Juneau’s annual Veterans Day observance is Sunday at 11 a.m. at Centennial Hall.
Also known as Armistice Day, it is the anniversary of the end of World War I. Nov. 11, 1918 has been called the end of the “war to end all wars.”
Veterans of Foreign Wars Taku Post 5559 will host Juneau’s ceremony this year. Post Commander Dan McCrummen says Coast Guard Commander Bill Dwyer will be the keynote speaker. The Coast Guard Color Guard will present the flags and the Alaska Youth Choir will sing.
CBJ Assembly member Randy Wanamaker will speak about the Capital City’s USS Juneau commemoration on Nov. 13.
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