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Nov 9, 2012 4:45 PM by Melissa Canone

Veterans Day Events 2012

Veterans Day falls on a Sunday, so Monday, the 12th of November is considered a federal holiday. With Veterans Day falling on a Sunday this year, there will be commemorations beginning Sunday and continue through Monday.  

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November 11

New Iberia Veterans Day

There will be Veterans Day ceremony from 5:00-6:00pm, November 11, 2012, at Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main Street , Downtown New Iberia. There will be a balloon release, fly over, prayer service. More information 337.344.9397


November 11

Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery will host their Veteran's Day service on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 3pm in the Peace Chapel Mausoleum, 2111 W. Pinhook Rd. Lafayette.


November 11

Veterans Day Celebration in Iota

The Iota IF (Iota First) club is sponsoring a Veterans Day program honoring the last remaining living veterans of World II from the Acadiana area. There will be a short parade and a program to honor these veterans. There wil be a guest speaker, Mr. John Semmes a Jennings native now living in North Carolina. Mr. Semmes is a World II Historian who has done extensive research on the role of Louisiana in World War II. There will be a "Fly-By" by 7 WWII era airplanes in a tribute to all of our military veterans. The program starts at 1:00 P.M. on Sunday November 11th. More information 337- 658-9086.

November 11 & 12

Veterans Day 2012 Freebies - Must print coupon (links below)

Many national and local restaurants are offering veterans and active duty
military free meals on Sunday, November 11 and Monday, November 12

1. Applebees: Free Applebees Signature Entree on November 11.
2. Golden Corral: Free dinner between 4pm - 9pm. on November 12.
3. Hooters: 10 free boneless wings with the purchase of a drink on November 12.
4. Olive Garden: Free entree on November 11.
5. On the Border: Free Entree Certificate valid up to $10, any day of the
week, 11/12-11/30. 15% of the Purchase will be donated to Carry the Load.
6. Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin Onion appetizer and drink on November 11
and November 12.
7. Sizzler: Free Lunch on November 12. Choose from 6 oz. steak, Malibu
Chicken, or Half Dozen Fried Shrimp.

Printable Coupons for these offers can be found at

More Veterans Day Sales and Deals can be found at


November 12

Lafayete Texas Roadhouse Veteran's Free Lunch

Veterans & Active Military Invited for Free Lunch - Proof of military or VA card or discharge papers

Lafayette's Texas Roadhouse invites veterans and active members of U.S. military to enjoy FREE lunch on Monday, November 12. Every Texas Roadhouse location across the country will participate in the free lunch event to honor the men and women of our armed forces.

All veterans - including all active, retired or former U.S. military - can choose one of 10 entrees, including a 6-ounce sirloin and two made-from-scratch sides plus a choice of any Coca-Cola product, sweet tea/ice tea or coffee during lunch. Proof of service includes military or VA card, or discharge papers.

Texas Roadhouse appreciates the men and women of our armed forces. This is our way of honoring them for their service to our country.

Monday, November 12, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Texas Roadhouse, 5620 Johnston Street, Lafayette, LA 70503-530.


November 12


Veteran's Day - Monday, November 12, 2012; 9:00 AM March of the Honor Guards VFW Post 9822, 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Peter Claver Assembly #3 & Knights of Columbus St. Edmond Council #10293; Invocation by Pastor Todd Menard, Senior Pastor of Family Life Church; Patriotic Musical Selections performed by Acadiana High School Band; ; 21 Gun Salute and TAPS by the VFW Post 9822 and Acadiana High School Band; Benediction by Pastor Todd Menard, Senior Pastor of Family Life Church; refreshments in the funeral home lounge following services.


November 12

Veterans Appreciation Giveaway Event

Opelousas Civic Center (across from walmart) 7:00- 9:00pm

VETERANS come out and join us while we show our love to you. We want to appreciate you for all you have done for us.

We will be giving away; heating/cooling units insulated windows to fit your home dinner for two gift cards
grocery gift cards and much more.. including yes the ultimate giveaway $1,000.00 !!!!! to help someone with their mortgage.

November 12

Military Appreciation Monday

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to attend our Military Appreciation Monday, November 12, 2012. 4pm to 9pm

This is Golden Corral's 12th annual Military Appreciation Monday. This night we honor past and present United States military service men and women.

Golden Corral's Military Appreciation Monday celebrates the sacrifice of military members by providing a free "thank-you meal" to everyone who has served. More than 3.2 million military members have received free meals since the program began.

Golden Corral encourages everyone to use Military Appreciation Monday to show support for our military members and veterans.


November 12

Fezzo's will be giving a FREE bread pudding with the purchase of an entree to all veterans on Monday, November 12, 2012.


November 12

Rochetto's Pizzeria will be giving a FREE dessert with the purchase of an entree to all veterans on Monday, November 12, 2012.


Donations for Veterans

This Veterans Day, you can show your support for our military heroes at home and abroad by giving a gift from our 2012 Holiday Giving Catalog:

• For a soldier stationed overseas: Phone cards ($20) connect a lonely soldier far from home with their loved ones, and make the distance a little more bearable during the holidays.
• For a wounded warrior recovering in the hospital: Military comfort kits ($50) include a robe, shower shoes, toothpaste, an MP3 music gift card and other items that bring a warm, personal touch to a soldier's hospital stay.
• For an injured hero returning home from service: A Red Cross caregiver training course ($75) can give family and friends the confidence and skills they need to care for the loved one they're welcoming home.

For over 100 years, the Red Cross has proudly served our nation's soldiers, veterans and military families - and we're proud to have the support of generous, thoughtful people like you. Thank you so much for standing with us as we recognize the selflessness and courage of the military service members and veterans who have dedicated their lives to protecting our own.




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