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Celebrate Veterans Day in OKC

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We, at MetroFamily, extend our sincerest appreciation to all our veterans for your service! On this day, we honor our military and the sacrifices made for our freedoms. Organizations in the metro have organized opportunities to teach the community the importance of honoring those who serve. Check out this list for ways to honor veterans in the metro today, plus special discounts for veterans.

Nov. 3-4

FREE Making History Project at First American Museum (659 First Americans Blvd) features a celebration of  Oklahoma tribal members who serve our community in the U.S. military. Help create records for the gallery veteran database by providing a portrait and their service information. Gallery admission free for veteran participants. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Nov. 5

FREE Canadian County Veterans Parade & Celebration in Downtown El Reno (206 W Bickford, El Reno) features a parade, guest speaker, patriotic songs performed by a local choir and a recital of the Gettysburg Address. 3-4:30 p.m.

Nov. 10

FREE Veterans Day Parade in Midwest City (S.E. 15th St and Century Blvd, Midwest City) features a parade featuring marching bands, military personnel and equipment, Shriner’s and more. 10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Nov. 11

FREE Veterans Day Celebration at the 45th Infantry Division Museum (2145 N.E. 36th St) features a performance by the 145th Army Band, a guest speaker and a beautiful Massing of the Colors. The museum and its grounds will be open for attendees to enjoy as well. 10-11 a.m.

FREE Moore Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park (301 S Howard Ave, Moore) features a special ceremony honoring the sacrifice of local veterans and their families. 10-11 a.m.

FREE Blanchard’s Veterans Day Parade (Main St, Blanchard) features high school marching bands and cheer squads, as well as numerous Shriners’ units and more, all paying tribute to U.S. military veterans. 10:30 a.m.- noon.

Veterans Day 5K at Mitch Park (1501 W Covell Rd, Edmond) features a 5K run and family activities benefiting Mission 22, a nonprofit serving active service members, veterans and their families. $25-$30. 3 p.m.

FREE Veterans Celebration at the Edmond History Museum (1st St, Edmond) features live music, informational booths, guest speakers and more. Kids can take part in several activities, and all guests can stop but the thank you card station to show support for those who have served. Free to attend. 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Nov. 12

FREE Norman’s Veteran’s Day Parade at Reaves Park (2501 S Jenkins Ave, Norman) features a parade and memorial ceremony commemorating those who defend our country. 2-4:30 p.m.


Venues offering free or discounted admission for veterans: 

  • Andy’s Altitude – Free All Access Pass for active & retired military on Saturday. Family members $20.
  • First Americans Museum – Free gallery admission for veteran participants in the Making History Project.
  • Oklahoma City Museum of Art – Military service members and veterans receive $5 admission year-round and kids 17 & under are always free!
  • Oklahoma City Zoo – Throughout November, the OKC Zoo is offering all active duty, retired and veteran members of the military, National Guard and Reserves free general Zoo admission for the entire month. Additionally, up to four immediate family members of qualifying individuals will receive 50% off of general Zoo admission on the date of visit. Military members must show valid military ID at the Zoo’s ticket window upon arrival to receive complimentary admission for themselves and discounts for up to four accompanying guests
  • Oklahoma Hall of Fame – The Oklahoma Hall of Fame offers a military and veteran admission discount throughout the year.
  • Sam Noble Museum – year-round free admission for active-duty military and veterans and $1 discount for any non-service family members and/or friends.


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