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Students, churches to salute veterans

Around the state, celebrations and liturgies will be held to remember those veterans who’ve served their country. Veterans Day on Nov. 11, originally known as Armistice Day, commemorates the signing of Armistice, which put an end to World War I. The holiday has become a time when the country honors all of those in the armed forces.

Below is a list of some of the Veterans Day events scheduled.

Nov. 9: the city of Denver will celebrate Veterans Day starting with a 5K run at 8 a.m. followed by a parade at 10 a.m. and remembrance ceremony at 11:30 a.m. on the Lawrence Street Mall on the Auraria Campus, 890 Auraria Parkway, Denver. A series of activities will be held until 7 p.m. Visit www.vetsdaydenver.org for details.

5 p.m. Nov. 9: The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Count Madonna of the Mountains and Knights of Columbus will sponsor a Patriotic Mass to honor all men and women, past and present, who have or are serving the country. The Westminster High School ROTC will lead a flag ceremony and veterans will be recognized during Mass. The Mass will take place at St. Jude Church, 9405 W. Florida Ave., Lakewood. Call 303-988-6435.

8:15 a.m. Nov. 11: St. Bernadette Church will hold a Mass and celebration for veterans led by students at 7240 W. 12th Ave., Lakewood. Bagpipers will play patriotic songs and eighth graders will carry the flags of the United States and military services. Second grade students will distribute handmade gift to veterans, widows and family members. A celebration will be held afterward. Call 303-233-1523 for details.

8 a.m. Nov. 11: Students of Blessed Sacrament School will host a Veterans Day Mass and celebration at Blessed Sacrament Church, 4900 Montview Blvd., Denver. Students will give a special presentation to veterans and eighth-graders will host a brunch. Call 303-377-8835 for details.

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