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The Wall That Heals
Nov
7
to Nov 10

The Wall That Heals

The mobile Vietnam Wall will be back in our area, this time in Stephenville, TX.

On Veterans Day 1996, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) unveiled a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., designed to travel to communities throughout the United States. Since its dedication, The Wall That Heals has been displayed at nearly 600 communities throughout the nation, spreading the Memorial’s healing legacy to millions.

Bringing The Wall home to communities throughout our country allows the souls enshrined on the Memorial to exist once more among family and friends in the peace and comfort of familiar surroundings. The traveling exhibit provides thousands of veterans who have been unable to cope with the prospect of facing The Wall to find the strength and courage to do so within their own communities, thus allowing the healing process to begin.

The main components of The Wall That Heals are The Wall replica and the mobile Education Center.

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Red, White, & You Job Fair
Nov
7
10:00 AM10:00

Red, White, & You Job Fair

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) will host the eighth annual statewide Hiring Red, White and You! (HRWY) job fair on November 7, 2019. In cooperation with the 28 Local Workforce Development Boards, the Texas Veterans Commission, the Texas Medical Center, and Governor Greg Abbott, HRWY connects Texas veterans and their spouses with Texas employers that value the experience, discipline, and other exceptional qualities inherent in a military background.

TWC hosted the seventh annual statewide Hiring Red, White and You! job fair on November 8, 2018. Over 12,300 job seekers and over 2,100 employers attended the statewide job fairs in 2018. Since 2011, Hiring Red, White and You has connected more than 84,153 job seekers, including 35,485 Veterans and 48,668 spouses, along with 14,420 employers and over 2,027 same-day hires.

It is estimated that there are 1.7 million total veterans in Texas, of which 967,000 are working or actively seeking work. By holding HRWY job fairs across the state, Texas employers can more easily connect to this highly qualified group of servicemen and servicewomen across the state.

*Sources: Texas Workforce Commission, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Memorial Day Ceremony
May
27
11:00 AM11:00

Memorial Day Ceremony

  • Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene will host a Memorial Day Ceremony sponsored by the Chief's Group from Dyess Air Force Base. The Community Band of Abilene will play a medley of patriotic songs, the Guest Speaker will be Congressman Jodey Arrington and the Dyess AFB Honor Guard will present the colors. The Chief's Group have also arranged a C-130 flyover during the ceremony.

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Open House
Mar
30
7:30 AM07:30

Open House

We are opening our doors to the community, giving information, having a BBQ, and a member backed yard sale with the purpose of raising funds to help the veteran community in legitimate times of need.

For information please contact the Auxiliary Commander, Caitlin Privitt
For all information and contact requests, please make your inquiry attn: DAV Yard Sale

Aux CO email: cprivitt08@gmail.com

(325) 484-4DAV
contact@abilenetxdav.org

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32nd Annual TET Reunion & DAV Raffle Drawing
Feb
2
12:00 PM12:00

32nd Annual TET Reunion & DAV Raffle Drawing

The Abilene Grunts Association and Texas Veterans Chapter One host their Annual 'TET Reunion' in Abilene. The reunion is where Veterans and their families gather to share memories and stories of their years in the military.

Anyone who attends is encouraged to bring photo's and memorabilia, no matter the era, service branch or conflict.

The '32nd Annual TET Reunion' will take place in the Taylor County Coliseum's Display Building. There will be food, drinks, displays, memorabilia and a 'USO' type show.

Info from KEAN 105.1 Website – Rudy Fernandez

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Golden Corral (Veterans Honor)
Nov
12
5:00 PM17:00

Golden Corral (Veterans Honor)

Over the past 17 years, Golden Corral is proud of the U.S. military members who defend our country and our rights, and we honor them every year with a special thank you dinner at our Military Appreciation Night. As of 2017, we have served nearly 5.4 million free meals to our active duty and retired military heroes. But our commitment does not stop there. Over the past 17 years, Golden Corral restaurants and their guests together have raised over $14 million dollars for Disabled American Veterans.

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5K Run for WASP in Sweetwater
Nov
10
8:00 AM08:00

5K Run for WASP in Sweetwater

  • Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater (TSTC) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Register online

Check-in begins at 8 a.m.
Race/Run/Walk begins at 8:30 a.m.
Awards follow the Race
Veterans Day ceremony follow the awards

Early Bird rates Adult $25 | Youth $15
if you register now through Patriots Day, September 11.
Regular rates Adult $35 | Youth $25 
beginning September 12. 

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BIG COUNTRY HONKY TONK DANCE AND CONCERT
Sep
21
6:00 PM18:00

BIG COUNTRY HONKY TONK DANCE AND CONCERT

Country music legend Tracy Byrd Music and Texas country favorite Mark Powell to perform live.

Time
Doors open- 6 p.m.
7 to 11 p.m. 

Additional Info
Tickets may be purchased at stubwire.com or 877-990-7882

Price
Ticket prices vary.
Pre-sale tickets go on sale July 20th from 9 a.m. to midnight with passcode VIP38
Tickets available to general public on July 21st.

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8TH ANNUAL BIG COUNTRY MUDSLINGER FUN RUN
Sep
8
8:30 AM08:30

8TH ANNUAL BIG COUNTRY MUDSLINGER FUN RUN

Walk or run an approximately 3 mile course that includes several fun and crazy challenges along the way. At the end of the race participants crawl through the last of 4 Mud Pits crossing the finish line as an official Mudslinger.

Price
$30-Adult early bird; $20-Child early bird; $40-Adult registration; $25-Child registration

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West Texas Fair & Rodeo
Sep
7
to Sep 15

West Texas Fair & Rodeo

  • Taylor County Expo Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Welcome to this years’ West Texas Fair and Rodeo

At the West Texas Fair & Rodeo you're sure to find a plethora of delicious food, a carnival with a variety of rides for everyone to enjoy, two rounds of a Tractor Pull that are sure to excite the boys!, a week of PRCA Rodeo, a barn full of some of the best livestock from across Texas, musicians, entertainment and much more!

The West Texas Fair Grounds are located east of Abilene on State Highway 36 and Loop 322, only 3 miles from Downtown Abilene. Telephone service will be maintained on the Fair Grounds throughout the Fair for local and long distance calls.
In honor of our Military Heroes & their families, West Texas Fair & Rodeo will allow FREE GATE ADMISSION all week long to anyone with a valid military I.D. (active and retired) Special discounted armbands for the carnival may be purchased at ITT office base.

Fair Events Schedule
Livestock Schedule

Office (325) 677-4376.
Mailing address for the Fair is:
1700 Hwy. 36, Abilene, Texas 79602

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Abilene Gun & Knife Show
Aug
12
10:00 AM10:00

Abilene Gun & Knife Show

The Abilene Gun & Knife Show will be held next on Aug 11th-12th, 2018 with additional shows on Oct 20th-21st, 2018, in Abilene, TX. This Abilene gun show is held at Abilene Civic Center and hosted by Texas Gun & Knife Association. All federal, state and local firearm ordinances and laws must be obeyed.

 

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