Texomaland Veteran's Day Events and Services

Veteran’s Day falls on Friday, November 11, 2022, this year, so November is a big month honoring our military service members in Texomaland. Veteran’s Day is a public holiday held on the anniversary of the end of World War I, November 11, 1918, to honor U.S. veterans and victims of all wars. 

Veteran’s Day is celebrated on or around November 11 annually. On Veteran’s Day, our nation comes together to remember and honor the service and sacrifices of our Veterans. Veteran’s Day means many things to many people. Veteran’s Day was first observed in 1919 on the first anniversary of the 1918 Armistice that ended World War I and was called Armistice Day. 

Veteran’s Day was commemorated in 1921 with the burial of an unknown soldier from World War I at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. In 1938, November 11 became an official national holiday in the United States to honor veterans. To honor those who had served in all U.S. wars, its name was officially changed to Veterans Day in 1954. Other countries followed suit with holidays honoring their veterans. 

Britain, Canada, Australia, and France observe November 11 in honor of the veterans of World Wars I and II. The second Sunday of November is Remembrance Sunday in the United Kingdom. Canada observes November 11 as Remembrance Day. It is common to have two minutes of silence at 11:00 AM on November 11, In Britain and the Commonwealth and in countries of Europe, the time and date of the World War I Armistice in 1918.

It seems like there are fewer Texomaland Veteran’s Day events this year than in previous years. It is hard to believe that the pandemic affected Veteran’s Day in Oklahoma and Texas in 2022. I have included a few other Veteran’s activities.  If you know of a Veteran’s Day event in Texomaland that I have missed, please email me at [email protected]. 

Texomaland Veteran’s Day and Other Veteran’s Events, November 2022

Women Veteran Luncheon

Tuesday, November, 1, 2022, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Open to all women veterans. Come help both the VFW Post 2772 in Sherman and MVPN celebrate Women Veterans in the Military

Sponsored by VFW Post 2772 - Walker House, 1100 West Walker, Denison Texas

VFW Post 2772 Fall Trades Day

Saturday, November 5, 2022, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sherman VFW Post 2772, 1707 Baker Rd, Sherman, TX

VFW Post 2772 Fall Trades Day in Sherman Join us for a family friendly shopping event supporting local artisans, businesses and veterans. The post will have over 35 vendors, food trucks, a bounce house, and more.

Veteran’s Day Remembrance Ceremony at Grayson College

Friday, November 11, 2022, 11 a.m. 

Grayson College Veterans Day Remembrance Ceremony: Honoring K-9 units & Service Animals with Guest Speaker Officer Breg Anderson and K-9 Officer Jaeger on the 2nd floor of the Life Center by the Veteran’s Hub. 6101 Grayson Drive, Denison, Texas. 

Veteran’s Day VPR

Friday, November 11, 2022, 11 a.m.

Guest Speaker: Lynn Loomer, Texas State Commander, Veteran Park within Fairview Park, Sherman, Texas. Sponsored by Sherman VFW Post 2772.

1121 W Taylor St, Sherman, Texas.

Veteran’s Day Parade

Friday, November 11, 2022, 9:30 a.m.

The Durant Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to be a part of the 2022 Veterans Day Parade! “TO DIE WITH HONOR IS TO LIVE FOREVER” is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, at 9:30 AM.  The deadline for entries into the parade for judging is Friday, Nov. 7, 2022. Return entry forms to the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce: Address: 215 N 4th Ave, Durant | Fax: 580-924-0348 | Email: [email protected]

In case of inclement weather, check for updates on parade status at:



Texomaland Restaurant’s Complimentary Veteran’s Day Meals

Chili's: Veterans and active-duty service members get a free meal from a select menu on November 11. Available for in-restaurant only.

Cicis Pizza: Active and retired military personnel get a free adult buffet on buffet on November 11. The offer is valid for dine-in only and it does not include a drink.

Cracker Barrel: Veterans get a complimentary slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake in-store or online on November 11.

Golden Corral: Golden Corral is hosting their Military Appreciation Night on November 14 from 5pm to close. This includes a free “thank you” meal when dining in.

Red Lobster: Veterans, active-duty military and reservists get a free Walt's Favorite Shrimp, Fries, and Coleslaw on November 11. The offer is available for dine-in and To Go orders placed in-restaurant between 11:00am and 4:00pm local time.

Starbucks: As with previous years, Starbucks will offer a free tall (12-oz) hot brewed coffee for veterans, military service members and military spouses on November 11. As a new addition in 2022, Starbucks is expanding this offer to include a free tall (12-oz) iced coffee.

Texomaland Veteran’s Services

Grayson College Veteran’s Services Offices

Grayson College has dedicated a special space for student veterans and dependents. As a student, The Hub is your place on campus. Veterans, dependents and military personnel are encouraged to utilize our newly updated Hub. Come study, use the free WI-FI and printer, enjoy a cup of complimentary coffee, watch television, and network with other veterans. There are also 200 movies currently available for use by veterans in The Hub. The Student Veteran Association (SVA) meets here twice monthly for regularly scheduled club meetings.

Salvation Army of Grayson County

Salvation Army of Grayson County: 5700 Texoma Parkway Sherman, Texas, 75090. Main #: 903-868-9602, Ext. 2. Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., leave msg Eligibility: Veterans who reside in Grayson County, Fannin, and Cooke Counties Services: Provides a wide variety of services for veterans, their families and surviving spouses. Services include financial, homeless prevention, shelter and rapid rehousing. Additional information and referral may be provided including other basic needs like food pantry, clothing, household items, furniture, crisis counseling, and assistance with completing and filing forms. Service Area: Cooke, Fannin, and Grayson Counties

The Rehabilitation Center

The Rehabilitation Center, 1216 Hillcrest Drive Sherman, Texas, 75092. Main: 903-893-7457; Fax: 903-893-6671. Hours: Monday to Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Eligibility: Those needing various forms of rehabilitation Services: Clients include veterans as well as the general public. Services include occupational therapy, physical, speech and language therapy, a sensory integration clinic, and an array of support and adjunct services. Does not turn anyone away for lack of funds. Service Area: N. Texas area

Texoma Community Center 

As the Local Mental Health Authority for Cooke, Fannin & Grayson counties, we want to ensure all Veterans and their families know we are a resource for mental health help. Best described as an “Army of Volunteers”, the Military Veteran Peer Network. or MVPN, we provide an affiliation of Texoma’s service members and veterans to network with each other and support each other on a peer-to-peer level. MVPN serves as a hub for vetting community resources, providing an opportunity for volunteers to make a difference in the lives of fellow veterans, and advocate for veterans.

315 West McClain Drive, Sherman, Texas, 75092.

Phone: 903-957-4700 or 877-530-2228. Fax: 903-9573416

Cooke County Texas Veteran Services

Assists Texas Veterans and their families with providing information and applying for earned benefits both state and federal.

301 South Chesnut, Gainesville, Texas, 76240.

Phone: 940-668-5436

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Oklahoma Veterans Center

1015 S Commerce St, Ardmore, Oklahoma, 73401

The Ardmore Veterans Home is a historic site situated on 55 acres of lawns, gardens, and fields. The beautiful modern site is located on the US Highway 77 (1015 S. Commerce) in the southwest section of Ardmore, Oklahoma.  The original buildings of the home were constructed in 1910 as a home for Civil War Veterans.  Since that time nursing care beds have been added for the improvement of the facility. This home provides care for male and female veterans to honor their military service to this great country.

For admission information, applicants should communicate directly with the Admission Office by phone at 580-223-2266.

Amvets of Durant

 715 N 1st Ave, Durant, OK 74701

Mission: To enhance and safeguard the entitlements for all American Veterans who have served honorably and to improve the quality of life for them, their families, and the communities where they live through leadership, advocacy and services.

Texomaland VFW Posts

Bryan County VFW Post 3916

123 South 2nd Ave, Durant, Oklahoma

VFW Post 7873 Pottsboro TX

250 VFW Drive, Pottsboro, Texas.

VFW Post 2772 Sherman 

1707 Baker Road, Sherman, Texas.

Post 1922 Hughes-Tune Post

3332 N Grand Avenue, Gainesville, Texas. 

Post 4574 Carter County Memorial Post

529 South Washington, Ardmore, Oklahoma.

Texomaland American Legion Posts

American Legion Post 231

133 Army Ave, Pottsboro, Texas.

American Legion James Adams Post 376

 293 Jay Rd, Van Alstyne, Texas.

Vaughn-Walling American Legion Post 550

905 Foundation Dr, Pilot Point, Texas.

American Legion Post 62

 419 W Crawford St, Denison, Texas. 

American Legion SFC Jared C Monti Post 263

58 Clark Rd, Gainesville, Texas.

Oklahoma American Legion Post 164

201 S Capitol Ave, Tishomingo, 

American Legion George R. Anderson Post 65

33 Burton St, Ardmore, Oklahoma.

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GOOD. Water normal stained; 65 degrees; 2.55 feet below pool. Striped bass fishing is good with gulls working active fish around main lake river ledges in 60-70 feet of water. Drift live shad or flukes suspended 30-40 feet down. Largemouth and smallmouth bass are fair on live shad along the bluffs, and the main lake points off the banks. Swimbaits are landing catches off the boulders and on the clay banks. Catfish are good, drifting large cut shad chunks along deep flats off the river channels in 50-60 feet of water. Bigger fish will start to move shallower with colder water temperatures. Crappie are slow on jigs and minnows fishing brush in 10-15 feet of water and around docks. Report by Jacob Orr, Lake Texoma Guaranteed Guide Service. Striped bass are good with daily limits under the birds. Fish midlake schools with slabs, swimbaits and live bait. There is some deadstick action. Report by John Blasingame, Adventure Texoma Outdoors.

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