Veterans Day is on November 11th this year, and organizations across Lubbock will be holding events commemorating the holiday.

The Silent Wings Museum will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Monday, November 12th, and will be completely free of charge to visit. Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson will read a proclamation, and author and World War II historian Jack Woodville London will also speak at the event.

The local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2466 will be giving away poppies on November 9th and 10th at the United Supermarkets at 50th Street and Indiana Avenue and 82nd and Frankford, and will be accepting donations as well. The group will also hold their monthly fish fry, which features all-you-can-eat fish, hush puppies, and coleslaw on November 9th. The cost is $10, and will be held at 501 E. 114th Street from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

The Disabled American Veterans will partner with Golden Corral on Monday, November 12th, and veterans and active military service members eat free with a valid ID card from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Texas Tech’s Vietnam Center and Archive will host Ricky Bleier as part of their Guest Lecture Series. Bleier played football at Notre Dame, and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1968, but also received a draft notice from the U.S. Army that year as well. He was wounded in Vietnam, and doctors told Bleier that he would never play football again. With the support of Steelers owner Art Rooney, coach, and teammates, Bleier trained more and became a notable running back for the team during their four Super Bowl winds during the 1970s. Bleier will speak on Friday, November 9th at 7 p.m. in the Lanier Auditorium at the Texas Tech School of Law.

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