If you don’t know a veteran, you’ve got 24 hours to find one. They’re remarkable folks, who served the U.S. in some capacity and Wednesday is Veterans Day. It’s the day when the country takes time to appreciate the sacrifices made by those serving in the military.
The weather forecast calls for the possibility of showers for the Dallas Veterans Day Parade, but what’s a little rain when you realize what these folks have done. This year’s parade “will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. In addition to honoring all veterans, this year’s parade will specifically recognize the sacrifices World War II service men and women made to preserve the freedoms and liberties we enjoy today.”
Even if you can’t make the parade, there are still opportunities in which you can show your support like the Daughters of World War II luncheon at the Hilton Anatole. It’s going to a very special occasion, since the number of WWII vets is dwindling.
And there’s also the Stars & Stripes Film Festival that kicks off Thursday at the Angelika and continues through Sunday, November 15. There is even a luncheon Friday at the Dallas County Club with Gen. Tommy Franks benefiting Sons of the Flag. According to S&SFF Co-Chair Pete Foster, Navajo code breaker Samuel Holiday is scheduled to be on hand Saturday, at 3 p.m.