Veterans Day (Nov. 11) is an opportunity to honor America's military veterans and the sacrifices they have made in service of their country, community and loved ones. There are several Veterans Day events and places you can recognize and honor Veterans Day in Allen this weekend.
Visit Allen Veterans Memorial in Bethany Lakes Park
Allen Veterans Memorial honors members of all branches of the United States Armed Forces, both past and present, with five 18-foot granite monoliths surrounding a 65-foot American flag pole with bench seating. Learn more.
Allen Senior Recreation Center Veterans Day Event (Friday, Nov. 10)
At Allen Senior Recreation Center, Veterans Day is a special occasion, open to the public and a tribute to all veterans. Enjoy patriotic music, inspiration from a guest speaker and a special tribute to the veterans who are present. Learn more.
Veterans Day Celebration at Allen Public Library (Friday, Nov. 10)
The Allen Community Jazz Band will perform patriotic tunes in celebration of Veterans Day. Anna DiGiovanni Janis will be the special guest of honor. VFW 2195 will open the program by presenting the colors. General Bernardo de Galvez Chapter NSDAR will provide refreshments after the program. Learn more.
"A Salute to Our Veterans" Concert by Allen Philharmonic Orchestra & Symphony Chorus (Saturday, Nov. 11)
Join the Allen Philharmonic Orchestra & Symphony Chorus on Veteran's Day for a patriotic and moving musical tribute to America and our veterans. The evening will begin with a Pre-Concert Showcase by Guitars for Vets and the opportunity to learn about area Veteran Support groups that include Guitars for Vets, Heroes on the Water, and Blue Star Mothers. Learn more and purchase tickets.
Military Appreciation Night at the Allen Americans Hockey Game (Saturday, Nov. 11)
Tributes to American service members will take place at the Allen Americans match against the Kansas City Mavericks at Credit Union of Texas Event Center. Learn more and purchase tickets.
Allen Community Band's Veterans Day Concert (Sunday, Nov. 12)
The Allen Community Band will honor our community's veterans, past and present, with a free patriotic music program. Learn more.