Honoring the men and women who have served in the military is a tradition in Lakewood.
Hundreds of people usually show up at the annual ceremony at Lakewood Park — no matter how cold it is outside.
The city of Lakewood, as well as the Lakewood Veterans Advisory Committee, is hosting the event at Lakewood Park at 11 a.m. Nov. 11.
The event will begin with the Presentation of Colors followed by the singing of the National Anthem by the Four Vet Quartet.
This year’s scheduled keynote speaker is Col. David W. Tayor, a Vietnam veteran who retired from the USAR in 1993 after 25 years of service.
His awards and decorations include the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, two Purple Hearts, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, two Army Meritorious Service Medals and the Army Commendation Medal.
Other highlights of this year’s program include performances by the Lakewood High School Band, and a 21-gun salute by the Joint Veterans Honor Guard.
The Veterans Day Ceremony is free and open to the public.
Following the ceremony, coffee and doughnuts will be offered in the Woman’s Club Pavilion at Lakewood Park.