An Armed Forces Appreciation Day event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today (May 18) at the Houston Area Chamber of Commerce fairgrounds on North U.S. 63.

The event is a collaboration between the chamber, Houston’s American Legion Post 41, the local Fleet Reserve Association and other veterans organizations. Organizers said it’s designed to honor all active duty military and veterans, as well as gain community support for them, offer help and resources, encourage younger veterans and families of all veterans, and to educate the public.

Planned activities and attractions include an opening with color guard, a car show, live music, guest speakers, recognition of specific veterans, two flag retirement ceremonies, appearances by area politicians and a free meal served to attending veterans.

For more information, call 417-967-2220.

Armed Forces Appreciation Day

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