Veterans Day ceremonies set in Jefferson County

Commemorations of Veterans Day are planned on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Here are events scheduled in Jefferson County.

Legion ceremony

PORT TOWNSEND — Cub Scout Pack 4479 will join with the American Legion’s Marvin G. Shields Post 26 to observe Veterans Day at 11 a.m. Thursday.

The ceremony is at the legion hall, 209 Monroe St.

Cub Scouts are encouraged to attend in uniform.

Elks dinner

The Port Townsend Elks Lodge will host its 10th Veterans Dinner and Auction on Saturday.

The annual meal will be served at the lodge, 555 Otto St. Cocktails will be served at 4:30 p.m., dinner at 5 p.m. and the auction will begin at 6 p.m.

The meal, which includes lasagna, salad, garlic bread and dessert, costs $20 per person.

For more information, call the lodge at 360-531-4162.

Unknown Solider tomb

This year, Veterans Day also marks the 100th anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which was dedicated on Nov. 11, 1921, in the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia to represent the deceased U.S. service members whose remains were never identified.

The marble tomb contained the body of an unidentified U.S. soldier who had died in France during WWI.

Today, 4,723 unknown soldiers who died in battles dating to the Civil War are buried, along with more than 400,000 other war veterans.

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