Posted 12 months ago
By Kevin Horn
Veterans Day weekend is approaching and once again Alliance will show its appreciation to those who served in the military.
– A salute to veterans parade will be held this Saturday morning at 10 o’clock on Box Butte Avenue.
The parade will run from 8th Street to 4th Street. Coffee and cookies will be served after the parade at the Methodist Church at 7th and Box Butte and will feature several entries, including the Alliance Middle School Band. While you are at the church after the parade you are also encouraged to sign a Christmas card that will be send to soldiers at the Walter Reed Medical Center.
– Saturday night the Marine Corp will hold its annual birthday celebration at the Alliance VFW.
Social hour begins at 6 with a steak or shrimp dinner at 7. The cost of the dinner is $20 and you can phone your reservations in to Dr. Cork Taylor at 762-6240.
– The annual Tribute to Veterans will take place on Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Alliance Performing Arts Center and will feature the Alliance High School Band. The guest speakers will be five AHS students who have interviewed veterans.
Refreshments will be served after the program by the Box Butte County Soldiers Support Group. You also will be able to sign Christmas cards for soldiers overseas after the program.
– The Alliance St. Agnes Academy will host a Veterans’ Day program on Nov. 11 at 9:30 a.m.
– The annual Veterans’ dinner, which is open to the public, will be held Monday, November 11 at the Alliance VFW from 5:30 to 7. A roast beef dinner will be served and the cost is seven dollars.
For reservations, contact the VFW by Saturday, November 9 at 762-5126. You are asked to call after 4 pm.
Several area businesses will also be offering discounts to veterans. Veterans are required to provide proof of service to obtain the following discounts. Please provide your DD214, Military ID, VA Health Care ID Card or stop in at the Veterans Service Office at 6th and Box Butte to receive the proof of service discount. Participating businesses include:
Subway — 10% discount on any meal
Cover-Jones Motors — 50% discount on any service job during November
Williams Jewelers — 11% discount on any item in store — Nov 7 to 12
Bruce Furniture — 11% of your purchase donated to any veterans organization — Nov. 7 to 12.
Sweet Bre’s Flower Shop — 11% discount on any purchase on Nov. 8 and 9.
Nebraska Total Office — 11% discount on any purchase on Nov. 8 and 9.
KC’s Shortstop — Free fountain drink with purchase of a sub or personal pan pizza on Nov. 9, 10, 11.
Martin’s Family Restaurant — 10% discount on any meal on Nov. 9.
Mobius/Radio Shack — $5.00 discount on purchase of $25 or more on Nov. 9 and 11.
Arby’s Restaurant — 10% discount on any meal on Nov. 9, 10, 11.
The Angel Patch — 11% discount on any order on Nov. 9 and 11.
Homestead Diner — Free meal on November 11.
Sam & Louie’s Restaurant — Free meal on November 11.
Dairy Queen — Free small coffee on November 11.
Newberry’s — Free cookie with purchase of coffee on November 11.
Jaly’s Steakhouse — 20% discount on meal on November 11.
Harris Sales — Free load of bread on November 11 from 9 am to 1 pm.
Taco Johns — 10% discount on meal on November 11.
Roller Hardware — 10% off purchase of up to $100 on November 11.
El Ramo Restaurant — 20% discount on meal on November 11.
LaVilla Restaurant — 20% discount on meal on November 11.
Pizza Hut — 10% discount on meal (excluding buffet) on November 11.
Jerry’s Western Wear — 11% discount on any purchase on November 11.
Redman’s Shoes — 11% discount on any purchase on November 11.
Mane Street Studio — $5.00 discount on hair cut on November 11.
Special Effects Hair Styling — $5.00 discount on hair cut with Holly Westemeier on November 11.
Grocery Kart — 50% discount on deli lunch on November 11.
Bomgaars — 20% discount on purchase (some exclusions) on November 14.
Treasured Grounds — Free Cafe’ Latte on November 11.
TJ’s Sports Bar and Grill — 25% discount on meal for veterans & spouse on November 11.
Raben’s Market — 11% discount on any purchase on November 11.
Twin Ducks Restaurant — 20% discount on any meal November 9, 10, 11.