Parade, memorials to honor veterans in Aurora area

Parade, memorials to honor veterans in Aurora area
The veterans guide to not being That Guy on Veterans Day
Retired and active-duty military can enjoy free meals, performances and more this Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

The City of Gretna will have a Veterans Day ceremony Sunday, Nov. 11 at Gretna Farmers Market on Huey P. Long Avenue in downtown Gretna. The theme is  “All Gave Some, Some Gave All. Patriotic music  by the American Legion Post 350 Band will start at 6:30 p,m.  

The National World War II Museum will present a ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 11.  It is free and open to the public and all veterans are invited to attend. In addition, veterans will receive a free Museum Campus Pass to tour exhibit galleries. The ceremony includes an American Legion band performance and presentation by Brigadier Gen. Bradley S. James, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, U.S. Marine Forces Reserve.

“Gifts of Gratitude — Veterans Art” Project by the Jefferson Parish Public School System will be on display in the US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center from Nov. 5-14. 

On Veterans Day, BBs Stage Door Canteen is offering veterans of all eras and a guest free tickets to the matinee performance of “Dames at Sea.” The offer is courtesy of the Museums Tickets for Troops program, supported by the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation. Tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 504-528-1943 to reserve show-only seats.

The City of Kenner will honor veterans on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 10 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 1801 Williams Blvd., Kenner.

Jefferson Parish will honor veterans Friday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Square, at Veterans Memorial Boulevard and Causeway Boulevard.

The St. Bernard Veterans Day Parade will be Sunday, Nov. 11, starting on Old Hickory and ending at Frederick Sigur Center. Light refreshments will be available for veterans. To be apart of the parade or for more information, call 504.278.1506.

There are many events being planned around town to honor those that serve our nation. Gerry Hince with American Legion Post 159 stopped by First News at Four to share some of the events happening in town.


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