Gonzaga, Michigan State to play on USS Abraham Lincoln deck in first aircraft carrier game since 2012
USA: Veterans Day: Carrier Classic Basketball Game aboard the USS Carl Vinson University of North Carolina battles Michigan State aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Vinson during the Carrier Classic on Veterans Day Friday, November 11, 2011 in Coronado, CA. Michigan State and Gonzaga will square off on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln off the coast of San Diego on Nov. 11, the schools announced. It will be the second time that Michigan State has played on an aircraft carrier. The 2011 matchup in the Carrier Classic finished less than an hour before rain poured in the area. We're excited to face an incredible program in Michigan State and a great colleague in Coach Izzo.wftv.com
Austin forces cancellation of Veteran's Day parade, Gov. Abbott, others respond to 'slap in the face'
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has invited military veterans in Austin, Texas to gather at the state capitol building after their Veterans Day parade was cancelled due to the city’s coronavirus restrictions.news.yahoo.com
Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin gets COVID-19 vaccine
Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, seen here in a 2019 Veteran's Day parade in New York City, has received his first vaccination shot for COVID-19. Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, who landed on the moon over 51 years ago, received his first COVID-19 vaccine Monday (Jan. 18), just before his 91st birthday on Jan. 20. "Received my first Covid-19 vaccine today, a couple of days prior to my 91st birthday," Aldrin tweeted Monday afternoon. Related: Coronavirus outbreak: Live UpdatesReceived my first Covid-19 vaccine today, a couple of days prior to my 91st birthday. Special thanks go to two outstanding patriots, Vlad Ghenciu Esq and Brian M Cronin, for their invaluable assistance, and to my organization, Buzz Aldrin Ventures LLC for permanent support.space.com
Florida couple discovers, returns WWII veteran’s keepsakes to family
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One Florida couple found some important items belonging to a World War II veteran and vowed to get them to their family member if possible, News 6 partner News4Jax reports. “I found the flag; she found the family,” Lloyd Hyatt said of his wife, Melissa. Lloyd Hyatt, a veteran himself, knew the flag was oddly placed and didn’t belong in that shop. Melissa Hyatt reached out to several of Smith’s family members via Facebook to try and connect with them to get the items to their rightful owners. And we were so glad that didn’t happen,” Lloyd Hyatt said.
Where you can receive Veterans Day discounts in Central Florida
Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesORLANDO, Fla. - With Veterans Day on the horizon and many people relieved of duty from work or school, many Central Florida businesses are offering deals and discounts for veterans. Originally created as Armistice Day following the end of WWI, and later becoming a national holiday in 1938, this year marks the 81st Veterans Day the U.S. has recognized. Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens offers a year-round 20% off discount to veterans and active service members on a single-day admission ticket. LEGOLAND Florida is offering veterans free admission from Nov. 1-25. Does your business have a Veteran's Day deal or discount?
Veterans to receive free admission to Orlando Science Center
ORLANDO, Fla. - Just in time for Veteran's Day, the Orlando Science Center has extended free admission to all active and former military personnel. From Nov. 1 till Nov. 17, veterans can join the center's 670,000 annual visitors and experience 11 interactive exhibits, theaters and seasonal offerings. Located at the Red Tails Monument outside the center, visitors can experience a bugler performing the classic military song, "Taps." "Everyone at Orlando Science Center is grateful for the service of our veterans," Vice President of Marketing Jeff Stanford said. For more information on the Orlando Science Center, click hereCopyright 2019 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.