Veterans weekendby jmaloni
•Saturday, Nov. 10 - The Grand Island High School Student Council and Student Advisory Council have organized the first-ever Vikings for Vets 5-kilometer event, with proceeds to benefit WNY Heroes Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting veterans and troops, including the disabled. The race will take place at Veterans Park, 1717 Bedell Road, beginning at 9 a.m., rain or shine. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Entry forms can be found at the Grand Island Recreation Department at the Nike Base on Whitehaven Road, at Grand Island Memorial Library and at Grand Island High School. Email Christina Podlucky atchristinapod[email protected] for more information and to donate money, or visit online at vikingsforveterans.weebly.com.
•Saturday, Nov. 10 - A birthday celebration for the U.S. Marine Corps will take place at Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9249, 2121 Grand Island Blvd., at 3 p.m. The Marine Corps turns 237 years old this year.
•Sunday, Nov. 11 - Grand Island Veterans Day ceremonies will take place at 11 a.m. at Veterans Park on Bedell Road.