Oakland County Veterans Day Events

Veteran man and woman

On Veterans Day, we honor those who have served in the United States Armed Forces and protected American citizens in times of war and peace. Many Oakland County cities, villages and townships host events to celebrate these brave people.

Be sure to see the Oakland County Circuit Courthouse at 1200 N Telegraph, Pontiac illuminated in green light from Nov. 9- 12. Operation Greenlight was started by the National Association of Counties to show honor and support for our nation’s veterans.

Use our list below to observe Veterans Day 2023 and pay tribute at an event near you. There is also a list of Veteran and military discounts available on Veterans Day and all year long, as well as resources available from the Oakland County Veterans’ Services.

Make sure to verify hours and locations for the day before you head out. Updated 10/10/2023.



Nov. 11: Veterans Day Celebration at Shain Park


Nov. 9: A Salute to Our Veterans featuring the Clawson School Band


Nov. 11: Veterans Day Celebration at the Costick Center

Hazel Park

Nov. 11: Veterans Day Spaghetti Dinner hosted by the Hazel Park Eagles – F.O.E #2449


Nov. 11: Great Lakes National Cemetery Veterans Day Ceremony

Lake Orion

Nov. 11: Veterans Day Ceremony at Orion Veterans Memorial


Nov. 9: Veterans Day Ceremony at the Novi Civic Center

Oakland County

  • Nov. 9-12: Oakland County Circuit Courthouse Lighting
  • Nov. 11: Free Park Entry for ALL to Oakland County Parks: Addison Oaks County Park, Highland Oaks County Park, Independence Oaks County Park, Lyon Oaks County Park and Lyon Oaks Dog Park, Orion Oaks County Park, Orion Oaks Dog Park, Red Oaks Dog Park and Rose Oaks County Park.

Oakland Township

Nov. 11: Veterans Day Ceremony at the Veteran’s Tribute of Oakland Township

Rochester Hills

Nov. 11: Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Pointe Park

Royal Oak


Nov. 9: Veterans Day Ceremony at Southfield City Hall


Nov. 11: Troy Veterans Day Ceremony at Troy Veterans Plaza

West Bloomfield

Nov. 7: Heroes Appreciation Breakfast at the West Bloomfield Middle School

Do you know of any other Veterans Day events taking place in the Oakland County area? Let us know about them; contact us at socialmedia@oakgov.com.

Veterans Day Discounts

This Veterans Day, many businesses are giving back by offering discounts to veterans. Check out the Military.com and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs blog posts below about Veterans Day and Military discounts, free meals and other programs. Also, be sure to check your local community organizations and businesses for discounts as well.

Please make sure to check the businesses’ websites or social media pages for details and participating locations before attempting to receive your discount. You will most likely need to provide proof of service such as your valid military, veteran ID card, VA healthcare ID card, DD Form 214 or driver’s license with a veteran designation.


Nov. 7-14: Military.com: 2023 Veterans Day Free Meals and Restaurant Deals and Discounts

United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)


Year-round: 2023 Military Discounts Offered by Stores, Services and Online Sites

Oakland County Parks

Year-round: Free Oakland County Park Pass for Active Military and Veterans

Oakland County Veterans’ Services

There are more than 567, 900 veterans living in Michigan with nearly 50,000 veterans calling Oakland County home. Oakland County Veterans’ Services has been providing Oakland County veterans and their families with professional veterans benefits advocacy and assistance for more than 60 years.

Oakland County Veterans’ Services Events

Veterans signing up for Resource Fair in 2023.

The Oakland County Veterans’ Services team is hosting several events throughout the month of November:

To see year-round events for veterans in Oakland County, visit the Oakland County Veterans’ Services event page.

Contact Oakland County Veterans’ Services

Oakland County Veterans’ Services helps veterans, and their families, obtain and maintain all veterans-related benefits from federal, state, and local government agencies while making the process as simple as possible. Utilize the expertise of Oakland County’s Veteran Benefits Counselors to navigate the process of completing and submitting applications for veteran benefits to the appropriate agency.

Please call one of the Oakland County Veterans’ Services offices to connect with one of our trained and accredited Veteran Benefits Counselors provide professional services at no charge:

Pontiac Veterans Services Office: 248-858-0785

Troy/South Oakland Veterans Services Office: 248-655-1250

For more information, visit the Oakland County Veterans’ Services website. Follow along with them for programs, events, and news on Facebook and Instagram.

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