Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day is Thursday, November 11th, 2010. Join Iowa in honoring Veterans who have selflessly defended our country and freedom. Take time Thursday to thank the servicemen and women for their time, service, and dedication to our country.

Some events that will be happening around the Des Moines area in honor of Veteran’s Day:


8 a.m. at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter off Exit 113 of Interstate Highway 80
9 a.m. at the World War I Gold Star Monument, 700 E. University Ave
10 a.m. at the Korean and Vietnam memorials on the Iowa Capitol grounds
11 a.m. at meeting rooms 7 and 8 of Hy-Vee Hall in downtown Des Moines
2 p.m. at the World War II Memorial on the Capitol grounds.

  • State wide Hy-Vee is offering a free breakfast for veterans at all locations with a Hy-Vee kitchen. Veterans can choose from scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hash brown casserole, biscuits and gravy, and more. Breakfast will be served with a free small beverage.
  • Texas Roadhouse will give a free meal from 3 to 6 p.m. to all veterans or active military personnel who show up in uniform or with military identification. 8744 Northpark Drive.
  • Casey’s will be giving free coffee to all veterans
  • The Gold Star Military Museum at Camp Dodge in Johnston is open to the public all day. A special concert by children is set for 10 a.m. 7105 N.W. 70th Ave.
  • Fort Des Moines military members and Fort Des Moines Museum will present a salute to veterans. Douglas Pierce, mayor of Norwalk and former assistant adjutant general with the Iowa Air National Guard, is guest speaker. Also scheduled is a tribute to Beverly Moses, a Women Air Service Pilot from Des Moines killed in service in World War II. Noon. 75 E. Army Post Road.

“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…” President Woodrow Wilson- 1919

To find events locally check with your county veterans service office