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Veterans Day events

Today

• 1 p.m. — Beaver Township fire station, 601 W. South Range Road.

Sunday

• 2 p.m. — Ceremony at Cortland Veterans Memorial at Point Park.

• 3 p.m. — Free concert by Packard Concert Band at Packard Music Hall in Warren.

• 5 p.m. — Austintown Middle School sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade bands and the Austintown Fitch High School Marching and Symphonic Bands will host their eighth annual Veterans Day Salute in the high school gymnasium. There will be a military color guard presenting the colors at the beginning of the concert, which will recognize all World War II veterans present in the audience. Following that tribute, veterans from each branch of the armed services will be recognized and the band also will present the seventh Fitch Band Patriotism Award in recognition of an individual or organization who exemplifies the American Spirit in Austintown. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Veterans and senior citizens 65 and older are free.

Monday

• 8:45 a.m. — McGuffey PK-8 School in Warren is holding a reception and parade in the K-2 hallway, followed by a program at 9 a.m. during which students in grades 1 and 2 and the grades 7 and 8 bands and choir will perform.

• 9 a.m. — Jackson-Milton High School with speaker Col. Sharon M. Johnson, commander of the 910th Maintenance Group, Youngstown Air Reserve Station.

• 9 a.m. — 36th annual Austintown Fitch High School observance in the auditorium with speaker, SFC Kimberly McGinnis, the first woman speaker at the annual assembly. She is on active duty with the U.S. Army serving in Iraq.

• 9 a.m. — Hubbard students in grades kindergarten through eighth are hosting a program for veterans.

• 9 a.m. — Mathews students in grades 7 through 12 are hosting a program at Mathews High School. Guest speaker will be Vietnam veteran Jeff Dreves.

• 9 a.m. — St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital will hold a ceremony at the main entrance flagpole.

• 9:15 a.m. — Girard MultiGenerational Center, Trumbull Avenue, Girard.

• 9:30 a.m. — Lincoln PK-8 School’s third-graders will perform in the cafeteria.

• 10 a.m. — Jefferson PK-8 School’s grade 2 and 3 students will sing patriotic songs.

• 10 a.m. — Willard PK-8’s second-grade students will perform patriotic songs.

• 10 a.m. — Boardman Glenwood Junior High gymnasium with speakers state Rep. Don Manning, R-New Middletown, and Air Force Reservist Maj. Vito Abruzzino.

• 10 a.m. — Mahoning County Courthouse rotunda, Youngstown.

• 10 a.m. — Veterans Day Community Tribute, Pamela S. Hood Auditorium at Champion High School.

• 11 a.m. — St. Joseph Warren Hospital will hold a ceremony at the main entrance flagpole.

• 11 a.m. — Trumbull County Veterans Day Federation ceremony, First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave. NW, followed by 12:15 p.m. parade at Perkins Park. The parade will travel south on Mahoning Avenue, past a review stand set up near the Trumbull County Veterans’ Memorial and then east on Market Street through the downtown area, passing the Samuel E. Lanza Veterans Resource Center. The Warren G. Harding marching band will perform in the parade and the high school vocal music department will perform at the 11 a.m. service.

• 11 a.m. — Niles City Cemetery hosted by Niles American Legion Post 106.

• 1 p.m. — St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital will hold a ceremony at the Park Avenue entrance.

• 1:30 p.m. — Liberty students in grades 5 through 12 are hosting a program for veterans at the high school.

• 2 p.m. — Heritage Manor Rehabilitation / Retirement Community, 517 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown, for veterans who are residents of Heritage Manor.

• 2:15 p.m. — Niles Primary School will host a musical program for veterans.

Free meals for veterans will be offered at the following locations:

• Free Veterans Day breakfast, 7 to 11 a.m. Monday — First United Methodist Church, 244 S. Broadway Ave., Salem.

• Applebee’s — Free meals for veterans and active-duty military on Monday.

• BJ’s Restaurant and Brew House in Boardman — All current and former military can enjoy a free entree, up to $14.95, and a free Dr. Pepper drink on Monday. Valid for dine-in only, and guest must present a military ID or other proof of service.

• Bob Evans — Veterans and active-duty military can get a free meal from a selection of entrees on Monday.

• Chili’s in Boardman — Veterans and active-duty military members can get a free meal from a selection of entrees on Monday.

• Hollywood Gaming in Austintown is offering a complimentary meal to all veterans with a valid military I.D. from noon to 10 p.m. Monday in the Skybox restaurant.

• O’Charley’s — Veterans and active-duty military can get a free meal on Monday with a military ID.

• Olive Garden — Veterans and active-duty military can get a free entree from a special menu on Monday.

• Sheetz — Veterans and active-duty military can get a free six-inch turkey sub and a regular-sized fountain drink.

• Red Lobster — Veterans, active-duty military and reservists can get a free appetizer or dessert with a valid military ID or proof of service on Monday.

• Texas Roadhouse — Veterans and active members of U.S. military will get a free lunch on Monday.

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