Armed Forces Day is on Saturday, May 19th and the City of Lawton has planned fun activities for everyone to enjoy the Nation's Biggest Armed Forces Appreciation Day. The parade will take place at Elmer Thomas Park.

The activities will begin at 10:00 am with the Armed Forces Day Parade.  After the parade is over, the Lake Helen Amphitheater Stage Area near the new Playground in the Park will be alive with fun entertainment for the entire family.

According to Sharon Cheatwood, Arts Coordinator for the Arts & Humanities Division of the City of Lawton - "There will be a children's area with balloon bounce houses and face painting as well as performers on the main stage."

Cori Emmet will open the event at approximately 11:30am  with an acoustic performance.  Afterwards, The Arbuckle Xpress Band, described as a high energy country music machine, will perform.

Cheatwood said there will be lots of other activities at or near Elmer Thomas park;

Come out and enjoy a day full of fun activities for the entire family and thank our military men and women, both active and retired, for their service to our great nation!