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Veteran's Day Events Planned Today in the Ozarks

Mike Mozart

Several Veteran's Day events are taking place across the Ozarks today.  Branson’s Veteran’s Day Parade starts at 11 and goes through the downtown area.  To find out more, click here.

West Plains will hold its Veteran's Day Parade beginning at 10:30.  A Musical Salute to Veterans starts at 1 at the West Plains Civic Center.  For details, click here.

Ozarks Technical Community College will host two events for Veteran's Day.  A ceremony starts at 11 in the Jared Family Atrium in the Information Commons on the Springfield campus.  Another ceremony will be held at 4 at the Table Rock campus in Hollister.  Both events will feature guest speakers, musical performances and refreshments. Veterans and their families will also have the opportunity to pay tribute to fallen service men and women through OTC’s interactive memorial titled "Flag of the Fallen."

MSU’s Taps Project begins at 11:15.   The 135th Army Band will present a concert of patriotic music followed by other musical ensembles. The Pride Band and community trumpeters will perform and then provide a cascading "Taps" marking the armistice of WWI and Veteran's Day service and sacrifice remembrance. Trumpeters across campus will play the 24 notes of military Taps to signify remembrance of the fallen.  For details, click here.

Drury University and the Drury chapter of Student Veterans of America will hold a public Veteran's Day ceremony at 11 this morning at the O’Reilly Family Event Center.  The featured speaker will be Bryce Lockwood, Senior Vice Commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart.  To learn more, click here.

Retired Army Chaplain Shawn Moreland will be the featured speaker in a special chapel service at Evangel at 10 this morning. And the Evangel Student Veteran’s Association is sponsoring a free “Veteran's Day Run,” open to service members and civilians. Participants are invited to meet in front of Evangel’s chapel at 11:15.  For more information, click here.

College of the Ozarks will offer free performances of “Four Star Country Boy,” an inspirational play about college alumnus General Terrence R. Dake’s life and valiant service during the Vietnam War as a United States Marine. It will be held in the Keeter Center’s Royal Oak Forum at 2 and 8 pm.  The Ralph Foster Museum at College of the Ozarks will offer free admission to all Veterans today.  To learn more, click here.

Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield will waive entrance fees for all visitors today.

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.