Lawrence County veterans will be honored Friday during a 10:15 a.m. Veterans Day Celebration in the Lawrence County High School Multipurpose Building.
All area veterans are invited to attend the ceremony and are asked to sign in at the front of the building so they can be properly recognized during the program.
Veterans Day has been celebrated since 1919 in recognition of all veterans who have served our county on the battlefield, some of whom paid the ultimate sacrifice of their lives in defense of the United States. The first celebration marked the first anniversary of Armistice Day that stopped the fighting in World War I, which occurred at 11 a.m., Nov. 11, 1918.
The holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954, and celebrations are held each year at 11 a.m., Nov. 11.
Everyone is invited to come out and honor American veterans during this event.