Archive for Friday, November 7, 2003

Veterans Day events planned

November 7, 2003


America's military veterans will be saluted Tuesday in two ceremonies planned in Lawrence.

Capt. Rich High, a Kansas University professor of naval science, will be the keynote speaker during an 11:11 a.m. ceremony at Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14 of the American Legion, 3408 W. Sixth St.

At 4 p.m. KU will observe the holiday with a ceremony at the flagpole in front of Strong Hall. At 4:15 p.m. retired Air Force Col. James Riley will speak in the Kansas Union's Woodruff Auditorium. Riley is a World War II bomber pilot from Derby.

At the end of his speech, Riley will light a lamp that will be carried to KU's Vietnam Memorial for a 24-hour vigil that begins at 6 p.m..

Some government offices will be closed Tuesday for the holiday, including city offices in Tonganoxie, Baldwin, McLouth and De Soto. City offices in Lawrence, Ottawa, Oskaloosa and Eudora will be open, as will Douglas County offices. Franklin and Jefferson county offices will be closed.

Most banks will be closed. U.S. Postal Service offices will be closed, and only Express Mail deliveries will be made. UPS will operate as normal.

The Lawrence Public Library will be open. Lawrence Bus Co. and MV Transportation bus services will run as usual.

Journal-World circulation and advertising offices will be open. USA Today delivery will run as normal.

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