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Baton Rouge observes Veterans Day

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The nation will take time Thursday to honor those men and women who have defended the U.S. by serving in the military and several ceremonies are planned for the Baton Rouge area.

Officials will place 50 flags in the median on Plank Road between Thomas and Groome roads. There will be veterans and other special guests. The ceremony starts at 8 a.m. outside of the old Walmart on Plank just north of Groome Road in Baker. Then at 11 a.m., you're invited to a ceremony with speeches and choirs singing. It's at the old State Capitol.

Other events are listed below.


Ascension Parish

Donaldsonville - Mass at Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church at 8:20 a.m. and ceremony will follow in the gym at Ascension Catholic High

Gonzales - Program at Memorial Park at 11 a.m. / Parade at 4 p.m. beginning at the Gonzales Civic Center includes flyover


East Baton Rouge Parish

Baton Rouge - Celebration at African-American History Museum on South Blvd. at noon

Zachary - Flag-raising at the Bank of Zachary at 7:30 a.m. featuring ROTC cadets, band and choir from Zachary High


Iberville Parish

Brusly - Program at the town hall at noon

Plaquemine - Main Street Program on Railroad Avenue from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. with parade, food and music


West Baton Rouge Parish

Port Allen - Celebration at West Baton Rouge Parish Courthouse at 11 a.m.


West Feliciana Parish

St. Francisville - Annual program at West Feliciana Parish High at 9 a.m.

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