Three local ceremonies will be held today and Saturday in conjunction with the Veterans Day holiday, which will be observed nationally on Saturday.
The United Veterans Organizations of Douglas County will hold joint ceremonies at 11:11 a.m. Saturday at the Alford-Clark Post No. 852 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 138 Ala.
The program will include advancement of the colors by Disabled American Veterans chapter No. 22 and introduction of guests.
The key speaker will be Steve Jansen, director of the Watkins Community Museum of History.
A salute to deceased veterans will be held outside by honor guards of the VFW and Dorsey Liberty Post No. 14 of the American Legion. The gun salute will be followed by a rendition of taps.
The local American Legion post also will hold its own ceremonies at 10 a.m. Saturday at its building, 3408 W. Sixth.
Officers of the post guard will lead the ceremony, which also will include members of the Civil Air Patrol.
Fifty U.S. flags will be flown outside the building from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
A third activity will be held at 11:30 a.m. today in front of Strong Hall at Kansas University. The Arnold Air Society, a division of the KU Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps, will be holding a special vigil, in which members will burn a lamp for 24 hours.
The public is invited to all ceremonies.
In conjunction with Veterans Day activities, members of the local American Legion post also will host 300 University of Nebraska football fans from Omaha for a noon luncheon at the post.