A 24-hour vigil and other ceremonies are planned in conjunction with Veterans' Day, which is Wednesday.
A veterans appreciation reception will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. today in the Big 12 Room of the Kansas Union at Kansas University. Decorated Vietnam veteran John Musgrave will speak at the reception.
A ceremony also will be held from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. today in front of Strong Hall at KU. Lt. Col. Anthony Gasbarre Jr., a decorated veteran of operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, will speak at the ceremony.
A honor guard vigil will run from 4 p.m. today through 4 p.m. Wednesday, with KU Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets standing watch over a lamp at the Vietnam Memorial on Memorial Drive on campus.
On Wednesday, local veterans' groups will hold a joint Veterans' Day service at 11:11 a.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 136 Ala.