Veterans Week events at Eastern Kentucky University will include a campus ceremony on Nov. 11 and a halftime tribute to veterans at EKU's home football game on Nov. 16.
The Veterans Day ceremony will include the National Roll Call Reading of Names from 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; a recognition service at 1:40 p.m. featuring remarks by Col. Luke Peterson, Blue Grass Station commander, and EKU President Michael Benson; and a memorial dedication in Memorial Plaza, adjacent to the Powell Building. All events are free. For information, call (859) 622-2122.
The Lexington Legends Veterans Day ceremony. 10 a.m. Nov. 11. Whitaker Bank Ballpark, Lexington. The Legends will unveil one seat that will be permanently reserved in honor of military prisoners of war and those missing in action. The seat will not be sold or occupied for events at the ballpark and will be distinguished by its color and a memorial plaque.
The Legends' staff also will welcome members of Rolling Thunder, an organization of motorcycle-riding veterans, as special guests.
Veterans Day Event, hosted by Volunteers of America. 10-11 a.m. Nov. 11. Phoenix Park, Lexington. Special guest Mayor Jim Gray.
An American flag will be presented to the widow of a veteran who graduated from the Volunteers of America's addiction recovery program, earned his alcohol and drug counseling license and later worked for the program for many years.
A wreath will be placed at the foot of the Veterans Memorial Statue to honor the men and women who have served our nation. Colors will be presented by UK ROTC.
Generations Center Veterans Day program. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 11. 32 Meadow St., Winchester.
Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial. 11 a.m. Nov. 11. 365 Vernon Cooper Dr., Frankfort. The event will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the state's Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Gov. Steve Beshear and State Auditor Adam Edelen will attend.
Veterans Day Ceremony. 11 a.m. Nov. 11. Camp Nelson National Cemetery, 6980 Danville Rd., Nicholasville. The event will take place in front of the American flag pole. Guest speaker will be Kimberly Bernard. Information: Camp Nelson National Cemetery, (859) 885-5727.
Clark County's Annual Veterans Day Observance. 11 a.m. Nov. 11. College Park Gymnasium, 15 Wheeler St., Winchester.
National Veterans Day Run. 4 p.m. Nov. 11. Coldstream Park, Lexington. The event will offer two distances, a timed 5K run and a 1-mile family walk. 100 percent of the donations will be given to our charity partner, Folds of Honor Foundation. Veteransdayrun.com/run/lexington.
Golden Corral's Annual Veterans Appreciation Dinner. 4-9 p.m. Nov. 11. Veterans and active duty military receive a free dinner buffet and beverage. Restaurant locations include Lexington, Nicholasville, Georgetown, Winchester, Ashland, Somerset and London.
American Flag Retirement Ceremony. 5 p.m. Nov. 14. At the track at the old high school, 620 Boone Ave. (now Conkwright Middle School), Winchester. George Rogers Clark JROTC Cadets will properly retire unserviceable American flags.
This is Veterans Day, a federal holiday. Here’s how services in Lexington will be affected:
Government: All city offices are open. State, federal offices closed.
Courts: State district and circuit courts closed except for emergency protective orders.
U.S. Postal Service: No regular mail delivery, pickup or retail services.
Libraries, health department: Open.
Lextran: Regular schedule.
City garbage: Normal collection.
Herald-Leader business offices: Open. For delivery issues, call 1-800-999-8881.