5 ways to celebrate Veterans Day in Huntsville

Veterans Day In Huntsville
Huntsville Havoc’s Military Appreciation Night. Photo via Huntsville Havoc Facebook

Veterans Day in Thursday, November 11 and Huntsville is home to Redstone Arsenal—United States Army post. With military members in our community, it is important to honor our very own heroes. You can recognize our nation’s veterans and their military service in these five ways. Read on to make your Veterans Day plans.

1. Huntsville/Madison County Veterans Day Parade

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Soldiers will be matching in the parade. Photo via army.mil

This year’s theme for the Veterans Day parade is “honoring all who served.” The parade will start at Veterans Memorial Park, then will go down Monroe Street, Green Street and Williams Avenue. The parade is free and open to the public, so it is the perfect event for the whole family.

You can expect to see Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle and the Redstone-Huntsville Chapter of the Association of the Army.

2. Huntsville Havoc Veterans Night

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What a fun way to honor veterans. Photo via Huntsville Havoc Facebook

You can celebrate Veterans Day with Huntsville’s hockey team, Huntsville Havoc. Bring your friends and family to honor the veterans that have served.

Tickets for former military personnel and their families are $5—available at the Von Braun Center box office.

3. U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum

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This is one of my favorite Huntsville museums. Photo via Emily Kent for The Bama Buzz

You can visit the U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum to see military memorabilia, artifacts and vehicles.

Admission is free for active duty and veterans.

4. Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial Park

If you haven’t checked out the Veterans Memorial Park, Veterans Day is the perfect day to do so. Take a stroll through to honor those who have fought for our country.

5. Downtown Rescue Mission’s Veterans Day

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Veterans Day 2019. Photo via Downtown Rescue Mission Facebook

This Veterans Day, Downtown Rescue Mission will be honoring the homeless veterans in our community. Each veteran will be presented with a special gift. There will be patriotic music by the Rocketeers and an inspirational speech by Colonel George Byron Reed.

This is a great opportunity to give back in Huntsville.

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How will you be honoring Veterans Day? Tag us on social @thebamabuzz and let us know.

Emily Kent
Emily Kent
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