Here is a roundup of area Veterans Day observances and activities, which will take place on Friday unless otherwise noted:
The Elks will have food at the YWCA Ice Chalet free for veterans Thursday, and the YWCA Youth Hockey League is going to have its best players put on a special exhibition hockey game in honor of Veterans Day. The puck hits the ice around 6:15 p.m.; food will be set up around 5:45.
7 a.m., breakfast, VFW.
11 a.m., Veterans Day Parade downtown, Main Street from Sixth to Palouse.
Noon, lunch, VFW.
Friday through Sunday, Fort Walla Walla Museum will admit U.S. military veterans with valid identification.
Berney -- 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
Berney K-5 students will celebrate with traditional and modern songs, and dance in tribute to veterans of present and past. Veterans are invited to attend and be guests and then be recognized and appreciated by students. Students will present a wreath for a fallen soldier. Program is open to the public.
Prospect Point -- 1 p.m. Thursday. Veterans Day assembly, gymnasium. The choir will sing and a special PowerPoint program will be presented to honor military veterans. Veterans and public invited.
Pioneer -- Today, 2:10 p.m., Veterans Day assembly will include the Wa-Hi ROTC presentation of color; ROTC rifle team will perform a demonstration; a short video as a tribute to Veterans Day; Taps played by a student; a colonel from the Corps of Engineers will address the students and staff; Superintendent Rich Carter will recognize district staff who are veterans and will share other Veterans Day activities taking place in the school district. 509-527-3050.
Lincoln Alternative High School -- Thursday, students will write appreciation letters to soldiers.
Wa-Hi -- 9:30 a.m. Thursday, assembly hosted by JROTC cadet battalion and ASB. All area veterans are encouraged to attend.
Sager/Meadow Brook -- 1 p.m. today. Veterans Day Assembly, Sager gymnasium. Wa-Hi Color Guard will present flags. College Place VFW will demonstrate flag folding. Music by Remabrook choir, and the Raider band from Sager. Grades 4-8.
7-10 a.m. Free breakfast for all area veterans, at American Legion Hall, East Clay Street, Dayton. Donations accepted.
Milton-Freewater -- 11 a.m. Friday, parade. Noon, Chili feed at Elks Club. 2:30 p.m., balloon release at American Legion Hall.
Central Middle School -- Week of Nov. 7, display in main hallway of veterans' pictures, etc. brought by students.
1:45 p.m., today, Veteran's Day Assembly. Voice of Democracy essays, music. Elementary Gym. Grade K-6.
9 a.m., Thursday, Veteran's Day Assembly, Nazarene Church sanctuary. Speeches by Voice of Democracy contestants, VFW speaker. Grades 7-12.
9 a.m. Thursday. Veterans Day Assembly, Prescott School.
2:30 p.m. Thursday. High School gymnasium, guest speaker is writer Karen Fisher-Alaniz, author of "Breaking the Code," a book about her father, a World War II veteran, and Waitsburg graduate.
1:45 p.m., Thursday. Veteran's Day program, Elementary School, multipurpose room. Parents and community invited.