U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell visits Shelby and Fayette counties.
■ 11 a.m. McConnell speaks at the dedication of the Fallen Heroes Sculpture at Veteran's Park, Fifth and Main streets, Shelbyville.
■ 3 p.m. McConnell presents a speech, Happy Chandler, Earle Clements and Thruston Morton: The Rivalry that Defined an Era and Launched a Career. Transylvania University Carrick Theater, Mitchell Fine Arts Center, 300 N. Broadway, Lexington.
Volunteers of America Veterans Day of Service. 11 a.m. A wreath will be placed at the foot of the Veterans Memorial Statue Veterans Memorial Statue, Phoenix Park, 100 E. Main St., Lexington. Speakers include Charlie Lanter of the Lexington-Fayette County Urban Government and Jeffrey Gates and Anne Vandervort from Volunteers of America. (502) 636-0771.
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Veterans Day Ceremony at Camp Nelson Cemetery. 11 a.m. Camp Nelson Cemetery, 6980 Danville Road., Nicholasville. Keynote speaker Col. Brian F. Wertzler, U.S. Property & Fiscal Officer, Kentucky National Guard. Campnelson.org.
Veterans Day memorial service in Lexington. 10 a.m. at Veterans Park at Blue Star Memorial off Southpoint Drive. The following will speak: state Sen. Alice Forgy Kerr, Lexington Fayette Urban County Councilwoman Susan Lamb, Lt. Andrew Daugherty and Retired Major General Charles Gorton.
School for the Creative and Performing Arts at Bluegrass honors veterans. 1:30 p.m. in the SCAPA Multipurpose Room, 400 Lafayette Parkway, Lexington. Ceremony featuring music, dance and theater performances by students. Wind Quintet of the 202nd Army Band of the Kentucky National Guard will perform and Maj. Carla A. Raisler, who served in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, is guest speaker.
A Kentuckian at Iwo Jima. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 12. Woodford County Library, 115 N. Main St., Versailles. Woodfordcountylibrary.org.
Wilmore Veterans Day Parade. 10 a.m. Nov. 14. Parade line-up starts at 9:30 a.m. at Rice St. in Wilmore, travels up E. Main St., up N. Lexington Ave. to the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center, 100 Veterans Drive, Wilmore. Following the parade Capt. Kimberly I. Barnard Vicenza will speak.
Panel Discussion of wartime experiences of Woodford County citizens and soldiers. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17. Woodford County Library, 115 N. Main St., Versailles. Call (859) 873-5191 to sign up. Woodfordcountylibrary.org.