7 Veterans Day events to attend this week in Cy-Fair, Nov. 7-12


Veterans Day is Saturday, Nov. 11, and several Cy-Fair entities are planning events to celebrate throughout the week.

Nov. 7: Book signing with Vietnam War veteran

The local library hosts a book signing and presentation from Vietnam War veteran Samuel Axelrad for his memoir “Peaceful Bones.” The book chronicles his time as an army surgeon and his reunion with one special patient 46 years later. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Houston Public Library – Fairbanks Branch, 7122 N. Gessner Drive, Houston. 713-466-4438. www.facebook.com/events/358284224630189

Nov. 8: Commissioner R. Jack Cagle’s Tribute to Veterans

  • Harris County Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program hosts veterans and their spouses to a free dinner and concert from the Texas A&M University Singing Cadets. Buses will depart from the following locations at 4:30: p.m.:
  • Copperfield Church, 8350 Hwy. 6, Houston
  • CHI St. Luke’s Hospital, 20170 Chasewood Park Drive, Houston
  • Champion Forest Baptist Church, 16518 Jersey Drive, Jersey Village

6-8 p.m. Free (reservations required). Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble. 281-893-3726. www.hcp4.net/sap/events

Nov. 10: Veterans Day Breakfast & Celebration

Parsons House and the Living Legacy Center host a celebration for veterans featuring food, music, recognition and guest speakers. 8:30-10 a.m. Free (reservation required). 15055 N. Eldridge Parkway, Cypress. 281-374-8002. www.facebook.com/parsonshousecypress

Nov. 10: Cypress Christian School Veterans Day Assembly

Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Mark Martin will address Cypress Christian School students, employees, families and veterans to pay tribute to those who have served in armed forces. The event is open to the public. 9-10 a.m. Free. Cypress Christian School East Gym, 11123 Cypress N. Houston Road, Houston. 281-469-8829. www.cypresschristian.org

Nov. 11: Veterans Day Freedom Ride

Guests are invited to ride Harley-Davidson motorcycles with the U.S. Military Vets MC Hudson Valley to benefit local nonprofit Camp Hope. 9 a.m. $15. Mancuso Crossroads, 12710 Crossroads Park Drive, Houston. 281-660-5205. https://www.facebook.com/events/301745533626552/

Nov. 11: Free lunch for veterans and active military personnel at Texas Roadhouse

All veterans—including active, retired or former U.S. military—can choose one of 10 entrees, including a 6-ounce sirloin steak, and two made-from-scratch sides. Veterans are asked to display proof of service, which can be a military or VA card or discharge papers. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 13345 FM 1960, Houston. www.texasroadhouse.com

Nov. 12: Free dinner for veterans at Perry’s Steakhouse

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille offers a complimentary three-course pork chop dinner for veterans accompanied by at least one paying guest. 4-9 p.m. Free (reservations required). Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille, 9730 Cypresswood Drive, Houston. 281-970-5999. www.perryssteakhouse.com

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Danica Smithwick
Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper in May 2016 after graduating with a journalism degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. She covers public education, local government, business, demographic trends, real estate development, nonprofits and more in the Cy-Fair community.
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