Oklahomans Honor Veterans In Parades, Other Events

Sunday, November 11th 2012, 11:26 am
By: News 9

Oklahomans honored veterans of the armed services Sunday and Monday with activities across the state.

Veterans Day was Sunday, November 11, but its official observance was Monday, November 12. 

City offices will be closed Monday to recognize the holiday. There won't be any trash or recycling pick up on Monday, but it will be picked up Wednesday morning.

Metro Transit buses will run as scheduled.

Veterans Day Activities:

Oklahoma Army National Guard soldiers are taking part in Veterans Day parades and ceremonies across the state.

Soldiers with the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team headquartered in Norman; the 45th Fires Brigade headquartered in Mustang; and the 90th Troop Command headquartered in Oklahoma City are all joining ceremonies Sunday and Monday.

The 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry, will march in the Stillwater Veterans Day Parade beginning at noon Sunday and the Brigade Special Troops Battalion will march in a parade in Norman starting at 2 p.m. Sunday.

On Monday, members of the Infantry Brigade Combat Team are to march in a parade in Chandler, and members of the 120th Engineer Battalion of the 90th Trop Command will take part in the Midwest City Veterans Day Parade.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Reaves Park.

Supporters will hold a wreath laying ceremony at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Oklahoma Veterans Memorial.

Veterans can get free admission on Sunday with a military ID at the Oklahoma City zoo.

Tulsa's 94th Annual Veterans Day Parade starts at 11 a.m. Monday, November 12 in downtown Tulsa. Organizers say it's the fifth largest Veterans Day parade in the country. The parade starts at 3rd Street between Cincinnati and Boulder.

See parade route

We also found several helpful links for veterans who are looking for jobs.