Here are some of the Veterans Day events planned for the Akron area, compiled from announcements submitted to the Beacon Journal:
Akron: Free admission to all military personnel and veterans at the Akron Zoo, 500 Edgewood Ave. A military ID is required. Immediate family receives 50 percent discount. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Canton: All veterans and military will receive free admission for themselves and a spouse or guest at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, 2121 George Halas Drive NW. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Promotion continues throughout November.
Akron: Honoring veterans at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, 714 N. Portage Path. All veterans and those currently serving in the military will receive a complimentary self-guided tour of the building and grounds. Veterans must present military ID upon arrival. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Canton: Memorial service, 11 a.m., Westbrook Veterans Memorial Park, 13th Street and Harrison Avenue Northwest. Veteran of the Year recognition for John Ley, a U.S. Army veteran who served as a military policeman.
Cuyahoga Falls: Tribute to local veterans, 10 a.m., at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 2121 Sixth St. A short ceremony will take place at the beginning of regular Sunday service, followed by reception and veterans display in the fellowship hall.
Cuyahoga Falls: Flag raising, wreath ceremony and gun salute, 11 a.m., Veterans Memorial, Broad Boulevard at Front Street. Speaker will be U.S. Navy veteran Lynn Francis, who served in the Vietnam War.
Green: Veterans Day ceremony, 2 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park, 1900 Steese Road. Music from Green schools sixth- and seventh-grade choirs. Local veteran Carl Mickelson will be honored. The newly re-created World War II Honor Roll Monument will be dedicated. Following the ceremony, a light lunch will be served at Queen of Heaven Parish Life Center, 1800 Steese Road. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at New Parish Life Center. Parking is available at the fire station, community center and church.
Plain Township: United We Stand at the Fourth Annual Salute to Veterans, 1 p.m., Central Fire Station, 1742 Schneider St. NE. Lunch provided by Mission BBQ. Featured speaker will be Dr. Tim Novelli, founder and president of the Patriot Project. Stark County Recorder Rick Campbell will provide veteran ID cards.
Akron: Continental breakfast and Veterans Day ceremony, 8 a.m., University of Akron Jean Hower Taber Student Union Ballroom. Celebration of the 100th anniversary of the ROTC on campus. Guest speaker will be Ernest Stadvec, an alumnus of UA and ROTC and a veteran of two wars.
Akron: 10th annual Honoring Those Who Serve Celebration and Veterans Resource Fair, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., third-floor Musson Veterans Lounge at University of Akron InfoCision Stadium. Refreshments and door prizes provided. Free.
Granger Twp./Hinckley Twp./Sharon Twp.: Veterans Day program, 9 a.m., Highland High School gymnasium, 4150 Ridge Road.
Jackson Township: Veterans Day event, 11 a.m., Stark State College, 6200 Frank Ave. NW. Guest speaker is Brook Harless, an Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame member and U.S. Army veteran. The Stark State College Chorale will provide patriotic music, and Green High School ROTC members will serve as color guard. Light lunch will follow.
Kent: Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority's Veterans Day memorial ceremony, Kent Central Gateway, East Erie Street and Haymaker Parkway. Luncheon at 11 a.m. at Kent State Hotel and Conference Center, 215 S. Depeyster St. Free for veterans, $5 for all others. Ceremony at 2 p.m. at Kent Central Gateway will honor 12 troops from World War I who never returned. Guest speakers and local officials will be featured. Afterward, the Kent Historical Society, 237 E. Main St., will host a gathering that is open to the public. The Kent State University Veterans Club will serve as honor guard for presentation of colors. The Kent Roosevelt High School marching band will perform.
North Canton: Ceremony at the Veterans Memorial, 11 a.m., Bitzer Park, 200 S. Main St. Veteran-themed essays from North Canton Middle School eighth-grade students will be read. Recognition pins provided for all veterans in attendance.
Northfield: Ceremony honoring veterans and missing in action or prisoners of war, 10 a.m., Hard Rock Rocksino at Northfield Park, 10777 Northfield Road. Military ID required for free buffet meal from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tallmadge: Program for area veterans and citizens, 10 a.m., Historic Church on Tallmadge Circle. Ceremony starts with speakers inside the church and then moves outside to the Veterans Park area for a gun salute. Music performed by the Tallmadge High School band.