Veterans Day-related events in the area throughout next week.
Call 941-745-7055 if there is an event to add to this list:
VFW Palmetto Post 2488, 810 Sixth St. W., Palmetto, will hold a rededication and remembrance program at 4 p.m. Saturday. Chester Piatt, Florida's VFW commander is guest of honor. David Harris, past state VFW commander, is guest speaker.
Skyway Memorial Gardens, 5200 U.S. 19, Palmetto, will hold its Veterans Day observance 2-4 p.m. Sunday. There will be refreshments, a bagpiper and the VFW/American Legion will do a presentation on the importance and remembrance of veterans.
Beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, there will be a parade sponsored by the Manatee Veterans Council, starting at the Manatee County Fairgrounds, 1402 14th Ave W., Palmetto, and concluding with a ceremony at Sutton Park, Sixth St. W., Palmetto.
VFW Post 10141, 5105 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, will hold a potluck lunch Monday.
Kirby Stewart American Legion Post 24, 2000 75th St. W. will hold a commemorative ceremony and lunch Monday.
Bishop Frank Dewane of the Diocese of Venice will celebrate a Veterans Day Mass at 3 p.m. Monday at the Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Road 72, Sarasota. There will be an opening ceremony at 2:45 p.m.
Bob Evans Farms will serve all-you-can-eat hotcakes to veterans and active military personnel on Veterans Day. All they need is valid military ID.
The Mt. Vernon Veterans Club, 4701 Independence Dr., Bradenton, will hold a ceremony 9 a.m. Tuesday.
Korean War veteran Skip Hannon will speak at the Kiwanis luncheon, noon Tuesday at Manatee Players, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton.
From 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Kirby Stewart American Legion Post 24, 2000 75th St. W., will co-host "A Salute to Veterans" with the Manatee County Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division.
A variety of free services will be provided, ranging from information on VA benefits, jobs and resume assistance. Call James Lynch at 941-744-5537 for details.