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Veteran's Day events are planned across the Upstate.  Here's a look at some of them. Veteran's Day events are planned across the Upstate. Here's a look at some of them.
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Veteran's Day events are planned across the Upstate.  Here's a look at some of them.

The State Museum in Columbia will have free admission for retired and active military members on Monday, November 11th. Special military-themed activities are planned. The museum is open Monday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The special free military discount will be offered with valid military I.D.  Military families with a valid I.D. will receive $1 off general admission.  

Chimney Rock State Park is honoring the service of veterans, retired and active military personnel with a free visit during November 7-11, 2013. Fall foliage should remain near peak color in lower elevations of Chimney Rock and Lake Lure through this weekend, making the 75-mile panoramic views from atop the Chimney even more breathtaking. Free admission only for military members with ID, not for entire party, and veterans must present military ID or proof of service. Military ID provides a $2 discount for other adults and $1 discount for youth ages 5-15 in the service member's vehicle. Military discount on admission available year-round. A local boy scout troop from Western North Carolina will raise the flag over Chimney Rock at 9am on Monday, November 11 in honor of Veteran's Day. 

GHS Veteran’s Day ceremony starts at 11 a.m. and includes an announcement offering expanded care to Upstate veterans. The ceremony will be  in front of Greenville Memorial Hospital, featuring several speakers, a bagpipe performance, 21-gun salute and playing of Taps. The ceremony is expected to last approximately one hour, with details about the expanded services announced at approximately 11:30-11:45 a.m. Several iconic elements - including the raising of the colors, the pledge of allegiance and the singing of the national anthem - will take place in the first 30 minutes. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in the lobby of Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Greenville Technical College will celebrate Veterans Day with activities that recognize the contributions of those who have served in our nation's military. On Monday, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the grand opening of a new area set aside for veterans will be celebrated with cake and refreshments in the Student Center (building 105) on the second floor.  The gathering area -- Eagle's Nest -- is located in the Engineering Technologies building (103), room 427A, on the Barton Campus.

Union County Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony will be Monday, Nov. 11th. The parade begins at 10:20 a.m. The ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m. at the Memorial Markers on Main Street.

Greenville County and the Greenville Joint Veterans Council Veterans Day Ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at Greenville Co. Square beside the veterans monument, recognizing disabled veterans-certificates and Purple Heart Awards.

Columbus, NC will have a Veterans Day parade at 9:30 a.m. WSPA-TV’s Tom Crabtree will be the parade announcer. The parade route starts at the Food Lion on Highway 108 East (Mills Street) goes downtown, turns right onto Peak, then right on Ward Street. A Veterans Day memorial service will begin at the Veterans Memorial Park shortly after the parade has ended. Spectators are encouraged to wear their red, white and blue and to bring their American flags.

The Spartanburg Veterans Day parade will begin at 4 p.m. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church and continues on Church Street to the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium. Disabled American Veterans Commander Steven Reese said the parade has about 50 units, and the parade grand marshal will be retired Lt. Col. Ted Ballard, a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War.

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