Veterans Day events for the Greater Akron area:
Sunday through Nov. 17
• 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily: Akron Zoo, 500 Edgewood Ave., Akron. Free admission will be offered to all military personnel and veterans. A military ID is required.
• Pro Football Hall of Fame, 2121 George Halas Drive NW, Canton. During the holiday, $4 from the $21 regular admission will be donated to benefit Ohio-based military support groups including Ohio Combat Veterans, the Arms Forces, Valor Home and the Andy Nowacki Foundation. Former Browns players Eric Metcalf, Webster Slaughter, Reggie Langhorne and Ernie Kellerman are scheduled to sign autographs. There will be a free tailgate party.
• Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, 714 N. Portage Path, Akron. All veterans and military personnel who present their military IDs will be given free admission and a complimentary tour.
• 11 a.m.: Copley Veterans Cemetery, 3700 Copley Road. Ceremony with rifle salute and taps. All township residents and anyone else wishing to attend are welcome.
• 11 a.m.: Veterans Memorial, Broad Boulevard/Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls. Flag raising and wreath ceremony. Speaker will be Jack Cook, U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and Korean conflict.
• 11 a.m.: Ravenna Courthouse, 203 W. Main St., Ravenna. The Portage County Board of Commissioners will recognize families of fallen service members and living veterans at a prayer service. It will be held at the Veterans Memorial.
• 1 p.m.: 154 Market St. NE, Canal Fulton: Program by Friends of the Canal Fulton Library. Includes Military Order of Purple Heart, Marshallville American Legion, Junior ROTC, the Akron & District Pipe Band, Marlboro Volunteers Mobile Museum of U.S. Military History, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Refreshments available.
• 1 p.m.: Schneider Community Park, 1714 Schneider St. NE, Plain Township. Parks for Soldiers Race, a 1.35-mile obstacle course, will be held. $30 fee, $25 with student ID, free to active or retired service members. Register at www.plaintownship.com or call 330-418-0728. On-site registration begins at 10:30 a.m. A flag ceremony and celebration will pay respects to all servicemen and women.
• 1 p.m.: Lincoln Way and Erie Street, Massillon. A brief flag-raising ceremony, A Salute to Veterans, Massillon Tigers and America will be held. A 10-by-15-foot American flag will again fly over the city, as it did during the second half of the 20th century, atop the Lincoln Professional Building. A Massillon Tiger flag will fly below the stars and stripes.
• 2 p.m.: Green Veterans Memorial Park, 1800 Steese Road. Summit County Sheriff Drew Alexander, a Green resident, will be keynote speaker at the annual ceremony.
• 3 p.m.: Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Road, Rittman. Annual service. Keynote speaker will be retired U.S. Air Force Col. Patricia Purdy. The 555th Honors Detachment from Wayne County will also participate. The public is invited. 330-335-3069.
• 3 p.m.: Freedom House, 1213 Anita Drive, Kent. The homeless shelter for veterans will host a flag retirement ceremony, conducted by Cub Scout Pack 3161.
• 8:30 a.m.: University of Akron Martin University Center. Continental breakfast for area veterans and a ceremony. Speaker will be Lt. Colonel William Yoho. At 10 a.m. at the flagpole near Buchtel Hall, there will be a rifle salute, wreath laying and the speaker will be State Sen. Frank LaRose. From 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the Military Services Center will host a celebration for veterans and families in Musson Veterans Lounge on the third floor of InfoCision Stadium.
• 8:30 a.m.: Lake High School, 1025 Lake Center St. NW, Lake Township. Annual observance for all Lake Township veterans.
• 8:45 to 10:45 a.m.: Medina High School, 777 E. Union St., Medina. Assembly sponsored by student council. All veterans are invited. A brief reception will follow.
• 10 a.m.: Historic Church on Tallmadge Circle. Program for area veterans and citizens. Speakers will be Mayor David Kline and Sharon Myers of the Daughters of the War of 1812. It will include the Tallmadge High School band, the Garfield High School Navy JROTC, the North East U.S. Army Honor Guard and the Tallmadge Police Honor Guard.
• 10 a.m.: Ellet Grace Brethren Church, 530 Stetler Ave., Akron. Ceremony by the 29th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Living History Association, which is raising funds to conserve the original Civil War regimental flag of the infantry division. The event will feature a color guard presentation of flags, remarks by historian John Gurnish and Mark Holbrook, who represents the Ohio Historical Society, and will present the group with the official flag adoption certificate. There will be a wreath laying at the grave site of Isaac Madlem, a sergeant with the 29th Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War.
• 11 a.m.: Lake Anna Park, Barberton. Service at Military Honor Roll.
• 11 a.m.: Stark County District Library, Jackson Township Branch, 7487 Fulton Drive NW. Honoring veterans, who are welcome to visit for coffee and doughnuts and an hour of fellowship and conversation with other servicemen and women.
• Noon: Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library, 3512 Darrow Road, Stow. A memorial plaque will be dedicated, honoring Second Lt. David Rylander, killed in action this year. Rylander was a longtime library patron who also volunteered at the library before joining the service. Amanda Joy Hall will sing the national anthem and a color guard will display the flag.
• 1:30 p.m.: Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. Free three-hour train ride for veterans or those currently enlisted in the armed forces, starting at Rockside Station, 7900 Old Rockside Road, Independence. Trip to Northside Station in Akron and back.
• 2 p.m.: Emeritus of Medina, 100 High Point Drive, Medina. Hospice of Medina will honor veterans with a pinning ceremony, which publicly acknowledges service and sacrifices made by a veteran.
• 11 a.m.: Barberton Senior Center, 500 W. Hopocan Ave., Barberton. Hospice of Medina will honor veterans with a pinning ceremony, which publicly acknowledges service and sacrifices made by a veteran.