Veteran George Roberts salutes the flag as the U.S. Coast Guard color guard leaves a Centennial Hall ballroom at the conclusion of Veterans Day ceremonies Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire File)

Veteran George Roberts salutes the flag as the U.S. Coast Guard color guard leaves a Centennial Hall ballroom at the conclusion of Veterans Day ceremonies Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire File)

Veterans Day events honor centennial

It’s been 100 years since the end of the First World War.

This Veterans Day marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the World War I, and multiple groups are holding their annual events in commemoration.

Starting at 11 a.m. Sunday, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Taku Post 5559 is hosting a ceremony to honor those who have served. The event takes place at Centennial Hall, and doors open at 10:30 a.m.

Coast Guard Rear Admiral Matthew T. Bell is delivering the main address Sunday, and the ceremony as a whole is expected to last 30-45 minutes. It is free and open to all. The VFW and American Legion alternate the role of hosting every year.

The Southeast Alaska Native Veterans are hosting a lunch immediately after the ceremony at Centennial Hall. The lunch takes place at nearby Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall starting at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Everyone is welcome to attend.

According to Census.gov statistics in 2015, Alaska has the highest percentage of veterans per capita of any state in the nation.

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