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Lubbock plans free concerts, historical events for Veterans Day


It was originally called Armistice Day, marking the end of World War One.

The name was changed in 1954, when Nov. 11 became a day to honor veterans from all of America's conflicts.

There are several Veterans Day events taking place in Lubbock Monday.

Mayor Glen Robertson will read the Veterans Day presidential proclamation at 11 a.m. at the Silent Wings Museum at 6202 Interstate 27 Frontage.

That's followed by a "Toys Go To War" gallery talk at 2 p.m. from Donald Abbe and then at 5:30 p.m. it's guest speaker Lieutenant Commander Barry McCool - father of fallen astronaut Willie McCool.

The Carillon Lifecare Community at 1717 Norfolk Avenue will honor our veterans Monday as well.

Their program will feature a presentation by Dr. Ted Hartman on his book "Tank Driver." That starts at 2:30 p.m.

The Texas Tech School of Music Matador Singers will present a free Veterans Day Concert, 8 p.m. Monday night at the Hemmle Recital Hall.

Texas Tech will also participate in National Remembrance Roll Call at 12:30 p.m. at Memorial Circle. Names of those who have served, and are currently serving, the country will be read at the event. A national minute of silence will follow the event at 1 p.m. 

And, as a way to say thank you to those who have served, Sport Clips will offer free haircuts to U.S. service members and veterans on Monday. You just need proof of service.

The Lubbock locations will host a Veterans Day Cut-a-thon where $1 from each haircut service will benefit the "Help A Hero" program that provides scholarships for veterans.

And this Thursday, Workforce Solutions South Plains will host a Veterans Job Fair.

The statewide event, "Hiring Red, White and You," aims to connect veterans and their spouses with companies looking to hire. 

The job fair will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.

More than 60 area employers are expected to be there.

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