It might be too hot for a coat, but the weather will be perfect for the Miami Beach Veterans Day Parade and Picnic, hosted by the American Legion Miami Beach Post 85 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3559. The festivities begin at 9:30 a.m. with a Washington Avenue parade, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony and 21-gun salute in Flamingo Park. The picnic takes place in the park at 11. All events are free. Contact Miami Beach Commissioner Jerry Libbins office at 305-673-7106 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A different kind of remembrance will happen in front of the Betsy Hotel (1440 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach), where the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus will be parked for a red-carpet premiere of a documentary about veterans, called Revisiting History: Honoring Soldiers and Their Families. The free screening begins at 4 p.m. Visit lennonbus.org or betsyhotel.com.
Wed., Nov. 11, 9:30 a.m. & 4 p.m., 2009