This year’s Veterans Day Parade through downtown Waco will be held Friday, with close to 4,000 participants and 180 units including floats, school bands, drill teams and veterans.

The parade will start at 13th Street and Austin Avenue at 11 a.m. and proceed down Austin Avenue to City Hall. Residents are encouraged to line Austin Avenue to show their support and appreciation for men and women who have served our country.

The parade can also be viewed on WCCC-TV, on channel 10 on both Time Warner/Spectrum and Grande cable as well as in HD on Grande channel 810 and on Waco’s web channel at www.WCCC.TV.

Gatesville Field of Honor Flag Display

The Gatesville Exchange Club will have a Field of Honor Flag Display in tribute to active military members, veterans, and first responders. Exchange Club members will post hundreds of 3-by-5-foot U.S. flags on 8-foot white poles at the corner of East Main and 27th Street in Gatesville. The flags will be on display Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Members of the military from North Fort Hood will be among those who share shifts in standing guard over the flags 24 hours a day.

There will be a dedication ceremony at the Field of Honor at 10 a.m. Saturday. Col. Brian A. Payne, commander of the 120th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division West, will be the guest speaker.

Calligraphy Guild

Angie Vangalis with the Texas Lettering Arts Council will present a program on the Centennial Edition of the Speedball Textbook which was published in 2015, at the Waco Calligraphy Guild meeting Saturday.

The meeting will start at 10 a.m. at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 800 N. New Road. Call 848-4165 for more information.

League of Women Voters meeting

The League of Women Voters will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the West Waco Library, 5301 Bosque Blvd.

The public is encouraged to attend and learn about upcoming voter education, voter registration and membership recruitment efforts. Contact for more information.

NAMI Waco seminar

NAMI Waco will have a Family and Friends Seminar at 8 a.m. Saturday for family members, partners, friends and significant others of loved ones with a mental health condition.

The free four-hour course will be at The Voice, 1101 Wooded Acres, Suite 118. For more information, call 297-7107.

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