DeLand

Volusia County Veterans Day Parade will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, on Woodland Boulevard.

The parade features veterans of all branches of service as well as military vehicles, marching bands and patriotic float, Parade entries are limited to members of the armed services, veterans and related civic organizations.

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Veterans Day 2021 will be commemorated at 10:15 a.m.. Thursday, Nov. 11, in the Veterans Park and Gardens section of Bill Dreggors Park, 230 N. Stone St., DeLand.

This also is the 100th year since the dedication of the DeLand Memorial Hospital to World War I soldiers. The building, which was later dedicated to all veterans, now is known as the DeLand Memorial Hospital and Veterans Museum. The museum will have an open house of the military collections it contains after the ceremony.

The event will feature the DeLand Fire Department Honor Guard, Mayor Bob Apgar and students at St. Barnabas Episcopal School.

This year’s commemoration will be coordinated by American Legion Adam Quinn Post 6 in cooperation with the groups within the DeLand Area Veterans Advisory Council. Attendees are urged to wear masks, but they are not required.

The public is welcome to attend. For information, contact Dan Friend at danieljosephfriend@gmail.com.

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American Legion Orange Baker Post 187 at 415 W. Voorhis Ave. welcomes the public to celebrate as the post re-opens to the public and honors all veterans at 11 a.m. Nov. 10.

Port Orange

Daytona Beach West Rotary Club will display Flags for Heroes during the week of Veteran's Day, Nov. 6-13, at Riverwalk Park, 3459 S. Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange.

Heroes include, but are not limited to, military, first-responders, friends, family members, health professionals, teachers, clergy, or anyone who has been a hero in your life.

Each flag will identify the hero and all heroes will be mailed an official Hero Certificate.

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The City of Port Orange will present its annual free Veterans Day Ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at 1000 City Center Circle, Port Orange.

VFW Post 3282 hosts the ceremony, which includes a 21-gun salute.

The Post at 5810 S. Williamson Blvd. will open at noon and serve lunch from 1 to 3 p.m. The meal is free for veterans. There will also be a Veteran’s Day-themed bingo starting at 3 p.m.

For more information, call (386) 506-5851 or visit port-orange.org/events.

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AVA Happy Wanderers will host a 5K/10K Veteran’s Day walk at 6 p.m. at the YMCA, 4701 City Center Parkway, Port Orange. The cost is $3. For more information, call (386) 256-2160, (386) 214-3890 or visit happywanderersfl.org.

Ponce Inlet

A free Veterans Day Ceremony will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11 at Davies Lighthouse Park, 4931 S. Peninsula Drive.

The Marine Corps League Daytona's Honor Guard will fire their annual Three-Volley Salute.

For more information, email jfrench@ponce-inlet.org or call (386) 322-6703.

New Smyrna Beach

The Thin Line Coalition will host a Generations of Heroes Charity Poker Run at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Cabbage Patch, 560 County Road 415, New Smyrna Beach.

Registration starts at 9 a.m. There will be two stops and return to the Cabbage Patch. Tickets are $20 for single rider or $30 for double rider.

There will a patriotic ceremony featuring veteran representatives from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraqi Freedom and all other wars/conflicts up to Afghanistan at 4 p.m.

Raffles and awards will be given at 5 p.m. Pasta dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. and is free for poker run riders and guests. The cost is $5 general public.

Joe Reid and Heartland will perform from 6 to 9 p.m.

There is a special gift for the first 500 who register at https://thin-line-coalition.ticketleap.com/tlc.

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The Hub on Canal will host A Patriotic Salute to Our Veterans with the Veterans Band & Yvonne Peterson from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, on the lawn at Jane’s Art Center, 199 Downing St., New Smyrna Beach.

The Embry-Riddle Color Guard will present the colors.

Admission is free for veterans; $5 for members or $10 for non-members. Tickets at the door.

Ormond Beach

A retired Navy Commander who survived working at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, and two Gold Star Mothers are scheduled to be speakers at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum's annual Veterans Day observance at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at 78 E. Granada Blvd.

The speaker will be Capt. William J. Toti, (USN Ret.) is a business executive, photographer and author who served more than 26 years on active duty in the U.S. Navy.

Gold star mothers, Cathy Heighter and Terri Gordon will will talk about keeping their promise to remember.

Entertainment will be provided by the Daytona Beach Choral Society, and light refreshments courtesy of the Pilot Club of Daytona Beach will be available in the the garden gazebo.

Parking will be available in lots at St. James Episcopal Church and the Casements.

For more information, contact Susan Richmond, museum director, at (386) 676-3347 or srichmond@ormondartmuseum.org.

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Ormond Beach Leisure Services Department will host a Veterans Day Drive-Through from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 N. U.S. 1.

A free boxed lunch will be given to veterans.

Tickets and reservations required by calling (386) 676-3250. Tickets must be picked up in person at the Leisure Services Office, 399 N. U.S. 1. For more information, call (386) 676-3250.

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Honoring Our Veterans charity benefit concert, featuring Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at Destination Daytona, 1651 N. U.S. 1, Ormond Beach

There will be a National Anthem and Color Guard ceremony. Cash bar will be available. General admission will be $25. Veterans admitted free.

Gary Puckett & The Union Gap will perform at 7 p.m. The concert is presented by State Sen. Tom Wright, R-New Smyrna Beach.

For vetereans to register for free admission or tickets for others, visit veteranssupportfund.org/events or call (386) 232-5930.

Knights to honor veterans

Our Lady of Hope Knights of Columbus Assembly 2794 will host its third Veterans Italian Dinner at the Father Raymond O’Leary Community Hall Saturday, Nov. 6, at 4675 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Port Orange.

The Fourth Degree Assembly is working in cooperation with Our Lady of Hope KofC Council 8086, with assistance from Sacred Heart Father Downey KofC Council 4934 and Church of the Epiphany KofC Council 12569. The dinner is set to begin at 6 p.m. following the 4 p.m. Mass. In light of the ongoing pandemic, take-out options will be available.

Modeled after the military Dining-Out, a ceremonial tradition in all branches of service, the dinner is steeped in military history and customs, combined with some good old-fashioned fun. The after-dinner program includes guest speakers and military skits, highlighted by a punch bowl ceremony and toasts.

Tickets are $10 and are available at the Our Lady of Hope Parish Office during business hours. The point of contact is Deputy Grand Knight Dr. Ernie Jackson at 50chevy.pickup@gmail.com.

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