The 4th annual Veterans Day Parade will start at 1 p.m. from Osage Beach City Hall to Lake of the Ozarks Elks Lodge #2517. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy a community celebration of our heroes. Free food and drinks will be available at the Elks Lodge after the parade.
Art Exhibit, Nov. 5-11
The 3rd annual Veterans Patriotic Art Exhibit is on display at the Lake Ozark Christian Church with daily viewing from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. An awards ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. on Nov. 11. For more information, go to www.artsatthelake.com or call 573-964-6366.
Macks Creek High School, Nov. 10
A celebration of veterans will be held at the Macks Creek high school gymnasium. A breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m. and ceremony at 9 a.m. featuring performances from the Macks Creek School Music Department. A special guest speaker and recognition of all area veterans will be held.
School of the Osage Heritage Elementary, Nov. 10
Students and staff will be serving the veterans breakfast at 8 a.m. Veterans will then go to the classroom and share a story or memorabilia from 8:45 - 9. The Veterans Day Assembly will begin at 9:15 a.m. In honor of veterans and current military personnel, students and staff will display hearts throughout the school with the name of the veteran's name, the sponsoring student's name and the relationship to the veterans.
Camdenton Schools Veterans Day Ceremony, Nov. 10
Camdenton High School will hold a breakfast honoring veterans, soldiers and their families at 7:45 a.m. in the CHS Auxiliary Gymnasium. At 8:50, veterans and their families will be escorted into the CHS Gym for the ceremony that will begin at 9. Camdenton Schools would like to invite the public and all military veterans and soldiers to their ceremony, This year, 22 World War II veterans will be transported through town at 8:30 a.m. They will leave CMS at 8:25 and travel down Highway 5, turn right at the stoplight and proceed down Hwy. 54 to the stoplight in front of UPS, turn right to proceed to CHS. The last three WWII Prisoners Of War from Missouri are among the men on stage. Please watch for the limousines to pass by, they will have signs attached to their cars that say, “Honoring WWII Veterans”. Please call Dr. Paula Brown at 573-480-1887 with questions.
School of the Osage Middle School, Nov. 10
The assembly starts at 8:20 a.m. The students are planning the entire assembly with the help of teachers Wesley Hall and Paula Niemeier. A few other clubs like Builders Club, led by teachers Louise Williams and Steve Adams, and FCA led by Marianne Vincent and Mary Abbott, will be helping out too. Students are still deciding if this will be an all day activity or just the assembly.
School of the Osage High School, Nov. 10
The assembly will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the gym.
Veterans Day Parade, Nov. 11
The 4th annual Veterans Day Parade will start at 1 p.m. from Osage Beach City Hall to Lake of the Ozarks Elks Lodge #2517. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy a community celebration of our heroes. Free food and drinks will be available at the Elks Lodge after the parade. To participate, contact John Morlock at 573-280-3240 or Lexie Morley at 573-302-2010 ext. 308.
Veterans Breakfast, Nov. 11
The Osage Beach Hy-Vee will host a free breakfast buffet for all veterans and active military from 7-11 a.m. Drawings for door prizes will be held. The store would like to have military pictures from veterans and those presently serving. Bring the photos to Hy-Vee and copies will be made. For questions, call 573-302-7977.
Veterans Meals, Nov. 11
CG’s Mini Mart in Sunrise Beach always offers free meals (breakfast and lunch) to veterans on Veterans Day.
Veterans Breakfast & Ceremony, Nov.11
A free breakfast for veterans will be held 7-10:30 a.m. at the American Legion Zack Wheat Post 624 on American Legion Road in Sunrise Beach. This breakfast is also free to firefighters, police and EMTs. At 11 a.m. is the Veterans Day ceremony, open to the public. It is held at the outdoor war memorial or inside the post, depending on weather.
Salute to Veterans, Nov. 11
The Lake Jazz Band is presenting a Salute to Veterans at 7 p.m. at Kent Memorial Lutheran Church, 184 Sunset Hill Drive, Sunrise Beach. The tribute concern featuring “old favorites” in honor of Veterans Day will benefit The Healing Box Project through a freewill offering. The Healing Box Project is a non-profit that is raising money to purchase guitars and music supplies to teach disabled veterans to play guitar and to help them heal through the power of music.