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Veterans Day Events in Lakeland + Across Polk County

Veterans Day Lakeland

Whether you have a Veteran in the family to celebrate, or would simply like to show your support for our local Veterans, check out the 2023 Veterans Day Events happening in Lakeland and across Polk County. Events are planned in Mulberry, Lake Wales, Auburndale, Haines City, Lake Alfred, and the Lakeland Veterans Day Parade. A list of events is below, it feeds from our calendar. Click any event for more details.

Polk County Public Schools have a school holiday on Friday, November 10 before Veterans Day weekend. Private and Charter school students should check their school calendars (we know McKeel does not have a day off for Veterans Day).

What is Veterans Day? When is Veterans Day?

Veterans Day is an official United States national holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors ALL military veterans – persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I; major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. The United States previously observed Armistice Day. The U.S. holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.

Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day held annually in May; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. service members and veterans of all wars, while Memorial Day honors those who died while in military service. {Source: Wikipedia}

2023 Veterans Day Events in Lakeland and Polk County

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