Veterans Day is Friday, and several groups and organizations are planning events to commemorate the day.
Veterans Day is takes place Nov. 11, the anniversary of the ending of World War I, when a 1918 armistice between both the Allies and the Central Powers was signed and war proclaimed at an end on the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.” Congress passed a bill in 1954 changing Armistice Day to Veterans Day to honor those who have served their country.
A Veterans Day program is planned Friday at 11 a.m. at the Panola County Veterans Memorial, 213 N. Shelby St. in Carthage next to the Old Jail. Lunch will be provided by Hospice Plus and Humana.
Carthage High School is hosting a Veterans Day program on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 10:45 a.m. and is inviting veterans to join them to be honored.
Gary ISD will host a Veterans Day program Friday at 9 a.m. at the High School gym.
Panola College will host its 9th annual Veterans Day Dinner at 5…