Veterans Day 2013 Local Events

Posted on: 3:44 pm, November 8, 2013, by , updated on: 09:07am, November 11, 2013

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These events are planned at locations in and around the Quad Cities in observance of Veterans Day 2013.  To add your event to this list, please email info to news@wqad.com.

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Bettendorf:  Veterans Day ceremony, 2 p.m. Monday, November 11, 2013.  Congressman Dave Loebsack is scheduled to speak.  Veterans Memorial Park, 1645 23rd Street in Bettendorf.

Davenport: Veterans Day Parade, Monday, November 11 at 10 a.m. starting at 4th and Western Streets, moves east to Main Street, south to Second Street, west to Scott Street, and north to 4th Street. Parade followed by ceremony at the Scott County Courthouse around 11 a.m.

Davenport:  Holiday Mail for Heroes card signing event, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, November 11, 2013 at the Rogalski Center at St. Ambrose University in Davenport.  Students and citizens can help spread holiday cheer and thank members of the military for their service by signing holiday cards that will be distributed to the troops and their families.  You can also send signed cards for the Holiday Mail for Heroes program through December 6.  For details, click here.

Davenport:  Veterans Day Ceremony, 4 p.m. Monday, November 11, 2013 at the student union at Palmer College, 1000 Brady Street.  Maj. Gen. Kendall Penn, deputy commander for operations, First Army, scheduled to speak.

Dixon, Illinois:  Veterans Day service at Veterans Memorial Park, 11 a.m. Saturday, November 9, 2013.  Maj. Gen. Michael Smith, deputy commander for support, First Army, scheduled to speak.

East Moline:  Veterans Day Ceremony, 11 a.m. Monday, November 11, 2013 at East Moline American Legion Hall.

Galva:  Veterans Day Ceremony, 11 a.m. Monday, November 11, 2013 at Galva Veterans Park.

Milan:  Wreath laying and Honor Guard will fire a salute at the foot of the front lawn of the American Legion post at 515 West First Avenue in Milan.  11 a.m. Monday, November 11, 2013.  Event is immediately followed by service in the parking lot to retire U.S. flags no longer suitable for public display.  Damaged flags are collected throughout the year in a box in front of the Legion building.  Both ceremonies are open to the public, and the public is invited to stay for a free light lunch.  Free will donations appreciated.

Moline:  American Legion Veterans Day celebration, 11 a.m. Monday, November 11, 2013 at Moline American Legion Hall.

Orion:  Veterans Day Ceremony, 1 p.m. Monday, November 11, 2013 at Orion Central Park.

Preston, Iowa:  VFW Veterans Day Ceremony, 9:30 a.m. Monday, November 11, 2013 at Preston High School.

Rock Island Arsenal:  Veterans Day Ceremony, 1 p.m. Monday, November 11, 2013 at the main flagpole circle at the Rock Island National Cemetery.  Keynote speaker is Maj. Gen. Wharton, Commanding General of the Rock Island Arsenal.

Silvis:  Hero Street recognition, 10 a.m. Saturday, November 9, 2013.  Lt. Gen. Michael S. Tucker, commander, First Army, scheduled to speak.

Silvis:  Veterans Day Ceremony, 11 a.m. Monday, November 11, 2013, Hero Street in Silvis.