Veterans Day Events In Our Area

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ARKANSAS (KFSM) — There will be several events throughout the area to pay homage to the men and women who gave their time to serving our nation.

Here’s a list of what’s going on near you:

Arkansas parades

Jonesboro

  • The Jonesboro Veterans Day Parade will be Saturday (Nov. 12). The parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Main Street.

Van Buren

  • The 15th Annual Van Buren Veterans Day Parade will be from  6:30-8 p.m. on Historic Main Street in Van Buren on Thursday (Nov. 10). The parade begins at Crawford County Courthouse and ends at First Baptist Church.

Eureka Springs

  • Eureka Springs’ 2nd Annual Veterans Day Parade will be Friday (Nov. 11) at 10 a.m.  It starts in downtown and will head to the Cat House parking lot of the American Legion Rifle Salute.

Fort Smith

  • The Veterans Day Parade in the Chaffee Crossing Historic District will be Saturday (Nov. 12).  This year’s theme will be “Women In The Military.”  The parade will start at noon followed by a ceremony at the Barbershop Museum.
  • Fort Smith Museum of History will be honoring veterans from 1-3 p.m.  View photos, uniforms and artifacts from past Veterans Day exhibits and excerpts of taped interviews with local veterans conducted by the Fort Smith Historical Society. The event is free.

Fayetteville

  • There will be a parade beginning at the Fayetteville square on Sunday, (Nov.13) beginning at 2 p.m. The theme will be “Parade of the Forgotten.”

Hiring Event

Walmart will be holding a hiring day for veterans on Friday (Nov. 11). It will be at the  Walmart Home Office, on Sam M. Walton Auditorium, 702 SW 8th St. in Bentonville.

Other Events

Fayetteville

  • Regional National Cemetery Improvement Corporation will hold its eighth annual Veterans Memorial 5K Race at 8 a.m.  It will begin at the Fayetteville National Cemetery, 700 S. Government Blvd. Entry fee is $30 on event day. Information and registration can be found here.
  • The fifth annual RazorVets Scholarship Banquet will be Friday (Nov. 11) at 6 p.m. in Fayetteville Town Center, 15 W. Mountain Street.  For ticket and sponsorship information for this event, please contact Carolyn Collins at cdc008@uark.edu or call (479) 575-5007.
  • A Veterans’ Dance Friday (Nov. 11) at the Arkansas Air and Military Museum for the Veteran’s Dance featuring the Bella Vista Big Band! The museum is located at 4290 S. School Avenue.  Veterans get in for free, general admission is $5.