Veterans Day events will be held across Kenosha County on and before the Nov. 11 holiday.
A chronological list of celebrations, compiled by the Kenosha County Veterans Service Office:
What: Kenosha Running Company Veterans Day Run
When: Sunday (Nov. 6) 10 a.m.
Where: Start/finish in downtown Lyons, Wis. (White River Trail)
Note: Distances include 10K and Half Marathon at 10 a.m.; 2 miles at 10:15 a.m. Event is free with advance registration at www.XCThrillogy.com. Same-day registration will begin at 8:45 a.m. and will cost $10.
What: Village of Pleasant Prairie Veterans Day Ceremony
When: Sunday (Nov. 6) 1:30 p.m.
Where: Pleasant Prairie Veterans Memorial in Prairie Springs Park, 9900 Terwall Terrace, Pleasant Prairie
Note: Light refreshments will be served.
What: UW-Parkside Veterans Week
When: Nov. 7-11, with Opening night reception for “I Am Not Invisible,” an exhibit celebrating female veterans in Wisconsin, at 6 p.m. Monday (Nov. 7).
Where: UW-Parkside, Brookwood Foundation Main Place in Wyllie Hall, 900 Wood Road, Somers
Note: The Opening Night Reception will feature Mary Kolar, Secretary of Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs. Refreshments will be provided and there will be a cash bar. RSVP for the reception at https://uwp.edu/iamnotinvisible. The banner exhibit features 16 of Wisconsin’s women veterans and their stories will be on display from Nov 7-11.
What: Jeffery Elementary Veterans Day Program
When: Thursday (Nov. 10) 8:30 a.m.
Where: 4011 87th St., Kenosha
Note: Coffee and refreshments available starting at 8:30 a.m., followed by student performances. Veterans will be invited into classrooms to answer student questions. For more details, please contact Beth Pelc at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: Stocker Elementary Drive-Thru Parade
When: Thursday (Nov. 10) 10 to 10:30 a.m.
Where: 6315 67th St., Kenosha
Note: Vehicles will start in front of the school and may be decorated. For more details, please contact Tanya Schober at 262-359-2143.
What: Salem Consolidated Grade School Veterans Day Program
When: Thursday (Nov. 10) 2:15 p.m.
Where: 8828 Antioch Road, Salem
Note: The school would like to extend the invitation to all veterans. Music and refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact Nicole Pahl at 262-843-2356, ext. 409, or via email at email@example.com.
What: Southport Baptist Church Veterans Banquet
When: Thursday (Nov 10) 7 p.m.
Where: 13266 Wilmot Road, Kenosha
Note: Concert by the Baptist of Ministry Concert Chorale, performing military and patriotic favorites. Please call 262 425-0130 to RSVP.
What: Wilmot Union High School Veterans Day Breakfast & Observance
When: Friday (Nov. 11) breakfast at 7:45 a.m.; assembly at 9 a.m.
Where: Wilmot Union High School Commons & Veterans Memorial Field House, 11112 308th Ave., Wilmot.
Note: All community veterans and family members are invited. RSVP to Lisa Obertin at 262-862-2351, ext. 321, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate your name and number of guests attending breakfast.
What: American Legion Post 21, American Legion Family Veterans Day Celebration
When: Friday (Nov 11) 9:30 a.m. to Noon. Flanders Field Ceremony at 10:15; Rendering of Honors at 11 a.m. sharp. Coffee and doughnuts will be served before the ceremony, with a light lunch starting at 11:15 a.m.
Where: 504 58th St., Kenosha
Note: For more details, please visit https://alpost21.com.
What: Civil War Museum and Navy Club Ship 40 Veterans Day Celebration
When: Friday (Nov. 11) 11 a.m. to noon
Where: 5400 First Ave., Kenosha
Note: Navy Club Ship 40 will present a program representing all branches of service to commemorate Veterans Day. The Civil War Museum will offer free admission for veterans and active-duty military on Nov. 11, and light refreshments will be sponsored by Piasecki Funeral Home. For more information, please call the Civil War Museum at 262-653-4141.
What: VFW Post 1865 Veterans Day Celebration Events
When: Friday (Nov. 11) 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 6618 39th Ave, Kenosha
Note: VFW Post 1865 will be hosting a variety of events on Veterans Day, kicking off the day with a Veterans Ceremony. Lunch (beef stew) will be provided by the post, followed by a flag retirement ceremony at 1 p.m. A fish fry dinner will be held at 5 p.m. until supplies run out.
What: Lord of Life Lutheran Church Veterans Day Worship Service and Chili Lunch
When: Friday (Nov. 11) 11 a.m.
Where: 5601 Washington Road, Kenosha
Note: A free chili lunch will immediately follow the service.
What: Kenosha Area Vietnam Veterans Day Celebration
When: Friday (Nov. 11) noon
Where: Library Park, 711 59th Place, Kenosha
Note: For more details, please contact Richard Bowker at 262-694-1129.