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Home Of The Brave Say ‘thank you’ to our military heroes at these local Veterans Day events. On the first anniversary of the end of World War I fighting — Nov. 11, 1919 — President Woodrow Wilson declared Americans’ reflections should “be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory.” That proclamation was the start of Veterans Day, and now, 95 years later, Columbians can continue the tradition of honoring, remembering and celebrating veterans with these Mizzou Veterans Week events. To see more events, visit www.stufftodo.missouri.edu. — ANITA NEAL HARRISON

NOVEMBER 8 Join Joan Stack, curator of art collections at the State Historical Society of Missouri, for a tour of the exhibition “Art for a World at War: WWI Posters and Editorial Cartoons.” See original World War I posters and editorial cartoons and learn how they reflect the vigilance, anxiety and patriotic devotion of the era. To celebrate all U.S. veterans, State Historical Society military artifacts from a variety of conflicts will be on special display at the event. The exhibit will run from Oct. 14 to Feb. 14. Free; 1:30 p.m.; 1020 Lowry St.; 800-747-6366; www.shs.umsystem.edu

NOVEMBER 8 Volunteer cadets and midshipmen from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force ROTC units at the University of Missouri will form a two-person detail to perform a vigil of honor in front of the Boone County war memorials at the Boone County Courthouse. There will be a detail marching every hour from Nov. 8 to Nov. 9. Volunteers will read a list of veterans’ names during the vigil and at the closing ceremony. Free; 2 p.m.; 705 E. Walnut; 573-882-0554; www.airforce.missouri.edu

NOVEMBER 9 The annual University of Missouri Veterans Day Parade hosted by the Air Force ROTC will begin at the Mizzou Columns and travel along Eighth Street to the Boone County Courthouse. Several Boone County veterans and

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commemorative organizations will participate. A short ceremony will be held at the Boone County Courthouse immediately following the parade. The ceremony will conclude with remarks by a distinguished guest speaker followed by a three-volley salute and the playing of taps. Free; parade at 1:30 p.m., ceremony at 2 p.m.; Eighth Street for parade, 705 E. Walnut for ceremony; 573-882-0554; www.airforce.missouri.edu

NOVEMBER 10 Come to the Missouri Theatre to hear the incredible story of J.R. Martinez, a U.S. Army veteran, author, actor, motivational speaker and winner of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” In 2001, Martinez sustained severe burns to more than 34 percent of his body while serving in Iraq. His New York Times best-selling book, Full of Heart: My Story of Survival, Strength and Spirit, details how he took his personal tragedy and turned it into inspiration for others. Free; 7:30 p.m.; 203 S. Ninth St.; 573882-3780; www.stufftodo.missouri.edu

NOVEMBER 11 Recognize and honor MU veterans at the Wreath Laying Ceremony and Blue Star Memorial Dedication. The event begins with a ceremony on the east side of Memorial Union where the new Blue Star Memorial will be dedicated. After a procession to the Memorial Tower, the annual wreath ceremony will occur followed by the National Roll Call. Free; noon; 518 Hitt St.; www.facebook.com/ MUSUPB

dress up NOVEMBER 7 You are cordially invited to DIAMOND NIGHT 2014 – STAR LIGHT START BRIGHT, A Storybook Black Tie Gala Benefiting Great Circle at the Holiday Day Inn Executive Center. The diamond is a traditional symbol of promise in relationships and signifies Great Circle’s commitment to the children in its care. This evening of elegance includes a cocktail reception, dinner and a program, a silent auction with fairy-talerelated items and a live auction featuring fine jewelry courtesy of KT Diamond Jewelers and Buchroeders Jewelers. Single tickets $125, pair of tickets $200; 6 p.m.; 2200 I-70 Drive SW; 573-442-8331; www.greatcircle.org

shop NOVEMBER 21–23 Get a head start on your holiday shopping at the 25th ANNUAL KING’S DAUGHTERS HOLIDAY FESTIVAL at the Columbia Expo Center. Find one-of-a-kind gifts from merchants selling everything from home décor and fresh-baked goods to high fashion and children’s gifts. A VIP Sneak Peek Shopping Event on Friday will include a book signing with New York Times best-selling author Gary Stewart. Ticket sales and auction proceeds benefit the King’s Daughters charities. $35 general admission Friday, $50 to attend reception with Gary Stewart, $3 in advance or $6 at the door Saturday and Sunday; 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 2200 I-70 Drive S.W.; www.kdholidayfestival.com

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