Veterans Day events for Central Indiana 2012

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Nov. 11: Blue Star Memorial Marker Dedication Ceremony at 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM; The dedication ceremony for the Blue Star Memorial Marker at Dan Jones Road and the 200 South Roundabout will be on November 11 at 2pm.


Nov. 10: The City of Carmel, Mayor Jim Brainard and members of local veterans organizations, work together to host an annual Veterans Day Ceremony, a community event in honor of our veterans. The ceremony pays tribute and thanks those who served our country in order for us to enjoy the freedoms that we have today.

All area students are involved in this event through a poster and essay contest. The elementary grades K-5 participate though the poster contest and the middle and high school students write essays to enter into the contest. One student is selected from each grade level to attend the ceremony and present their poster or essay during the event.

Traditionally, the Carmel Veterans Day ceremony is held at noon the business day before Veterans Day, which allows our local veterans to participate in other regional ceremonies held on Veterans Day.

This event is free and open to the public. No ticketing is required.

The Carmel Veterans Day Ceremony is being held in the Tarkington Theater at The Center for the Performing Arts,One Center Green, Carmel, IN 46032 Click here for Directions.


Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony

Saturday, November 10, 2012
Join the community as we pay tribute to our military at the annual Veterans Day Parade. The parade will start at 11:00am on Parnell Avenue (by East State Street) and continue north to the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.

Parnell Avenue and Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Avenue


Veterans Day Agenda - November 10, 2012

10:30 a.m. Musical Prelude Indiana War Memorial
11:00 a.m. Memorial Service Indiana War Memorial
11:45 a.m. Veterans Day Parade Downtown Indianapolis
5:30 p.m. Reception Primo Banquet Hall and Conference Center
6:30 p.m. Dinner Primo Banquet Hall and Conference Center

Food drive

Want to help local veterans? Bring canned food or personal toiletries to the food drive at Ivy Tech (150 W. 26th Street between Capital and Illinois in Indianapolis) from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Saturday. The event benefits Hoosier Veterans Assistance Fund, which helps thousands of veterans and their family members, including children. Call 317-537-7565 with questions.

Are you a veteran? Take advantage of special deals this weekend at local restaurants.

Present your military identification to take advantage of these offers.

Applebee's - Free Signature entrée on Sunday, November 11

California Pizza Kitchen - Free meal on Sunday, November 11 and Monday, November 12

Cheeseburger in Paradise - Free meal on Monday, November 12

Denny's - Free All You Can Eat Pancakes on Monday, November 12

Famous Dave's in Greenwood - Free Two Meat Salute on Sunday, November 11. Veterans can choose two different meats served with a Corn Bread Muffin and your choice of one side.

Golden Corral - Free dinner on Monday, November 12 from 4-9pm

Max and Erma's - Free Best Cheeseburger Combo on November 11

O'Charley's - Complimentary entree from the $9.99er menu

Olive Garden - Select entrées free on Sunday, November 11

On the Border - Eat at on the Border on Sunday, November 11 and receive a certificate for a free meal valid on November 12-30.

Outback Steakhouse - Free Bloomin' Onion and beverage on Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11

Red Lobster - Free appetizer on Sunday, November 11

Texas Roadhouse - Free lunch on Monday, November 12

TGI Friday's - Free lunch on Monday, November 12 from 11am-2pm