VIETNAM TRAVELING MEMORIAL WALL Fort Meade

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11179 and American Legion Post 23 "Welcome Home" for Vietnam veterans takes place at the American Legion Post 23, 825 N. Charleston Ave. (U.S. 17), where the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall will remain on display until 9 a.m. Nov. 13.

FLORIDA CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION

Chiefs and chief petty officers of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard, active duty, reserve or retired. www.flcpoa.com. Carl Barrett, 863-299-9009.

SPEAKERS BUREAU

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 787 Speakers Bureau will speak to students and others about their tour of duty before, during and after the Vietnam War. Contact Kenneth Leland, 863-815-7304, www.KennethLeland.com

POLK COUNTY VETERANS COUNCIL Lakeland

Meets 5:30 p.m. second Tuesdays. The Vet Center, 1370 Ariana St. 863-284-0841, PolkVeteransCouncil.com

AMVETS POST 32 Lakeland

Post membership: 2 p.m. third Saturday. Ladies Auxiliary: 1 p.m. second Saturdays. Sons of Veterans: 7 p.m. first Thursdays. Veterans United Motorcycle Assn.: 10:30 a.m. last Saturdays. Sundays: Bowling starts at 2 p.m.; Pool tournament, 5 p.m. Tuesdays: Barnyard Bingo, 6-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays: Discount price on drinks 11 a.m. to close. Thursdays: Bingo, 11 a.m. Euchre, 6 p.m. Fridays: Fish fry, 5-7 p.m. Music 6-10 p.m. Saturdays: Dinner, 5-7 p.m. Music, 6-10 p.m. Nov. 11: Veterans Day Recognition Vets Park, Lakeland, 10 a.m. Veterans Day Parade Lakeland, 11 a.m. Veterans Day Ceremony at Post, 3 p.m. Music by Bobby and Diane, 6-10 p.m. Contact Michael Feeley at 716-778-0839. 1339 E. Gary Road

AMERICAN LEGION POST 3 Bartow

Legion: 7 p.m. fourth Tuesdays. Auxiliary: 7 p.m. second Thursdays. Sons Of American Legion: 7 p.m. third Thursdays. Legion Riders: 7 p.m. first Thursdays. Sundays: Lightning Bingo 4 p.m. Mondays: Legion Member Bingo 6 p.m. Entertainment and meals: Call for schedule 863-533-8893. Open every day noon to 10 p.m. 1575 U.S. 17 S. 863-533-8893

AMERICAN LEGION POST 4 Lakeland

Legion: 7 p.m. last Tuesdays. Auxiliary: 7 p.m. first Tuesdays. Sons of American Legion: 7 p.m. second Mondays. Karaoke every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Bingo every Tuesday at 1 p.m. Lunch served. 1375 Ariana St. 863-683-8710

AMERICAN LEGION POST 8 Winter Haven

Post membership: 7 p.m. Tuesday after the third Thursday. Ladies Auxiliary: 7 p.m. second Thursday. Sons of the American Legion: 11:30 a.m. first Sunday. Marine Corps League: 7 p.m. Nov. 16. Lunch, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 10: Auxiliary fish fry, 5-7 p.m. $9. Dance with Edison Kane, 7-10 p.m. Nov. 11: Veterans Day, Posting of colors at noon, ski show, 12:30 p.m. Hot dogs and hamburgers to follow. Bring a dish to share. John Will performs on the Deck from 1-4 p.m. Marine Corp Ball, dinner 5:30 p.m. Music by The Dukes, 7:30-10:30 p.m. $30 advance. Nov. 12: Corn hole tournament, 1 p.m. (if enough players). Nov. 13: TDY Bar Bingo (members and their guests only), 5 p.m. Nov. 14: Bridge Players, 12:30 p.m. Wings 'N Things, 4-6 p.m. Nov. 15: Dance with Jim and Mandy, 2-5 p.m., Karaoke with the Shumates, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Nov. 16: Honor Guard Bingo (members and their guests only), 1 p.m. Open to the public. Guests are welcome at the smoke-free facility if signed in by member. New members welcome. www.americanlegionpost8.com. 300 Ave M NW. Contact Post 8 Adjutant at 863-293-7029

AMERICAN LEGION POST 23 Fort Meade

Legion: Fourth Tuesdays. Dinner served at 6 p.m., followed by meeting. Allen Hancock, Commander, 863-559-0701

AMERICAN LEGION POST 34 Haines City

Legion: 7 p.m. second Thursdays. Sons of the American Legion: 1 p.m. first Sundays. Auxiliary: 2 p.m. first Sundays. Breakfast every second Saturday, 8-10:30 a.m., $6. 107 N. 11th St. 863-422-6940

AMERICAN LEGION POST 71 Lake Wales

Legion: 6 p.m. second Thursdays. Auxiliary Unit: 1 p.m. first Saturdays. Sons of the American Legion: 6 p.m. third Thursdays. American Legion Riders: 10 a.m. third Saturdays. Sundays: Bingo, 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays: Italian buffet, 5-7 p.m. Fridays: Fish fry, 5-7 p.m. Members and guests. 1230 N. Scenic Highway. 863-589-5689

AMERICAN LEGION POST 72 Mulberry

Auxiliary: 7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays. Legionnaires: 7 p.m. third Tuesdays. Sons of the American Legion:  7 p.m. second Tuesdays. Mondays and first Saturdays: Bingo 7 p.m. Food available for purchase during bingo. Fridays: Variety of meals and music. 1500 N. Church Ave. 863-425-0644

AMERICAN LEGION POST 201 Florence Villa

Legion: 7 p.m. third Thursdays at 901 Sears Ave. and Lake Idyl’s dock. Auxiliary: 7 p.m. third Thursdays at New Hope MBC, 1808 Seventh St. NE, Winter Haven. 863-293-7336

DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS CHAPTER 160 POLK COUNTY Lake Wales

Meetings: 1 p.m. last Saturday. 1230 N. Scenic Highway, Lake Wales 863-949-6486

MARINE FAMILIES OF CENTRAL FLORIDA Highland City

Third Saturdays at 6 p.m., Gator’s Dockside, 5147 U.S. 98 S.

MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART, LAKELAND CHAPTER 535, Lakeland

Meets first Saturdays at 10 a.m., Azalea Park Independent Senior Living Facility, 1325 Grasslands Blvd. Contact moph535fl4@gmail.com or 863-353-5925

U.S. SUBMARINE VETERANS Bartow

All veterans of the U.S. Navy submarine force are invited to meet at 11 a.m. first Saturdays September through May at Summerlin Academy, 1500 S. Jackson St. George Parker, 352-274-0047

VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA NO. 1040 Auburndale

Service in the Armed Forces between February 1961 and May 1975. Meetings 3 p.m. third Saturdays at The Hamptons Golf Community clubhouse, 1094 U.S. 92 W. Dan Penzien, 863-665-0511

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST 2297 Lakeland

Member meeting, 6:30 p.m., third Mondays. Saturdays, Wings, 4-7 p.m. 75 cents each. Nov. 11: Veterans Day ceremonies, 4 p.m. Kitchen opens, 4:30 p.m. Music by Chuck, 6 p.m. Sundays, breakfast, 8-11 a.m., public invited. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Insane Prices all day. Wednesdays, Open bowling, 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Kitchen open 4-7 p.m. with daily specials. Friday, fish and shrimp, 5-7 p.m.  Nov. 23: Turkey and ham dinner, 2 p.m., bring a dish to share or a $10 donation per plate. Open to the public. 306 S. Central Ave. 863-687-8146

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST 2420 Lake Wales

Maj. J.M. Tillman. Post meeting, 7 p.m. first Wednesdays; Auxiliary, 5:30 p.m. first Wednesdays. Tuesdays: Wings and pizza, 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays: Dinner, 4-7 p.m. Thursdays: Barbecue dinner, 4-7 p.m. Fridays: Karaoke with Maggie at 6 p.m. VFW Red Shirt dinner, 4-7 p.m. Saturdays: Bingo, 1 p.m.; Live entertainment starts at 5 p.m. 200 W. Central Ave. 863-676-9166

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST 4289 Winter Haven

Post meeting: 7:30 p.m. second Wednesdays. Auxiliary meeting: 7:30 p.m. second Tuesdays. Mondays: Pizza and wings, 5-7 p.m. $4-$10. Trivia starts at 6 p.m. Wednesdays: Bingo, 1:30 p.m., lunch, noon to 1:30 p.m., $5. First and third Saturdays: Bingo, starts at 1 p.m. 2441 Seventh St. SW. 863-293-7469

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST 4945 Auburndale

Third Tuesdays, social hour with snacks at 6 p.m. Joint meeting at 7 p.m. Separate meetings at 7:30 p.m. Mondays: Bingo, 7 p.m. Two $250 games. Doors open at 5 p.m. Kitchen opens at 5:30 p.m. Open to the public. 231 E. Lake Ave. 863-967-4785

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST 8002 Lakeland

Post and Auxiliary meetings, third Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. House Committee meeting, second Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Sunday: Food Shoot Out, 2-4 p.m. Monday: Bingo, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday: Hamburgers and hot dogs, 5-7 p.m.; Karaoke, 6-10 p.m. Wednesday: Open Post, juke box. Thursday: Italian night, 5-7 p.m.; Karaoke 6-10 p.m., Friday: Steak/fish/shrimp, 5-7 p.m.; Karaoke 7-11 p.m. Saturday: Corn hole. Band on TBA dates. Third Saturdays, Biker Day. Open to the public. 9398 N. U.S. 98. 863-815-4777

MARINE CORPS LEAGUE Winter Haven

Heart of Florida Detachment 1107. Meets 7 p.m. fourth Thursdays at the American Legion Post 8, 300 Ave. M NW. Open to all Marines and FMF Corpsman and FMF Chaplains. Commandant Kevin Ruhl 813-695-6203

1ST CAVALRY DIVISION, A TROOP, FLORIDA CHAPTER Polk County

A Troop meets at various locations in the area. For information on times and places, contact: President: Joe Craig, 295 W. Interlachen St., Lake Alfred, 863-268-8063, email nogojo88@Yahoo.com

NAVY SEABEE VETERANS OF AMERICA Lakeland

Quarterly monthly meetings on second Saturdays (January, April, July and October) at 10 a.m. Golden Corral, 4532 S. Florida Ave. 863-299-9009

CATHOLIC WAR VETERANS Lakeland

Post 1917, 6:30 p.m. third Mondays, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Parish Hall, W. Lemon St. 863-688-8787

VETERANS OF THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE Lakeland

Florida Citrus Chapter No. 32 meets at 11 a.m. for a program of interest to veterans on second Saturdays (February, April, June, August, October, December). Claire Steiger, 863-978-7718

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION POST 96 Lakeland

Second Thursdays at 7 p.m. American Legion Post 4, 1375 Ariana St. Dann Oliver 727-343-3843 or email dannoliver@galt.biz

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