BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Veterans Day is on Friday, November 11 and many organizations and businesses in the area are hosting ceremonies and events, or offering up special deals for those who have served our country. We will continue to update this list with new items. Please check back.
EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH:
- BRCC Veterans Day program: Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) will honor our nation's veterans in commemoration of Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. in the Magnolia Theatre (Mid City Campus), 201 Community College Dr. Staff Sergeant Dawn Moreau, Louisiana National Guard recruiter, will serve as the guest speaker and will deliver remarks on patriotism and military history. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
- USS KIDD: A ceremony will be held at the USS KIDD Veterans Museum in downtown Baton Rouge at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11. The keynote speaker will Aaron Paul Vice an Iraq War Veteran.
- Port Hudson National Cemetery: A Veterans Day celebration sponsored by the Odell S. Williams Now and Then African American History Museum at Port Hudson National Cemetery, 236 US Hwy. 61, Jackson. The event will begin at noon. For more information call (225) 343-4431.
- Iverville Salutes will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 11 and will feature at noon a fly-over by an Air Force C-130J plane. The Salute to Veterans is held at the Iberville Parish Veterans Memorial, 23640 Railroad Ave. in Plaquemine. The event will also feature a unique rifle drill by the Plaquemine High School ROTC Cadets, a display of military vehicles and a boat, a host of patriotic musical performances, the collection of supplies for our troops overseas, and the acclaimed Iberville Wall of Veterans.
- Annual program: The annual Veterans Day program will be held at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Pavilion, 865 Hatchell Ln, Denham Springs. The program will begin at 10 a.m. and will continue until 2 p.m.
POINTE COUPEE PARISH:
- Veterans Day Ceremony: The event will take place in front of the Pointe Coupee General Hospital on False River Drive in New Roads. The event will begin at 11 a.m. and will include a military display, guest speaker, live entertainment, food and refreshments.
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH:
- Veterans Day Parade: The parade will begin at 10 a.m. and will leave from the Home Depot parking lot. It will conclude with a ceremony at Southeast Louisiana War Veterans Home in Reserve.
WEST FELICIANA PARISH:
- West Feliciana Parish Schools: A program for veterans will be held at West Feliciana Middle School beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, November 11. Reserved parking for all veterans will be available at the bus ramp (horseshoe) parking area. Parking will also be available in the parking lot facing Hwy. 61. Refreshments will be served in the lobby of the gym at the conclusion of the program.
Audubon Nature Institute and Zoo: Complimentary admission to former and current military personnel and their guests on Veterans Day.
Bonefish Grill: Complimentary Bang Bang Shrimp at all locations for active and retired service members with a valid military ID.
Hollywood Casino: Free buffet for former and active military. The buffet is available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here for more information.
JCPenney: Five percent discount from Nov. 10-13 for current and former military personnel and their immediate family members with valid military ID or VA identification.
L'Auberge Casino Resort Baton Rouge: Complimentary lunch at its buffets on Veterans Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A veteran's card or valid military ID should be presented to the buffet cashier.
Longhorn Steakhouse: Free appetizer or dessert with proof of military service. Additionally, 10 percent off for guests dining with veterans.
Olive Garden: Free entree from special menu of six most popular items for active duty military personnel and veterans.
Red Lobster: A free appetizer or dessert with a valid military ID on November 10 and 11.
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews: Free Red's Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries.
Shoney's: Free All-American burger for veterans and active duty military service members on Veterans Day. Available only while supplies last.
Texas Roadhouse: Free lunch on Friday, November 11 for all veterans, including active, retired or former military. The offer is available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.