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Veterans Day events

What: Veterans Day Celebration

Where: National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center at Patriot Park

When: Beginning at 9 a.m. The museum’s Last 100 Yard exhibit and Fort Benning gallery will remain open an extra hour, until 6 p.m.

Activities:

-Historians in period uniforms will create a special display of WWI weapons and artifacts in the museum’s lobby.

-The Columbus Amateur Radio Club will have a special event station.

-An authentic Higgins Boat – the landing craft used in the D-Day invasion – will be on display.

-All buildings on World War II Company Street will be open from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

-The IMAX® Theatre will debut the first two episodes of “WWII in HD,” a new History Channel documentary scheduled to air November 15-19. The film will be shown at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.

-A moment of silence will be observed at 11am.

Wings of Freedom Tour:

What: World War II Vintage Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, a Consolidated B-24 Liberator and a North American P-51 Mustang will soon fly out of Columbus as the Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour moves on to another city after today.

Where: Columbus Metropolitan Airport

Contact: For reservations and information on flight experiences, call 800-568-8924.

Fort Benning

What: Benning will host a Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Wednesday outside of Ridgway Hall, across the street from the Benning Conference Center. The ceremony is open to the public. Drivers of vehicles without military stickers must stop at the visitors center on Interstate 185 to get a temporary access pass.

Veterans Memorial Park

What: Due to inclement weather, the Veterans Day celebration and Lonnie Jackson Memorial Dedication will be held at Wynnton Hill Baptist Church, 2620 Buena Vista Road at 10:30 a.m.

Russell County

What: Russell County is holding a Veterans Day celebration at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Phenix City amphitheater, which will feature the Russell County JROTC, the Central High JROTC, the Russell County High School band and chorus.

Columbus Parade

What: More than 70 vehicles, floats and groups will take part in Columbus’ first parade to honor veterans on Saturday. The parade will gather in Phenix City at Broad Street and Colin Powell Parkway. At 10 a.m., the parade will travel north on Broad to 13th Street and go east across the bridge into Columbus. The parade wil move south along Broadway to Ninth Street and stop at the Eternal Flame Memorial on the south side of the Government Center.

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