West Texas Salute to Veterans

The City of Lubbock Veterans Advisory Committee, Lubbock National Bank and the Silent Wings Museum will be hosting the 3rd Annual West Texas Salute to Veterans on Saturday, April 8, 2017, from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Silent Wings Museum, located at 6202 North I-27.  The purpose of this event is to show appreciation to our military service members, veterans, and their families and thank them for what they have done to protect our many freedoms and way of life.  

This event is free and will include a Veteran’s Resource Fair, lunch provided by Lubbock National Bank, activities for children, including Bodywork’s spider climber and face painting, as well as musical entertainment by Junior Vasquez and Hub City Jazz Orchestra.  For individuals with disabilities, there will be golf carts to shuttle participants to and from their vehicles. For information on the event, sponsorships or how to host a booth for the Resource Fair, please call (806) 775-2685.

Without the generous support of our sponsors, this event would not be possible.  Sponsors for the event to date include: City of Lubbock, Parks and Recreation, Lubbock National Bank, Silent Wings Museum, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Bodyworks, Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, Gene Messer Toyota, Gene Messer Ford and Lincoln, and Exit Realty of Lubbock.  A special thank you to the Hub City Jazz Orchestra and Junior Vasquez for providing our entertainment.

The Veterans Advisory Committee was established by the Lubbock City Council in 2014.  Their mission is to assess current veteran programs and services, identify existing gaps and specific unfulfilled needs, particularly during times of transition, and to prioritize and make recommendations to City Council on various aspects of the Lubbock veteran population to improve the quality of life for all Lubbock citizens. 

Schedule - April 8, 2017

7:00 a.m.                      Registration for 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk
8:00 a.m.                      Sun’s Up Guns Up Revielle 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk

9:30 a.m.                      Veterans Memorial Remembrance
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.     Veteran’s Resource and Information Fair (Booth Space Available)
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.     Entertainment - Hub City Jazz Orchestra and Junior Vasquez
11:00 a.m.                    Lunch Served Courtesy of Lubbock National Bank
12:15 a.m.                    Ceremony and Recognition of Veterans

Salute Poster 2017 Test

Sponsorship and Veterans Resource Fair Registration

2017 Registration/Sponsor Form

To be a part of the West Texas Salute to Veterans as a sponsor or a vendor, please complete
the Registration Form and return it to Nancy Neill with Parks and Recreation:

Email:  nneill@mylubbock.us
Fax:  (806) 775-2686
Mail To:
Parks and Recreation
Nancy Neill
PO Box 2000
Lubbock, TX  79457

Thanks To Our Sponsors
Lubbock National Bank
Silent Wings Museum
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Bodyworks
Lubbock Chamber of Commerce
Gene Messer Toyota
Hub City Jazz Orchestra
Gene Messer Ford and Lincoln
Exit Realty of Lubbock
Junior Vasquez
City of Lubbock Parks and Recreation