Canyon Lake Prepares to Honor Its Veterans

Veterans Day
Friday is Veterans Day. File image.
Friday is Veterans Day. File image.

Several events are planned in Canyon Lake this week to honor U.S. military veterans, especially the 14,000 who live in Comal County.

Operation Green Light

Comal County commissioners Thursday voted to turn the bell atop the county’s historic courthouse tower green Monday in honor of Operation Greenlight Nov. 7-13.

The initiative aims to shine a light on the issues veterans and their families face as well as the important resources available for veterans at the county level.

Comal residents also are asked to display a green light in their window in honor of Operation Greenlight.

Canyon Lake Pct. 1 Commissioner Donna Eccleston read a proclamation honoring veterans and asking the public to support service members returning to civilian life.

Honor All Who Served at VFW Post 8573

VFW Post 8573 in Sattler hosts a special ceremony honoring all who served at 11 a.m. Friday. Hamburgers and chips will be served afterwards.

GBRA Pancake Breakfast & Free Admission to Gorge Overlook Trail

Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) sponsors a free pancake breakfast 9 a.m. Saturday at Tye Preston Memorial Library, 16311 S. Access Rd., Canyon Lake.

Retired Army Brigadier General Thomas Edwards will speak at 9:45 a.m., accompanied by the Canyon Lake High School JROTC Color Guard.

All active and retired military and their immediate families will receive free admission Friday, Saturday and Sunday to hike the shaded Gorge Overlook Trail. Park hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Last entry is at 4:30 p.m.

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“A Veterans Day Salute” at MVES

At 8 a.m. Friday, students and staff of Mountain Valley Elementary School will present “A Veterans Day Salute.” Veterans Day breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m.

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Veterans Day Celebration at Lakeside Bar and Grill

Veterans are invited to enjoy a free breakfast from 8:30-11 a.m. Friday at the Lakeside Bar and Grill, 405 Watts Lane, Canyon Lake.

On the menu are scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, biscuits and gravy, fresh fruit, and yogurt with granola. Coffee, water and orange juice will be served.

Proof of service is required. The fee is $15 for other guests and $8 for children under the age of 12.

Veterans Daybiker Brunch

Gruene Harley-Davidson invites veterans to pull up and enjoy brunch from 9-11 a.m. Friday.

The first 25 veterans will receive a free ticket to Wursfest. Gruene Harley-Davidson is located at 1288 Loop 337 New Braunfels.

Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony

City of New Braunfels honors veterans with a parade starting at 9 a.m. Saturday in downtown New Braunfels.

Parade Grand Marshal is Lt. Gen. Richard “Tex” Brown, a 34-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force who flew 140 combat missions and was highly decorated for his achievement in combat operations.

A Veterans Day ceremony follows at Prince Solms Park. Speaker is Col. Doug “Stoli” Nickolai, who spent 25 years as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force.

“America at War 1941-1945

Tickets are now available for “America at War 1941-1945,”  scheduled for 10 a.m. Nov. 19. The presentation features Bryan Degner, education outreach coordinator for the National Museum of the Pacific War (NMPW) in Fredericksburg.

His talk focuses on events leading up to the United States entering the Second World War and also will focus on efforts on the home front.

Degner will bring artifacts participants can see up close and in some cases touch, hold or put them on.

For more information call 830-964-3744.



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