Veteran’s Day is on Wednesday, Nov. 11. This date is reserved to honor veterans and those actively serving in a branch of the military. To show appreciation, some local events will be held to thank these men and women for their service. Some establishments offer veterans discounts. These annual events honor veterans and have become a special way to acknowledge those who have served the country. Take a look at the different ways to celebrate and honor our veterans going on in Detroit this Veteran’s Day.
Detroit Veterans Day Parade
2951 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 861-6852
www.detroitveteransdayparade.org

Sat, Nov. 7 at 10:00 a.m.

The Detroit Veterans Day Parade is in its tenth year. The event has become a favorite way to commemorate and honor veterans in the area. A ceremony kicks off the 3,000 person parade. Vets march down Woodward Avenue in full regalia while waving and smiling to the crowds that line the street. The occasion is a way to get veterans and the public together and promote awareness of all that veterans sacrifice for the community.

Vets Fest
1 Hart Plaza
Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
www.mdvc5th3rdvetsfest.com

Sat., Nov. 7 at 11:00 a.m.

Taking place directly after the Veteran’s Parade ends is the Vets Fest. This popular event is organized by the Metro Detroit Veterans Coalition. Taking place along the riverfront park in in Hart Plaza, the gathering features music, food, and presentations. Warming tents are available to attendees throughout the duration of the event. Veterans and their families will have the opportunity to share experiences with others and will have access to special services available exclusively to veterans and their loved ones.

Veteran’s Day Parade & Luncheon
East 8 Mile Rd & Dequindre St.
Detroit, MI 48234
(313) 596-1100
www.veteransday.dpd11.community

Wed., Nov. 11 at 9:00 a.m.

The Detroit Police Departments 11th Precinct will hold its 8th annual parade and luncheon to honor veterans in the community. A parade kicks off the festivities, followed by a lunch attended by over 500 veterans and their families. All branches of service are honored at this event. Guest speakers include Huel Perkins, the anchor from a local television station, who will share words with attendees. Gift bags filled with necessities will be handed out during the luncheon. The lunch will follow the parade, and takes place at the Light Guard Armory, at thcenter stage. Repping a vast range of musical styles, the acts are as varied as the crowd — exactly what make this spot a hit night after night. 

Light Guard Armory
4400 East 8 Mile Road
Detroit, MI 48234
(313) 596-1100
www.veteransday.dpd11.community

Date: Wed., Nov. 11, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

The Detroit Police Department’s 11th Precinct will hold its 8th annual parade and luncheon to honor veterans in the community. A parade kicks off the festivities, followed by a lunch attended by over 500 veterans and their families. All branches of service are honored at this event. Gift bags filled with necessities will be handed out during the luncheon. The lunch will follow the parade, and takes place at the Light Guard Armory, at the end of the route.

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Caring For Our Veterans Run/Walk
Detroit Tough Gym
1224 Beech St.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 505-8061
www.eventbrite.com

Wed., Nov. 11 at 6:00 a.m.

A special run and walk will honor local veterans in Detroit. The event is coordinated to help veterans in need by gathering donations during a collection drive for the Michigan Veterans Foundation. The event will provide access to a number of services available to veterans who may be experiencing unique issues. Tim Horton’s will have breakfast available for veterans, who will also receive a complimentary gym membership for the day.

ROAK Brewing Co.
330 East Lincoln Ave.
Royal Oak, MI
(248) 268-8780
www.roakbrewing.com

The ROAK Brewing Co. features a great atmosphere and stellar service. It’s comfortable, casual and the patio can’t be beat. Specializing in beer brewed on-site, this taproom and dining space serves up craft beer alongside pizzas and salads. A portion of the proceeds from the purchase of an oatmeal stout called “Devil Dog” will be donated to the VA medical center in Detroit. The donations all year — not just on Veteran’s Day. In fact, this particular brew is so popular, it’s hard to keep it in stock.

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After receiving a BA in Photography from Savannah College of Art & Design, Nicole Wrona began working with a diverse range of musicians. In addition, she is a freelance writer for numerous publications. Her work can be found at www.metalleaves.com and Examiner.com.
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