veterans of all of our nation’s armed forces. This year's theme is "Honoring the Doolittle Raid."
Good to know: Military vehicles and equipment, veterans organizations, civic and corporate displays will be available for viewing at 9:30 a.m. in front of City Hall and will be dismantled after the parade.
Recommended ages: All
When: 11 a.m. Monday, November 12 (The parade begins approximately 1 hour after official ceremony at 11 a.m. at City Hall)
Where: The parade will begin at Reunion Arena, proceed north on Houston Street, east on Main Street, south on Ervay Street, west on Young Street, south on Akard Street and pass in review in front of City Hall, 500 Marilla Street Dallas, TX 75201
Info: http://www.vetsdayindallas.org/
Cost: Free



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