Events Monday will mark Veterans Day
The following is a list of community activities and recognitions happening Monday, Veterans Day, around the area:
■ 11 a.m.
■ Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial Park, at the Colorado Welcome Center in Fruita, just off the Fruita exit from Interstate 70.
■ Armed Forces veterans will be honored at a ceremony that will feature music and a keynote speech by Tom Fisher, Mesa County administrator and a National Guard colonel.
■ Parking is available at the park and attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating.
■ The Commons of Hilltop, 625 271/2 Road, Grand Junction. 1:30 p.m.
■ The Fountains of Hilltop, 3203 N. 15th St., Grand Junction, 3 p.m.
Public is invited to both free ceremonies.
Holy Family celebration
■ Gymnasium at Holy Family Catholic School, 786 26 1/2 Road, Grand Junction, 2 p.m.
Students will honor veterans in a ceremony that will include music, readings and salutes. Attendees are encouraged to wear red, white and blue.
For veterans and active-duty military personnel on Veterans Day
■ Applebee’s — One free Signature meal
■ Chili’s — Choose one of seven free meals
■ Denny’s — Free all-you-can-eat pancakes, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
■ Golden Corral — Free meal
■ Hooters — 10 free boneless wings with drink purchase
■ Little Caesars — Free Crazy Bread
■ Olive Garden — Free entree
■ Outback Steakhouse — Free Bloomin’ Onion and a Coke, Monday and Tuesday; also 10 percent military discount from Nov. 13 - Dec. 31.
■ Texas Roadhouse — Free lunch from a limited menu and drink
■ Einstein Bros. Bagels — Free bagel
■ Red Lobster — Free appetizer
■ Village Inn — Free pie or pancakes
■ Colorado state parks — Military men and women get free admission on Veterans Day Monday
■ U.S. National Parks: Free admission for everyone, Nov. 10 to Nov. 12
Canned food drive
Throughout the month of November, you can bring canned and non-perishable foods to either Mesa County Sheriff’s Office location:
■ Long’s Park substation, Patterson Road, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays.
■ Main sheriff’s office, 215 Rice St., Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All food will be delivered to the local veterans center the first week of December.