Events, businesses will honor veterans today
KINGMAN - The Lingenfelter Center and The Gardens Rehabilitation and Care Center will pay tribute to their residents who served in the military with a Veterans Day Parade at 2 p.m. today.
The parade will start at the Lingenfelter Center, 1099 Sunrise Ave., and will travel down Western Avenue and neighboring streets, ending back at the center.
The parade drew several hundred spectators last year with more than 30 entries, including the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 975, Patriot Guard Riders, fire trucks, classic cars, gymnastics and dance team, and cheerleaders from local high school and junior high schools.
American Legion Post 14 will present a Veterans Day memorial ceremony at 11 a.m. at the cemetery, with the raising of the flag, Pledge of Allegiance and brief testimony commemorating veterans' service.
VFW Post 10386 will also have a flag-raising ceremony at 11 a.m. at 3036 E. John L Ave.
Local restaurants will honor veterans (military ID or DD Form 214 required) with specials and discounts:
Denny's, 3255 E. Andy Devine Ave.: Free build-your-own Grand Slam breakfast, 5 a.m. to noon.
IHOP, 3600 Stockton Hill Road: One order of Red (glazed strawberries, White (whipped cream) and Blue (blueberry compote) pancakes, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Golden Corral, 3580 Stockton Hill Road: Free buffet and beverage from 5 p.m. 9 p.m.
Chili's, 3840 Stockton Hill Road: Free Veterans Day menu with seven items (beverage not included), 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Cracker Barrel, 3520 Stockton Hill Road: Free double-fudge chocolate Coca-Cola cake with purchase of entrée.
Calico's, 418 W. Beale St.: 50 percent off bill, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Garlic Clove, 509 E. Beale St.: 10 percent off bill.
Starbuck's (select locations): Free coffee.