Various area schools and organizations are making plans to celebrate Veterans Day, a day in which America honors all those who have ever served and who are serving in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.
Besides regular military service, the day also honors those who serve in the reserves or national guard.
This year’s holiday will be Monday, Nov. 11.
Pacific War Museum
The National Museum of the Pacific War will honor veterans on Monday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. in the Memorial Courtyard, as the Nimitz Museum will host its annual Veterans Day observance.
Serving as this year’s keynote speaker will be Gen. Edward Rice, United States Air Force Commanding Officer of Lackland Air Force Base (ret.).
Rice graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1978, and has commanded a squadron, group, wing, the Air Force Recruiting Service, two numbered air forces and a joint command.