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Nov 11, 2013 10:56 AM by Brian White

Veterans Day: Events around Southern Arizona

SOUTHERN ARIZONA - Here's a running list of events honoring America's veterans.

VETERAN'S DAY PARADE IN DOWNTOWN TUCSON
Downtown Tucson will be the host of the annual Veterans Day Parade on Monday, November 11, 2013. The parade will stage on West Alameda Street between Granada Avenue and Manning House Way beginning at 9 a.m. The parade begins at 11 a.m., and proceeds east on West Alameda Street and turns north on Church Avenue to Sixth Street/ St. Mary's Road, proceeds west on Sixth Street/ St. Mary's Road, then turns south on Granada Avenue and ends at Franklin Street. Attendees of the parade are encouraged to arrive early in order to avoid traffic detours necessary for the event. Below is the vehicular travel restrictions associated with this event. Please note that pedestrian and bicycle access is being maintained in and around road closures. Businesses, parking garages and parking lots are open and accessible. There are over 15,000 available parking spaces in the Downtown Tucson. The City State Garage at 498 W.
Congress will be open at no charge for this event and may be accessed from Manning House Way via Congress Street.

Veterans Day Parade - Beginning Monday, November 11, 2013, at 8 a.m., until approximately 1 p.m., West Alameda Street between Manning House Way and Church Avenue will be closed. Also, Church Avenue between Pennington Street and Sixth Street/St. Mary's Road will be closed; Sixth Street/St. Mary's Road between Stone Avenue and Granada Avenue will be closed; Franklin Street between Stone Avenue and Church Avenue; and Granada Avenue between Congress Street and Sixth Street/Saint Mary's Road will be closed.

Motorists driving in the downtown area may experience traffic delays associated with this event and several road improvement projects so please plan accordingly. Attendees of the parade are encouraged to arrive early in order to avoid traffic detours necessary for the event.
The traveling public should use caution when driving, bicycling or walking in these areas. Please watch for event participants, obey all traffic control, and watch for detour signs and personnel providing traffic control.

VETERAN'S DAY LUNCH
In honor of Veterans Day, the 390th Memorial Museum is having a free Veterans Day Luncheon for area veterans on Monday, Nov. 11 at 11:30 a.m.

More than 40 veterans--all Tucson residents from all wars--and their guests are expected at the luncheon. See attached flyer for more information.

WHEN: Veterans Day Monday, November 11, 11:30 am to 1 pm

WHERE: 30th Memorial Museum
Located on the grounds of Pima Air & Space Museum
6000 E. Valencia

CONTACT: 520-574-0287 390th Memorial Museum

VETERAN'S DAY FREEBIES
The following restaurants will be offering free food for Vets:

1. Applebee's: Free Applebee's Signature Entree.
2. California Pizza Kitchen: Real Pizza for Real Heroes - Free Pizza.
3. Champps Americana Restaurant: Free Handcrafted Burger and Fries all day.
4. Chili's: Free Entree all day.
5. Denny's: Veterans Day Appreciation Event - Free Grand Slam breakfast.
6. Famous Dave's: Free Two Meat Combo.
7. Friendly's A complimentary Big-Two-Do breakfast and coffee.
8. Hooters: Free meal up to $10.99 with any drink purchase.
9. Krispy Kreme: Free Donut and Coffee.
10. Max & Erma's: Eat the Free Best Cheeseburger in America with choice of soup or salad and fresh baked chocolate chip cookie.
11. McCormick & Schmick's: Free meal on Sunday, November 10.
12. Olive Garden: Free meal from a special menu. Family dining with them receive 10% off their meal.
13. On the Border: Free Create Your Own Combo menu.
14. Outback Steakhouse: Free bloomin onion and beverage.
15. Red Robon: Free Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries.
16. Sizzler: Free Lunch until 5pm.
17. Spaghetti Warehouse: Buy one entree get one free ecoupon.
18. Texas Roadhouse: Free Lunch.
19. TGI Friday's: Free Lunch from 11am to 2pm.
20. Walgreens: 15% off eligible store items and 20% off Walgreens, Nice! and W brand products.

Note: Proof of service includes - U.S. Uniformed Services ID Card, U.S.
Uniformed Services Retired ID Card, current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), veterans organization card (i.e. American Legion, LFW), photograph of yourself in uniform, wearing uniform, DD214 and citation or commendation.
Call ahead to confirm participation as some franchises are individually owned and operated.

Printable Coupons for these offers can be found at www.VeteransDayFreebies.com

More Veterans Day Sales, Coupons and Deals can be found at www.eCoupons.com

REP. GRILJALVA'S APPERANCES
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva will attend the following public events in Tucson over the course of the Veterans Day weekend. Media are invited.

Saturday, Nov. 9

1:00 p.m. - Speaking at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
Intersection of Ajo and 6th Ave.
For more information contact Adrienne Weede at (520) 792-1450

Monday, Nov. 11

11:00 a.m. - Speaking at the Arizona State Veterans Home
555 E. Ajo Way
For more information contact Samuel Nanez at (520) 638-2171

VETERANS DAY EXPO

Monday, Nov. 11
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Veteran's Memorial Park Sierra Vista
Veterans and their families can meet one-on-one with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and other service-related organizations to get information on health care, mental health resources, employment, education and other benefits.

VETERANS BENEFIT DINNER

Sunday, Nov. 10
5:00 p.m. - St. Joseph Catholic Church
215 N. Craycroft Road
Dinner costs: $25 for adults, $15 for ages 5-12 and free for 7 and younger
For more information call: (520) 885-6089

VETERANS DAY CONCERT

Sunday, Nov. 10
3- 4:00 p.m.- Pantano Baptist Church
225 S. Pantano Road
Featuring the 40-man Tucson Barbershop Experience chorus and quartets
Free! Donations appreciated
For more information call: (520) 770-8660

VETERANS DAY CAR, TRUCK & MOTORCYCLE SHOW

Saturday, Nov. 9
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Pep Boys, 4491 E. Speedway
For more information call: (520) 406-3846

FOURTH ANNUAL PATRIOT SALUTE FESTIVAL

Saturday- Sunday, Nov. 9-10
10 a.m.- 6p.m.
Wihelm Family Vineyard
21 Mountain Ranch Drive
Costs: $20, $15 military with identification and free for 20 and younger
For more information call: (520) 455-9291

"DUTY, HONOR, COUNTRY: A TRIBUTE TO THE ARMED FORCES"

Sunday, Nov. 10
1- 2:45 p.m.
Catalina Foothills High School
4300 E. Sunrise Drive
Arizona Symphonic Winds Concert
For more information call" (520) 721-2068


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