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. 10: Veterans Day Celebration at the Costick Center
Nov. 11: Veterans Day Spaghetti Dinner hosted by the Hazel Park Eagles – F.O.E #2449
Nov. 11: Veterans Day Ceremony at Orion Veterans Memorial
Nov. 9: Veterans Day Ceremony at the Novi Civic Center
- 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.
Nov. 11: Veterans Day Ceremony at the Veteran’s Tribute of Oakland Township
Nov. 11: Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Pointe Park
- Nov. 4: Ruck 22 March
- Nov. 11: Veterans Day Ceremony at the Royal Oak Veterans War Memorial in Centennial Common
Nov. 9: Veterans Day Ceremony at Southfield City Hall
Nov. 11: Troy Veterans Day Ceremony at Troy Veterans Plaza
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)
- Nov. 11: Veterans Day 2023 free meals, discounts and offers
- Year-round: Veteran and Military Discounts
Oakland County Parks
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
The Oakland County Veterans’ Services team is hosting several events throughout November:
- Nov. 9: Education Benefits for Veterans and Military | This is an online event hosted by Oakland County Michigan Works!.
- Nov. 9 – Nov. 12: Operation Green Light for Veterans | We aim to let Veterans know they are seen, appreciated and supported by shining green light. Join us in Operation Green Light for Veterans, organized by the National Association of Counties, by changing one light bulb in the entryway of your home or business to a green bulb.
- Nov. 15: Oakland County Veterans Resource Fair | Veterans food packages are available for all veterans, active duty, guard and reserves, and their families. Giveaways include food boxes and information on community resources.
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