Veterans Day is Saturday, Nov. 11, and there are several activities planned in honor of the men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces.
Among the events are:
Stafford High School
A Veterans Day ceremony will be held at Stafford High School at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 10. The ceremony is to honor those individuals who have served and are serving their country in the armed forces. The ceremony will take place in Stafford High School’s Culinary Arts Dining Room. Parking will be available in a lot in front of the high school. Lunch will be provided at the conclusion of the ceremony.
Fourth Annual Fort Bend Values Veterans Service
The Fourth Annual Fort Bend Values Veterans Service will be held Saturday from 2-4 p.m. at the Houston Community College Missouri City Campus, 1600 Texas Parkway. The celebration will honor Fort Bend County veterans from all five branches of the military and also feature Buffalo Soldiers, the American Legion, Jewish War veterans and area ROTC units.
Serious Wheels Car Show Charity Event
The Serious Wheels Car Show will be held Saturday at Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive, in partnership with Classic Chevrolet Sugar Land to benefit Impact A Hero Veterans Organization and Texas Equusearch.
This event is not just for Corvettes, but is open to all classics, hot rods, exotics, muscles, originals, cars and trucks of all makes and models. Registration opens at 10 a.m. and awards are presented at 2 p.m.
Spectators are free to come and enjoy the show, see some great cars, celebrate Veterans Day, watch a special honor guard presentation, and listen to music.
Honoring local veterans
The readers of the Fort Bend Star wish to thank the following veterans (living and deceased) for their service:
PFC Robert L. Duffey, who was killed Dec. 27, 1944, in the Battle of the Bulge. He was serving in General Patton’s Third Army.
Charles G. Fertitta Sr., U.S. Air Force, Vietnam veteran 49th Tactical Fighter Wing with duty at Tahkli Royal Thai Air Base, Thailand.
Joseph Israel – Army
William Israel – Navy
John Franklin Giddens III – Navy
Col. (ret.) Richard A. McDonald, USAF
Castulo Sanchez, World War II Army Air Corps veteran, 1st Radio Squadron Mobile in Pacific Theater
Dennis Carl Garrison, U.S. Air Force
Joseph E. Ivison U.S. Navy
Arthur O Garza
Raul De La Paz Sr.