The public is invited to a joint Veterans Day celebration at 11:11 a.m. Saturday at the Veterans Of Foreign Wars, 138 Ala.
The American Legion and Auxiliary Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14, Disabled American Veterans and Auxiliary Jayhawk Chapter No. 22, and the VFW and Auxiliary Alford-Clarke Post No. 852 are hosting the event.
The ceremony includes Capt. James Cooper, a KU professor of naval science, as the guest speaker and Mayor Jim Henry. Following the indoor ceremony, there will be rifle squads and a bugler playing "Taps" outside.
10:30 a.m. Saturday: Red Cross serving free coffee, doughnuts, Fourth and Main streets
10:45 a.m.: Parade starts
1 p.m.: Balloon release and memorial service
12:30-4 p.m.: Re-enactors' encampment at Ottawa City Park, Seventh and Main streets
2 p.m.: Helicopter landing, city park
2:30-3 p.m.: Firing demonstration, city park
2-5 p.m.: WWII, Korea, Vietnam and Desert Storm war displays, Ottawa Library, First and Hickory streets
2 p.m.: John Colyer discussion on Normandy Invasions of 1944, library
3:30 p.m.: Candie Campbell discussion on POW camps in Ottawa, library
2-5 p.m.: Mine Creek battlefield, Old Depot Museum, 135 W. Tecumseh St.
3 p.m.: Revolutionary War weapons, museum
7 p.m.: USO show, Ottawa High School Cytones and Vintage Memoirs, OHS, 11th and Ash streets