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CLEVELAND (WJW) — The time to honor those who served their country is Veterans Day. And this year it falls on Friday.
In commemoration, there are plenty of parades, ceremonies and events taking place across Northeast Ohio in the coming days.
Here’s a list of upcoming events open to the public:
Cleveland, Joint Veterans Council of Cuyahoga County celebration, parade, resource fair – Nov. 11 11 a.m.
UPDATE: The parade has been canceled. The ceremony held at City Hall and the resource fair at Cleveland Public Auditorium from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. will proceed as planned. Rain is forecasted in Northeast Ohio through the day on Friday.
Recognition Ceremony and Parade – Nov. 11, 12:45 p.m.
Taking place in front of the City Hall on Lakeside Avenue, a ceremony kicks off the third annual Cleveland Veterans Day Parade, which heads toward East 9th Street and snakes through downtown ending up back at City Hall. Everyone is invited out to help recognize those walking the parade.
Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument Ceremony – Nov. 11, 2 p.m.
Following the parade, Cuyahoga County is hosting a Veterans Day event at the beloved Public Square monument. While there, visitors can also check out the new USS Cleveland Veterans Day Exhibit.
World War I Memorial Dedication and Veterans Day Wreath Laying Ceremony – Nov. 11, 9:30 a.m.
Will be held at the World War I Memorial in front of the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center at the corner of E. 105th and Martin Luther King Boulevard. If inclement weather occurs, it will take place in the Administration Building Lobby at 1620 E. 105th Street. The ceremony will also be streamed online here.
Veterans Day Car Parade – Nov. 11, 10:30 a.m.
Elyria City School District’s Northwood Campus, 570 North Abbe Road, is a hosting a car parade for local veterans that also features police and a drum line. Veterans will receive cards and treats from students during the event.
Veterans Day Ceremony – Nov. 11, 10:45 a.m.
All are invited out to Veterans Memorial Park at 1900 Steese Road Friday to honor area veterans. Expect performances from the local high school’s band and choir.
PARTA Veterans Day Ceremony – Nov. 11, 2 p.m.
Free and open to the public, the Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority is hosting an event to honor and remember local veterans at the Veterans Memorial at 201 East Erie Street.
Veterans Day Ceremony – Nov. 11, 11:11 a.m.
The city will hold a ceremony to honor the military at the corner of Center Street and Civic Center Boulevard. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place inside Mentor Senior Center. Open to the public.
Veterans Day Ceremony – Nov. 11, 11 a.m.
The city is hosting an event to honor all those who served. The public is invited to Bitzer Park at 200 South Main Street to join in the festivities.
A Salute to Veterans – Nov. 11, 9:50 a.m.
The city, local schools and V.F.W. Post 7647 are joining forces to honor area veterans at North Olmsted High School’s performing arts center on Butternut Ridge Road. Following the ceremony, attendees are invited to a reception.
Veterans Day Ceremony – Nov. 11, 9:30 a.m.
A new bridge is being dedicated at Memorial Park, 14600 State Road, by North Roaylton’s elected officials Friday. Local police and VFW Auxiliary Post 3345 Honor Guard are also going to be on hand for the ceremony.
Veterans Day Appreciation Ceremony – Nov. 11, 10 a.m.
Oberlin College has partnered with the local school system and city to offer an event for all at the Oberlin Elementary School gym on North Park Street.
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