The veterans of America will be honored Tuesday in a number of different ceremonies across the area.

In Valdosta, the annual Veterans Day program will be held at Martin Stadium at Lowndes High School. The event is put on by Post 13 of the American Legion, and will start at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

A number of dignitaries will be present including Mayor John Gayle, Representative Amy Carter and State Senator-elect Ellis Black, as well as several dignitaries from Moody Air Force Base.

Immediately following the ceremony at Martin Stadium, the American Legion will hold its annual barbecue luncheon at the post, located at 1301 Williams Street. The  Marine Corps 239th birthday,  will also be celebrated with the oldest and youngest Marine cutting the cake at noon. The Valdosta VA Clinic will be on hand to provide flu shots to eligible recipients.

The event is free of charge to the public.

In Lakeland a service will be held at 11 a.m. following a two-minute silence.

The two-minute silence is a traditional occurrence, to celebrate the armistice that came into place at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 to end the First World War.

There will be a parade and a wreath-laying ceremony.

This year is especially significant for veterans, as this year marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the 100th anniversary of the start of hostilities in World War I.

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