4 ways to commemorate Veterans Day in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto

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Veterans Day remembrance events will take place on Friday and Saturday of this week. Here are four ways to honor veterans in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto.

Friday, November 10

City of Hutto hosts Veterans Day 5K
The Veterans Day 5K Run & Walk benefits Toys for Tots and local scholarship programs. The event also collects toys for Toys for Tots. 5:30-6:45 a.m. (race packets given out), 7 a.m. (race). $35 (individuals). Fritz Park, 306 E. Live Oak St., Hutto. www.active.com

Veterans Day race offers 5K as well as 10K courses
Pflugerville hosts Run for the Flag, a Folds of Honor fundraiser. The organization provides scholarships for veterans’ family members. 9 a.m. $25-$40. Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Road, Pflugerville. https://runsignup.com/race/tx/pflugerville/runfortheflag

Fallen Warrior Memorial to host remembrance event
The city of Pflugerville invites attendees to attend a ceremony remembering Pflugerville’s veterans. Mayor Victor Gonzales and Pflugerville ISD Superintendent Doug Killian will speak. The event will feature a flyover from the Commemorative Air Force Central Texas wing. Guests are encouraged to wear red, white and blue. 11 a.m. Free. Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Road, Pflugerville. www.pflugervilletx.gov

Saturday, November 11

Remember World War I with Gary Whitaker
The Pflugerville Public Library will host a program based on the books by Arthur Gould Lee titled ‘No Parachute’ and ‘Open Cockpit.’ Lee flew for the Royal Air Force and eventually rose to the rank of Captain. All ages are welcome. 2-3:30 p.m. Free. Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger St., Pflugerville. www.pflugervilletx.gov 

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Emily Donaldson

Emily Donaldson is a recent transplant to the Austin area from Houston, Texas, where she started with Community Impact Newspaper in May 2016. Donaldson started covering public education in Cy-Fair ISD, the third largest school district in the state of Texas, and then she transitioned into her role as the company's legislative reporter, providing statehouse coverage for all 22 editions. Currently, she reports on the city of Round Rock and Round Rock ISD for the Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto edition. Donaldson graduated from the University of Missouri with bachelor's degrees in magazine journalism and political science.

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