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Events to honor Veterans in West Michigan

6:29 AM, Nov 11, 2011   |    comments
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(WZZM) - Grand Rapids Veterans Day parade starts at 7:30 Friday on Division Street just north of Michigan.

The parade will go down Division to Fulton Street taking Fulton to Veterans Memorial Park for a ceremony honoring veterans.

Davenport University is celebrating Veterans Day throughout the morning.  Army and National Guard equipment like that currently used in Iraq and Afghanistan will be on display starting at 9:30 a.m. Friday morning.  

A Blackhawk helicopter will touchdown on Davenports campus at 10 a.m. followed by a military fly-over at 10:40 a.m. depending on the weather. There will be a moment of silence at 11 a.m.

Kent City High School is having a special assembly for veterans Friday at 9:45 a.m.  There will be a lunch for veterans and guest after the ceremony from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  

West Ottawa High School is inviting all area veterans to a special assembly beginning at 8:45 a.m. Friday. There is a PowerPoint presentation featuring veterans and current service members.  Veterans and their guest who would like to attend are asked to arrive at 8:15 a.m. for refreshments.

The city of Wyoming is honoring veterans with its annual Veterans Day ceremony at the Veteran's Memorial Garden at 6 p.m. Friday. The program will begin with a message from Mayor Jack Poll and feature the commander of the 63rd brigade in Wyoming Colonel Pablo Estrada Jr.

Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids is hosting a special Veterans Day ceremony at 11:00 a.m. Friday.  The ceremony will take place in the Memorial Tower room and feature a wreath laying and remarks from Mayor George Heartwell.

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