Veterans Day events

FRIDAY

West Feliciana Parish

9 a.m.: West Feliciana High School auditorium, U.S. 61 at Bains Road.

3 p.m.: The Louisiana Veterans Foundation annual LA Vets Fest at the West Feliciana Parish Sports Park, 10226 West Feliciana Parkway, St. Francisville. (225) 721-0885.

East Feliciana Parish

10 a.m.: Louisiana War Veterans Home, 4739 La. 10, Jackson. Picnic lunch and music to follow Veterans Day program.

10 a.m.: Veterans Day memorial service, Hillcrest Cemetery in Norwood, presented by the Feliciana chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy.

East Baton Rouge Parish

9 a.m.: Northeast High School, 13700 Pride-Port Hudson Road.

6:30 P.M.: Central Masonic Lodge No. 442 will recognize veterans with a meal and program.

Lafourche Parish

11:40 A.M. Veterans Day ceremony, Nicholls State University quadrangle, Thibodaux. Guest speaker Lt. Col. Thomas Friloux of the Louisiana Army National Guard. Several Nicholls student veterans will take part in the patriotic program along with the Thibodaux High School JROTC, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity, and students from the Generations Teaching Generations program and MAX Charter School. (985) 448-4208.

SATURDAY

East Baton Rouge Parish

9 a.m.: LSU Salutes program at the LSU War Memorial. Twelve LSU alumni will be inducted into LSU's military Hall of Honor. Military parade, static displays, a wreath-laying ceremony and a 21-gun salute.

11 a.m.: USS Kidd Veterans Day ceremonies in the House Chambers of Louisiana's Old State Capitol. Speakers will include Mayor-President Kip Holden and Vietnam Veteran (U.S. Army) and Silver Star recipient Joe Nathan Jenkins. (225) 342-1942.

Livingston Parish

10 a.m.: Walker is hosting the Livingston Parish Veterans Day Celebration featuring a parade, a fly-over by a Marine Corps jet, a ceremony honoring residents of Louisiana's Veterans Homes, and more. Visit www.walker.la.us/Veterans.html.

West Feliciana Parish

10 a.m.: The Louisiana Veterans Foundation will host its annual LA Vets Fest at the West Feliciana Parish Sports Park, 10226 West Feliciana Parkway, in St. Francisville. Music, food, a silent and live auction and a National Guard fly-over. (225) 721-0885.

Lafayette Parish

10 a.m.: The VVA Acadiana Chapter will sponsor Veterans Day at the Lafayette Fire Department Training Station, 300 N. Dugas Road, Lafayette.

SUNDAY

Iberville Parish

2 P.M.: Veterans salute, Iberville Veterans Memorial on Railroad Avenue in Plaquemine. The celebration will feature bagpipers, a Coast Guard helicopter flyover, the Iberville Wall of Veterans photo display and a special ascending patriotic light show.

West Baton Rouge Parish

NOON: Veterans Day program and reception at Brusly Town Hall.

East Feliciana Parish

9 a.m.: Veterans Day memorial service, Dawson Cemetery, Jackson, presented by the Alexander Stirling chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.

11 a.m.: East Feliciana and the Chapter of the Daughters of American Revolution will have a special service at local cemeteries to recognize deceased veterans.

2 p.m.: Memorial service for veterans buried in the Jackson cemetery, sponsored by the Alexander Stirling chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.

2 p.m.: Masonic Cemetery, Clinton, memorial service for veterans, sponsored by the Alexander Stirling chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.

2 p.m.: Redwood Cemetery, Slaughter, memorial services for veterans buried in Redwood and Feliciana cemeteries. Sponsored by the Alexander Stirling chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.

East Baton Rouge Parish

10 a.m.: Veterans Mass at St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church, 1440 Greenwell Springs Road, Greenwell Springs.

2 p.m.: Baker Veterans Day program, Veterans Plaza, Baker City Park, 3325 Groom Road.

2 p.m.: Raising of historic flags to salute veterans, Train Depot museum, Main Street, Zachary.

2 p.m.: The Zachary Historic Association Veterans Day program at 4525 Main St. across from the Zachary Fire Department. (225) 654-1912.

3 p.m.: Veterans Day Celebration, Odell S. Williams Now And Then African-Americal History Museum, 538 South Blvd. (225) 343-4431.

St. James Parish

4:30 P.M: Veterans Day celebration, Gramercy Recreation Park, North Ezidore and East Fourth streets. St. James Parish President Timothy P. Roussel will deliver the welcome speech and introduce the guest speaker, Col. Alonzo Luce, commander of the 199th Leadership Regiment. Food, music and fireworks.

Ascension Parish

11 a.m. The Ascension Parish Veterans Park Committee will hold a Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Park, 612 S. Irma Blvd, Gonzales, followed by a parade that begins at 2 p.m.

MONDAY, NOV. 12

East Baton Rouge Parish

7:30 A.M.: Veterans Day Flag Raising, Bank of Zachary, 4743 Main St., with participation by Zachary High School students.

10:45 A.M.: Residents of St. James Place at 333 Lee Drive, Baton Rouge, will honor their own veteran residents.

SATURDAY, NOV. 17

Lafayette Parish

6 p.m.: The University of Louisiana at Lafayette will hold its Military Appreciation Day in conjunction with the Ragin' Cajuns vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers football game. (337) 482-5814.