Parades and Feasts to Honor Veterans

By: Jennifer Hardy Email
By: Jennifer Hardy Email

RENO, Nev. -- Veterans Day is November 11 and there are a lot of events going on in the Northern Nevada area.

The Reno Veterans Day Parade will be Sunday, November 11. Parade ceremonies start at 11am at the Powning Veterans Memorial Park. Then the parade begins right at 11:11am. After the parade a concert will be held at the Courthouse parking lot.

Virginia City will host a Veterans Day Parade at 11am on Sunday as well. Governor Brian Sandoval will be at that event. The parade will go down the town's main drive.

For the veterans in the area, there are plenty of free and discounted meals available this weekend to thank you for your service. The Carson Valley Inn is serving a free spaghetti lunch on Sunday, November 11. Harrah's in Reno will offer free buffets to veterans on Sunday and Monday. Squeeze Inn is offering free meals, up to $15 in price, at any of the four locations on Monday, November 12.

Here are some more offers from national chains: Applebee's is giving a free signature entrée on November 11. Olive Garden is also giving free entrees on November 11. Outback Steakhouse has a free "bloomin' Onion" appetizer and a drink on Sunday and Monday. Check with your favorite dining establishment to see if there is any veterans day specials available.

Sun Valley Community Center at the Sun Valley Park at 115 West 6th Ave., is honoring all local veterans and military with Veteran's Day activities such as free BBq for the enttire community, local and state dignitaries will be present. It is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday.

Veterans Day is observed on Monday, November 12 by government offices and banks, so most will be closed on the holiday. Washoe County School District is closed as well.

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