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Monday, Nov. 11

HEB will host a salute to veterans from 10 a.m. to noon at 201 S. 15th St. in Corsicana. The public is invited to join HEB associates in honoring local veterans while enjoying cake, punch and more.

Navarro County Veterans Day Ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11 at the Navarro County War Memorial on the courthouse lawn.

Guest speaker will be Will Thompson, with special music by Martin Jenkins and a flyover by Coyote Squadron.

The Kerens Veterans Memorial will be having its annual Veterans Day event at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11 at the memorial on the main street of Kerens.

The Kerens Veterans Memorial continues to grow and become more beautiful with each new addition. The new stone and wrought iron fence paralleling the back side of the memorial, having been completed, encloses this memorial in a setting of lush green grass, beautiful trees and a stone and black marble setting that are truly an outstanding sight.

Each year on Veterans Day and Memorial Day, the memorial committee holds a service at the memorial to honor all nations veterans which served to protect our nations freedoms.

This year's service will begin promptly at 11 a.m. starting with a flyover by the Coyote Squadron from Corsicana followed by the raising of our nation's flag and then the National Anthem, played by the award winning Kerens High School band. The event has continued to grow each year, having as many as 180 spectators in attendance.

Everyone is encouraged to attend this event regardless of where you are from, whether you served in the military or would just like to give thanks to the veterans who did serve. The committee encourages you to bring your children and grandchildren, teaching them to honor all veteran heroes and the sacrifices they made.

This year, the memorial committee has a special announcement to make concerning an upcoming event that will no doubt help the memorial to continue to grow, and be a wonderful addition to the memorial and the continued improvement of downtown Kerens.

Immediately after the service, the Know His Grace Church of Kerens will furnish a free barbecue dinner and fellowship to all those who have attended the Veterans Day event at the memorial. The public is invited to celebrate and honor all veterans at the Kerens Veterans Memorial.

The Navarro College Veterans Office and the Department of Theatre will host a free Veterans Day Commemoration beginning at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11 in the Dawson Auditorium in the Albritton Building.

The program will feature the one-woman show, “God Bless America: A WWII Radio Hour,” written and performed by Dr. Shellie O'Neal.

A reception will be held in the foyer at 5:30 p.m., followed by a flag ceremony, and show at 6 p.m.

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