Veterans Day events around the Bay Area

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A Veterans Day concert will be held at 2 p.m.at the Tobin Center. Mayor Jake Windham spoke during the ceremony. The parade ends at Mill Creek Park Veterans Memorial off Broadway. Wes Splettstoesser, American Legion Post 35 South Portland; Cmdr.

The San Francisco Veterans Day Paradewon't actually take place on Veterans Day, but the Sunday event will begin on the Embarcadero at North Point Street and head into Fisherman's Wharf along Jefferson Street.

Veterans Day has been a national holiday since 1938, and it is recognized every November 11th.

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According to history.com, Veterans Day originated as Armistice Day on November 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and November 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. A wreath-laying ceremony will be at Meetinghouse Park across from the courthouse to honor veterans of World War II, the Civil War and the Gulf War to present. A parade will begin at 10:45 a.m.at the corner of Lincoln Way and Cleveland Street and will proceed down Lincoln Way.

Several public places were closed on Friday in observance of Veterans Day, but on Saturday the U.S. Post Office will not be delivering mail. A service will also be held at 6 p.m.at the Wilton Congregational Church with Sammie Angel as the guest singer.

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