Ceremonies held around the Metro to honor Veterans

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Following the ceremony in the park, the ceremony will move to the roundabout on the eastside of town.Parking will be available in the Schwans and Olon Industries parking lots.

Local businesses and organizations are showing their appreciation for those who've sacrificed so much by offering freebies and discounts to veterans and active military members for Veterans Day 2017.

Several hundred people gathered on a sunny, but chilly Friday morning for the Paducah Veterans Day parade and ceremony. No newspaper will be delivered and the Washington Carnegie Public Library will not be open. The route then proceeded east on Lakeside to E. 9th Street, south toward Roadway Drive, north toward Rockwell Avenue, west to Ontario Avenue, north to Lakeside and ended where it began at City Hall.

Denny's honors veterans with special offer - Servicemen and women are invited to Denny's to enjoy a free Build Your Own Grand Slam from 5 a.m.to noon on Veterans Day. The event, presented by Sonoma Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1943, American Legion Post 489 and AMVETRS Post 55, begins at 11 a.m. The parade will pause at 11 a.m. the Central Square.

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The seventh annual Veterans Day Welcome Home Celebration at the Veterans Affairs Long Beach Campus will be held from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. and include live entertainment and games for the entire family.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner will host the annual "Houston Salutes American Heroes" Veterans Day celebration event in honor of Houston's veterans, as well as first responders and volunteers who helped the city through Hurricane Harvey.

The ceremony includes remarks from Huey Smith, a World War II veteran. Boy Scout Troupe 29 will also place flags and crosses on graves at the cemetery. A 1975 law returned it to November 11, beginning in 1978.

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