WEST MICHIGAN - Stay up-to-date with all the various event and celebrations for Veterans Day in West Michigan.
Veterans Day is Friday, Nov. 11 and there are things happening all West Michigan. Make sure to carry proof of service or valid military ID for entry and participation in some events. Also, check out the list of freebies offered to veterans on this day.
We'll continue to add to this list as we hear about more events occurring throughout the day and weekend, so keep checking back with WZZM 13.
We thank all veterans and active-duty service members on Veterans Day and every day for their service to our country.
Grand Rapids Veterans Day Parade
The city of Grand Rapids will honor veterans on Friday, Nov. 11 at its annual Veterans Day Parade.
Time: Parade starts 7 p.m. Streets will be closed starting at 6 p.m.
Location: Corner of Michigan Street and Monroe Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI
More details: City of Grand Rapids Special Events
Wyoming Veterans Day Ceremony
The city of Wyoming will be holding it's annual Veterans Day Ceremony -- Wyoming Mayor Jack Poll will host and Colonel Dennis Gillem, one of the most decorated Michigan veterans, will be the guest speaker for the event.
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Veterans Memorial Garden, 2300 DeHoop Avenue SW, Wyoming, MI
More details: Wyoming Parks and Recreation Department
Empire Beauty Schools Haircuts for Heroes
Empire Beauty Schools is offering all Veterans and current armed forces personnel complimentary haircuts to say thank you for all their courageous service to our country. During the Haircuts for Heroes event, Friday, Nov. 11 all Veterans and active service members can to the complimentary services performed by senior level students under the supervision of licensed educators. Guests are required to bring in proof of service or valid military ID.
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Empire Beauty School, 1735 4 Mile Road NE, Grand Rapids, MI
Empire Beauty School, 455 Standale Plaza, Grand Rapids, MI
More details: Empire Beauty School
Grand Rapids Brewing Company Veterans Event
Grand Rapids Brewing Company is bring a representative from the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency to provide resources about benefits and programs available to Michigan Veterans while offering free meals all day. There will also be opportunities for Veterans to apply for jobs with GRBC and sister restaurants HopCat and Stella's Lounge.
Time: 3 - 7 p.m.
Location: 1 Ionia Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI
More details: Grand Rapids Brewing Company
Spectrum Health Veterans Day Events
Spectrum Health is offering various events at multiple locations throughout the day on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016. There will be Veteran speakers, instrumental performances, pole dedications and flag raising ceremonies.
9 a.m.: Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital, 100 Michigan Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI
12 p.m.: Spectrum Health Continuing Care, 750 Fuller Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI
2 p.m: Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital, 1840 Wealthy Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI
*At the Blodgett Flag Pole located near Wealthy Street entry parking ramp.
More details: Spectrum Health
"A Time to Serve: Remembering World War II" Book Unveiling
Sunset Retirement Communities and Services is honoring is veteran residents with an unveiling and discussion of "A Time to Serve: Remembering World War II" written by Ada historian Betty Epperly. Epperly's novel contains stories told by Sunset residents.
Time: 2 - 3 p.m.
Location: Sunset Manor and Villages Auditorium, 725 Baldwin Street, Jenison, MI
*Enter door "F" off Baldwin Street
More details: Sunset Retirement Communities and Services
My Community Dental Centers' Free Dental Day
My Community Dental Centers (MCDC) is offering free dental care to Veterans and those in need of dental services. Services provided include cleaning, filling, or extraction (teeth removal). Services will be first come, first serve -- Veterans and their families will receive priority, but must bring DD214 documentation. Those interested are also encouraged to pre-register by calling 877-313-6232
Time: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: 1535 Lincoln Road, Allegan, MI
More details: My Community Dental Centers
Open House for the Patriot House
On Friday, Nov. 11 the Patriot House is holding it's open house and house blessings. The Patriot House is a 7 bedroom single room occupancy home for homeless veterans in the Muskegon area. This is a private endeavor and remodeled by out-of-work veterans.
Time: 12 - 2 p.m. and 4 - 6 p.m.
Location: 1433 Clinton Street, Muskegon MI
More details: Email Jone Benedict at JoneB50@gmail.com\
Muskegon Community College Veterans Day Ceremony
Muskegon area residents will have an opportunity to commemorate America's Armed Forces contributions on Nov. 11. The ceremony will consist of reflections, tributes and performances of patriotic music and military branch anthems.
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: MCC Bartels-Rode Gymnasium, 221 South Quarterline Road, Muskegon, MI
More details: Call the MCC Student Life Office at (231) 777-0216.
Degage Ministries Veterans Day Celebration
Degage Ministries is hosting a Veterans Day celebration for the Heartside's homeless veterans. There will be a dinner, performances, speakers and a pinning ceremony.
Time: 5 - 8 p.m.
Location: 200 Division Avenue S, Grand Rapids, MI
More details: Degage Ministries
Belding Veterans Park Freedom Wall Dedication
The Belding Veterans Park is having a dedication to the five Belding soldiers who were killed. The faces of the fallen soldiers will be on the wall.
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: 100 Depot Street, Belding, MI
More details: Belding Veterans Park
ShoeString Productions "A Six Pak of Guinness" Show
ShoeStrings Productions has organized a benefit for the men and women currently living in the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. Two local bands, The Six Pak and The Guinness Brothers Band, have come together to host and perform at the event. All proceeds will be used to provide services and/or items needed by the veterans.
Time: Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m.
Location: Knights of Columbus, KC Banquet Center, 5830 Clyde Park Avenue SW, Wyoming, MI
More details: Call 616-784-6389
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