Veterans Day events set in the Valley
Free veteran meals
• Bob Evans Restaurants — Veterans and active-duty military personnel receive select menu items free Saturday to Dec. 31.
• Denny’s Restaurants — Active, inactive and retired military personnel receive free Build Your Own Grand Slam 5 a.m. to noon today, with a valid military ID.
• LongHorn Steakhouse — Free appetizer or dessert today with proof of military service.
• Olive Garden — Active-duty and military veterans receive a free entree from select menu items today.
• O’Charley’s — Free $9.99 entree to veterans and military personnel when they wear their uniforms or present valid military ID.
• Panera Bread — Veterans and military service members receive free You-Pick-Two at any local location by wearing his or her uniform or showing military ID or discharge papers.
• Primanti Bros. Restaurant — Veterans and active-duty military receive free classic Primanti Bros. sandwich starting at 11 a.m with valid proof of service.
• Sunrise Inn — Free meal for all veterans and active-duty military today with valid military ID.
• AUSTINTOWN — 9 a.m., Austintown Fitch High School auditorium, honors American veterans. Chris Wortman, a Gold Star Mother, will be guest speaker. Winning entry of the “Voice of Democracy Contest,” an audio-essay program, will be played.
• CHAMPION — 10 a.m., tribute to veterans and military personnel at Champion Central Elementary School gymnasium. Students will present musical performances and tributes.
• GIRARD — 5:30 p.m., services sponsored by the Girard Veterans Council. Parade begins at 6 p.m. and will travel from behind Boardman Medical Supply, marching south on Market to Liberty Street, west on Liberty to the Girard-McDonald viaduct, where there will be a tossing of wreath and rifle salute. The parade then will travel east on Liberty to High Street, north on High to Main and east on Main to the War Memorial for flag raising and placement of the wreath. Mayor James Melfi will speak. The host for this year’s services is the American Legion Post 235.
• GIRARD — 3 p.m., Vietnam War Memorial dedication at log cabin, 325 N. State St., with Girard Veterans Council Honor Guard and other distinguished guests.
• HUBBARD — 8:30 a.m. at the Hubbard Middle School auditorium, 350 Hall Ave. Students will read original writings and present a special project to honor veterans. The ceremonial walk of veterans will be held after the ceremony, with Hubbard students escorting veterans through the halls.
• NEWTON FALLS — 9 a.m., Newton Falls High School students will host their annual Veterans Day recognition assembly with stories, poems, videos and gifts.
• NILES — 11 a.m., Niles American Legion Post 106 observance at Niles City Cemetery.
• VIENNA — 10 a.m., Mathews High School will honor veterans with representatives from the Youngstown Air Reserve Station. The high school held an essay writing contest, and the three winners will be reading their essays.
• WARREN –The Trumbull County Veterans Day Federation will hold its annual Veterans Day Ceremony 11 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Warren. Kenneth J. David, a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran, will be the speaker. Scheduled to be honored are Raymond Unger and Margaret O’Brien. Doors open 10 a.m., with the Cortland Community Band playing music at 10:30 a.m. Parade will follow the ceremony around 12:15 p.m. and travel through downtown Warren.
• WARREN — Warren SCOPE Senior Center, West Market Street, Warren, will honor veterans and center members following Warren’s Veterans Day parade.
• YOUNGSTOWN — 11 a.m., Mahoning County Courthouse rotunda. Speaker is Robert E. Bush Jr. of the Mahoning County Prosecutor’s Office and a Vietnam veteran, and Ed Savel, commander of the United Veterans Council, will participate in the placing of the wreath.
• YOUNGSTOWN —“Steel Town Goes To War” Exhibit, noon to 4 p.m.at the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor, 151 W. Wood St. The exhibit is free to all current military personnel and veterans and their families, and $1 off admission for all other visitors.
• AUSTINTOWN — 2 to 5 p.m., Austintown Band’s veterans concert and chili cook-off, Austintown Fitch High School. Chili cook-off will be 2 to 4 p.m. in the cafeteria, and the concert will follow at 5 p.m. in the gymnasium.
• WARREN — Packard Band presents ”Veterans Day Tribute” 3 p.m. at Packard Music Hall. Guest conductor is Loras J. Schissel.