Veterans Day Parade and Events – Siesta Key -Venice – Longboat Key – Sarasota
Downtown Sarasota The theme of this year’s Veterans Day parade will be “We Can Do It”, made famous by the fictional Rosie the Riveter WW2 icon. The parade will by hosted by the city of Sarasota and the Sarasota Patriotic Observance Committee. The Veterans Day Parade begins at 10am at Main Street and Osprey Street and ends at approximately 11am on the corner of Main Street and Gulfstream Avenue where a ceremony honoring Veterans will be held.
November 11, 2017: There is a Veterans’ Day Observance and Ceremony at Patriot’s Park in Venice: Venetia Bay Boulevard just off Rt. 41 south of Roberts Bay on the east side of Rt 41 (just north of the Legacy Trail Bridge over Rt. 41 in Venice), 800 Venetia Bay Blvd. Ceremonies are from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Patriot’s Park. You are welcome to bring chairs.Sponsored by the American Legion NO-VEL Post 159 in Venice. 1770 E. Venice Ave., Venice. 941-488-1157.
November 11, 2017: The Rotary Club of Longboat Key will be sponsoring the 4th LBK Annual Veterans Day Parade and Honor Program. The parade route begins at the Longboat Key Bank of America and ends at the Temple Beth Israel entrance, approximately ¼ mile. A Veterans Honor Program, refreshments, and socializing will immediately follow the parade. The Veterans Day Parade and Honor Program is open to ALL Longboat Key veterans, their family and friends who live, rent, work, worship or are visiting on Longboat Key. Longboat Key encourages all veterans from Allied nations along with their families and friends to participate. Event begins at 2 p.m. For more information contact Chris Lake, Email: LAKELBK@gmail.com, Cell-941-806-9062, Gene Luca, Email: email@example.com, or Bob Erker, Emailfirstname.lastname@example.org, Cell – 847-337-3910
November 11, 2017: Diocese of Venice Bishop Frank Dewane will celebrate Mass at Sarasota National Cemetery to recognize the sacrifices of those who served in the Armed Forces of the United States, to honor them, and to pray for the repose of their eternal souls – as well as for the intentions of the living. Prior to Mass, patriotic music will be played by the Sarasota Brass, hymns sung by a vocalist from the Tampa and St. Petersburg Opera Companies, an oversized floral wreath will be dedicated, and a K of C Color Guard will present and post the national and papal colors – accompanied by the singing of our national anthem. The event will be held in the Amphitheater, located in Patriot Plaza of the National Cemetery, beginning at 2:00 p.m., with Mass starting promptly at 3:00 p.m. Active military personnel are encouraged to wear their uniform. There will be ample free seating and parking. Sunscreen and hats recommended. Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Road 72 (Clark Road), Sarasota, FL. (five miles east of I-75)
Lots of local businesses are also offering Free or discounted services :
Calusa Brewing: All Veterans, your first pint (or smaller size) is on them tomorrow (11/11/17).
Daiquiri Deck: Visit any of our 4 locations and let us thank you for your service!! Includes choice of Burger, Fries or Coleslaw and a 16oz. Bud Light or Mich. Ultra Draft.
Eager Beaver Car Wash : Veterans and Active Military receive a FREE full service car wash – 201 S Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34232 941-365-5250
Hooters : All Military eat FREE on Saturday, Nov 11th (Beverage purchase req’d). Choose from 10 piece traditional or boneless wings, Hooters Burger, Buffalo chicken salad or Buffalo Chicken Sandwich.
Sonny’s BBQ: Sonny’s is saying thank you with BBQ! Sonny’s salutes with veterans getting a free Big Deal Combo with slow-smoked BBQ sandwich, sidekick and drink*
Ruby Tuesday: Offering a free Appetizer (Up to $10) for Veterans on November 11th