Augusta holds Veterans Day events

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Here are a few events to show appreciation to veterans for having served in the nation’s military:

Events

AUGUSTA BRANCH NAACP 2013 VETERANS APPRECIATION PROGRAM: 6 p.m. Saturday, Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1223 Laney-Walker Blvd.; to salute and honor retired military in the area; dinner and program; $25; (706) 724-0390

RED, WHITE AND BLUE VETERANS CELEBRATION: 6 p.m. Saturday, Evans Towne Center Park, 7016 Evans Town Center Blvd.; bring blankets and chairs; music by U.S. Army Signal Corps Band; fireworks at dusk; food vendors; free; (706) 650-5005, columbiacountyga.gov

WARRENVILLE VETERANS DAY PROGRAM: 8:30 a.m. Monday, Warrenville Elementary School by the flag pole, 569 Howlandville Road, Warrenville; (803) 663-4270

NORTH AUGUSTA MIDDLE SCHOOL VETERANS DAY: 9 a.m. Monday, North Augusta Middle School gym, 725 Old Edgefield Road, North Augusta; students are encouraged to bring pictures of family members that have served so they may be recognized, bring pictures in with forms (available in office); (803) 442-6200

GREENDALE VETERANS DAY PROGRAM: 9 a.m. Monday, Greendale Elementary School cafeteria, 505 S. Boundary Ave., New Ellenton; color guard from Silver Bluff; (803) 652-8170

LBC VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION: 9 a.m. Monday, LBC gym, 29 Lions Trail, Warrenville; Midland Valley NJROTC, South Carolina dignitaries, guest speaker, LBC vocalists; (803) 593-7260

VETERANS DAY CEREMONY: 9 a.m. Monday, Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home courtyard, 1101 15th St.; Maj. Gen. LaWarren V. Patterson, speaker; U.S. Army Signal Corps Band, color guard, Butler High School drill team; free, open to the public; (706) 721-2531

2013 CSRA-AUGUSTA VETERANS DAY PARADE: 10-11 a.m. Monday, downtown Augusta, Broad Street from 13th to Fourth streets

NORTH AUGUSTA HIGH SCHOOL VETERANS DAY CEREMONY: 10:30 a.m. Monday, North Augusta High School gym, 2000 Knobcone Ave., North Augusta; NJROTC, band performances honoring veterans; (803) 442-6105

VETERANS DAY CEREMONY: 11 a.m. Monday, All Wars Monument, intersection of Fourth and Broad streets; held by Augusta/CSRA Veterans Activities Office; wreaths displayed prior to start of ceremony; roll call; Color Guard from high school JROTC units, Joint Service Color Guard Element from Fort Gordon, Salute Firing Squad, Army Signal Corps Band bugler playing taps

BUSBEE CORBETT VETERANS DAY PROGRAM: 1:30 p.m. Monday, Busbee Corbett Elementary Middle School gym, 20 A.L. Corbett Circle, Wagener; song, poetry, skits, more; (803) 564-1000

NATIONAL VETERAN’S DAY RUN: 4 p.m. Monday, Lake Olmstead Park, 78 Milledge Road; 5K and 1 Mile family walk honoring veterans; veteransdayrun.org/run/augusta

VETERANS CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Wesley Center, Grace United Methodist Church; featuring Savannah River Winds; held by North Augusta Cultural Arts Council; free; (803) 442-7588, naartscouncil.org

Meals

WIFE SAVER, 1100 Furys Ferry Road, Evans; veterans and active duty military receive a free entrée 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday; choose from two piece white chicken, two piece dark chicken, small shrimp, two piece fish, country fried steak, four chicken strips, barbecue plate or one baked breast; includes two side dishes and bread; beverage not included; dine-in only; must show proof of military service; wifesaverrestaurants.com

TEXAS ROADHOUSE, 107 Sherwood Drive; free lunch from choice of 10 entrees, including two sides and a Coca-Cola product, ice tea or coffee 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday; for veterans and active members of the military with proof of service; meal for military personnel only, does not include spouses or other family members; free download of Pride of America by Ayla Brown Nov. 11-30 at texasroadhouse.com

O’CHARLEY’S, 276 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; complimentary meal from the $9.99 menu 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday; for veterans and active duty military; does not include beverage; (706) 739-0855, ocharleys.com

STICKY FINGERS SMOKEHOUSE, 277 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; free entree with purchase of second entree of equal or greater value with proof of military service 11 a.m. until, Monday; coupon available at stickyfingers.com/0_Email/133Coupon.html


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