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Friday, Nov. 8

Navarro Dental Center honors veterans with its fifth annual Stars, Stripes and Smiles event to provide a day of free dentistry from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 at 1661 W. Second Ave.

The event is first come, first served, with registration beginning at 8 a.m. Navarro Dental Center will see as many patients as possible until 3 p.m. Patients are asked to bring their military ID.

“This is the favorite day of the year for our team of dental professionals here at Navarro Dental Center,” said Evie Eeds, Practice Administrator. “We all love to come together to show our support and gratitude for the sacrifices these military heroes have made so we can enjoy the freedom and safety we do living here in the United States of America.”

The team at Navarro Dental Center is very supportive of veterans, and happily volunteers their services for the day.

Lady Diana's Cafe will again provide gourmet coffee to patients as they wait, and free hotdogs will be served at lunchtime.

Corsicana High School's ROTC will present the colors and Dr. Danny Reeves will do the invocation.

Over the years, Navarro Dental Center has treated as many as 40 to 50 veterans during the event. To learn more, call 903-872-1661.

Saturday, Nov. 9

The Coyote Squadron CAF invites veterans, family members, and friends to honor all those who served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 for an Open Hangar event at the Coyote Hangar at Campbell Field in Corsicana.

Bring a picture of your honored veteran to display and provide a recorded testimonial during an open mic event.

Free hot dogs, chips, and drinks will be served while supplies last. Airplane rides will be given, weather permitting. Veterans will be eligible for a drawing for a free ride.

For more information, contact Ken Authier, Unit Leader, at or call 903-641-8170.

Monday, Nov. 11

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 years service will begin promptly at 11 a.m. starting with a flyover by the Coyote Squadron from Corsicana followed by the raising of our nations 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. We encourage each of you to bring your children and grandchildren to beginning the process of teaching them to honor all our veteran heroes for the sacrifices they made for us.

This year we have a very special announcement to make concerning an upcoming event that will no doubt help our/your memorial to continue to grow and be a wonderful addition to our memorial and for continued improvement of down town 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. Please come join us celebrate and honor all our 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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