All of us here at volusia.com would like to wish all veterans a Happy Veterans Day and our greatest thanks for your service to our country. Veterans Day is on the 11th day of the 11th month in remembrance of Armistice Day, November 11, 1918 when a cease-fire began the end of “The Great War” as World War I was called. After World Ward II and the Korean conflict the name was changed to Veterans Day so that all veterans would be honored and thanked for their service on this federal holiday.
There are many events around the county to commemorate Veterans Day and here are the events we could find for the area:
AMVETS VETERANS SERVICE: Amvets Post No. 13, DeLand, will sponsor a ceremony starting at 11 a.m. in Bill Dreggors Park, 230 N. Stone St., honoring area veterans for their service and remembering those who died in combat.
MONTFORD MARINES HONORED: Three Daytona Beach residents who were members of the Montford Point Marines — James Huger, Eli Graham and James Steele — will be honored during a service at 1045 a.m. at the Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 539 George Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach. All veterans are invited to attend a free breakfast starting at 8 a.m.
PONCE INLET VETERANS MEMORIAL: The Ponce Inlet Veterans Memorial Association will sponsor an appearance by Col. Herb Fix, who is retired from the Marine Corps. His 11 a.m. appearance will include a missing man ceremony, “Taps,” a flyover by the Spruce Creek Gaggle and a dedication and wreath laying at Davies Lighthouse Park.
VETERANS DAY CEREMONY: Retired Col. Irving Davidoff will be the speaker at an 11 a.m. event in Riverside Park, New Smyrna Beach, sponosfored by VFW Post No. 4250, New Smyrna Beach.
VETERANS DAY TRIBUTE: entertainment, speakers, light refreshments, 1 p.m., Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens, 78 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach. FREE. 386-676-3347.
VETERANS DAY TRIBUTE: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3282, 5810 S. Williamson Blvd., Port Orange, will host a tribute starting at 2 p.m. in Barden Hall at the post.
VETERANS DAY CONCERT: with Crashrocket, Back From the Ashes and Epidemic, 2-7 p.m., Sunshine Bowling Center, 595 E. International Speedway Blvd., DeLand. $5 to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. 386-738-5566.
KOREAN WAR VETERANS CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION PRESENTATION: 2 p.m., Port Orange Amphitheater, 2001 City Center Circle, Port Orange. A total of 150 Volusia County residents who are vets will be honored with certificates of appreciation. 386-760-7163.
A TRIBUTE TO THE USO: presented by Halifax Health, featuring the Beu Sisters, Peter Alden as “Elvis,” Lauren Chapin from TV’s “Father Knows Best,” 3 p.m., Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach. $15, $5 U.S. Veterans to benefit Halifax Health Hospice’s Veterans programs. 386-322-4747.
VETERANS DAY PROGRAM: presented by the African American Museum of the Arts, honoring Charles P. Bailey and all veterans, includes guest speakers, refreshments, 10 a.m., Noble “Thin Man” Watts Amphitheater, 322 S. Clara Ave., DeLand. FREE. 386-736-4004.
FLAG BURNING CEREMONY: The Girl Scout Troop Daisy/Brownies No. 825, in conjunction with Sandalwood Nursing Center, will honor veterans, including 11 residents of the center, with a flag-burning ceremony at 6:30 p.m. The flag will be cut into 13 stripes, representing the 13 original colonies, then burned according to U.S. Flag Code. The ceremony at 1001 S. Beach St. is open to the public.
VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION: includes commemoration at The Landing, Nunamann Hall; Veterans Center ribbon-cutting, dedication, open house, light refreshments, Lenholt Student Center; talks, full color guard, patriotic music, noon-1 p.m., Daytona State College, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. 386-506-3000.
HONORING OUR VETERANS PERFORMANCE, NOV. 13: music, dance, art and presentation, 6 p.m., Ivy Hawn Charter School of the Arts, 565 S. Lakeview Drive, Unit 110, Lake Helen. 386-228-3900.