Upcoming Veterans Day celebrations

Coming up on Nov. 11 there are a couple of Veterans Day events being held in the Columbus and Fort Benning areas.

Fort Benning will host a Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 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 I-185 to get a temporary access pass.

At 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 11, the Keep Columbus Beautiful Commission and Combined Communities of South Columbus will host a Veterans Day ceremony and Lonnie Jackson Memorial dedication at Veterans Memorial Park on Buena Vista Road.

Veterans Day honors the men and women who have served America in all wars. Originally known as “Armistice Day,” Nov. 11 has been recognized as Veterans Day since 1954.