Organizations in the Madison County area have planned the following events in recognition of Veterans Day:
The United Veterans Organization will conduct its Veterans Day program at London High School, 336 Elm St., on Nov. 11. The veterans will assemble at 10 a.m. The program is open to the public.
Immediately following the school program, the veterans will adjourn to the Madison County Courthouse to conduct a brief ceremony at the monument on the courthouse lawn.
The United Veterans Organization is made up of veterans from Amvets Chapter 19, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 93, American Legion Post 105, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1176, and Vietnam Veterans Chapter 746.
At 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11, American Legion Post 105 will serve its annual dinner for members, families and guests. To make reservations, call 740-852-9196. The post is located at 51 E. First St. in London.
On Nov. 8, Mount Sterling American Legion Post 417 will host a free dinner for veterans and their spouses. The menu will include chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, cole slaw and dessert. Those who attend are asked to bring dessert.
Happy hour is set for 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30. Girls State and Boys State students will make a presentation.
Dinner reservations are required by Nov. 4. Call Karen Stires at 740-869-4111 or Jeanne Justice at 869-4443. The post is located at 27 Clark St.
Apostolic Gospel Church, 15770 Route 62 SE in Mount Sterling, will hold a Veterans Day church service at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 9. Everyone is welcome.
At 11 a.m. Nov. 11, the American Legion will conduct a brief public ceremony at the flag pole at Mount Sterling’s Town Hall. In case of rain, the ceremony will be moved to the Legion Hall.
West Jefferson’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7005 will host a service and dinner for members and guests at 5 p.m. Nov. 8. The meal is free for post members. The post is located at 1 Veterans Way. For more information, call 614-879-6333.
The VFW and American Legion Post 201 also will participate in a local school program on Nov. 11. The school program is set for 10 a.m. at Norwood Elementary. Students, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, West Jefferson’s mayor, a local veteran, and the Legion color guard will take part. The community is invited to attend.