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That is when the tradition began to hold the ceremony on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the same time day and month agreement to cease fighting went into effect in 1918 spelling an end to World War I.

Several ceremonies and events will take place in the Metro Denver Area on Veterans Day.

Veterans Day Breakfast
Thursday, Nov. 11, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
The historic Mile High Station, 2027 W Lower Colfax Ave.
(adjacent to Invesco Field)
Individual tickets for this fundraiser cost $30. 
720-236-1300, X5506, or sign up online: http://veteransgreenjobs.

Serving as emcee will be Dr. John Torres, 9NEWS medical reporter and a U.S. Air Force veteran who served in Iraq.
Colonel Randy A. George is the keynote speaker.

Veterans, family and friends are invited to a free breakfast at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive from 7am to 10am with posting of the colors at 8 a.m. Free door-to-door transportation is available upon request. Info: 970-221-6644.

The Community College of Aurora is hosting an "Honoring Our Veterans" event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be in the Student Center Rotunda, CentreTech Campus, 16000 E. CentreTech Pkwy., Aurora.

Metropolitan State College of Denver is hosting a "Tribute to Veterans" at 10:45 a.m. at Tivoli Commons on the Auraria Campus.

Fort Logan National Cemetery ceremonies begin at 11 a.m. They are held in the open area adjacent to the lake and at the base of the main flagpole. The address for Fort Logan is 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd in Denver.

There will be a VFW honor guard representing many of the metro area posts to present the colors as well as the flags from their posts. The ceremony is sponsored annually by District 10, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

Veterans Day speakers at Fort Logan include Glen Powers of the National Cemetery Administration, Maj. Gen. Stephen Best, U.S. Army Reserve, and U.S. Rep Mike Coffman (R-Colorado).

The events include laying of a ceremonial wreath and flowers at a symbolic headstone, followed by the traditional 21-gun salute. An array of horn players will be stationed around the lake and play the echo version of Taps.

When the Fort Logan ceremony ends, lunch will be served at Verle Huffman VFW Post 9644, 2680 W. Hampden Ave.

Fairmount Heritage Foundation is offering free military tours at 1 p.m. at Fairmount Cemetery, 430 S. Quebec St., and at Riverside Cemetery, 5201 Brighton Blvd., Denver. For Fairmount Cemetery tour, meet at the Ivy Chapel; for Riverside Cemetery tour, meet in the chapel. Info: 303-322-3895.

The National Park Service is recognizing current and former servicemen and women by waiving entrance fees to all national parks on Nov. 11 and all Colorado State Parks have free admission to veterans.

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