Veterans Day ceremonies set for Friday

  • Veterans march on Pioneer Avenue in a recent Veterans Day parade.-Homer News File Photo

Veterans Day ceremonies start at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the Homer Emblem Club Veterans Memorial at the corner of Lake Street and Pioneer Avenue. The Anchor Point Veterans of Foreign Wars holds a brief ceremony there. A parade of veterans organizations then proceeds west on Pioneer Avenue to Main Street, south on Main Street, and east on the Sterling Highway. The parade ends at the American Legion Post 16 General Buckner memorial at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. The Legion conducts a ceremony, with the playing of taps and a rifle salute by the VFW.Veterans Day is held on the anniversary of the armistice that ended hostilities in World War I in 1918, the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. It honors and celebrates veterans of all military services who have served in war and peacetime. In Canada and the United Kingdom the day is celebrated as Remembrance Day. People are encouraged to attend the ceremonies and watch the parade.

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