A Veterans Day observance will pay tribute to the 100th anniversary of the World War I Armistice, beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Auld Pavilion in Antelope Park.

The ceremony will begin with bagpipes played by John Hibberd of Lincoln Fire and Rescue, and ringing of the Liberty Bell by Lincoln Parks and Recreation.

Diane Bartels, VMGAC, will give greetings and introductions, and Lincoln City Council member Cynthia Lamm will welcome those in attendance.

Posting of Colors will be done by UNL ROTC members in the Pershing Rifles drill team. Bartels will lead the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Lincolnaire Chorus will lead singing of the National Anthem, directed by Karen Randall.

Dr. William Jackson, VMGAC, will give the invocation, followed by a performance of "Grand Old Flag" by the Lincolnaire Chorus.

Dr. Thomas Berg, lecturer from the UNL Department of History, is the guest speaker.

A remembrance of family and friends will begin with service songs of the U.S. Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines. Lynn DeShon will give a special presentation, and the Lincolnaire Chorus will sing "God Bless America."

Jackson will give the benediction, followed by Echo Taps, and UNL's Pershing Rifles drill team will retire the colors. Ron Lechner, VMGAC, will give closing remarks.

Questions? Contact Lechner, chairman of the Veterans Garden Advisory Council, at ronlechner1@gmail.com or 402-560-3342.

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Mark Schwaninger is L magazine and Neighborhood Extra editor.

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