[Editor's note: This article has been updated to reflect a correction in the time for the Merrimac Veterans Day observance.]
NEWBURYPORT — Veterans Day is Monday, and observances will culminate that day in Newburyport, Salisbury and Amesbury with parades and services.
Ahead of Veterans Day, Merrimac and Amesbury will host their own events for veterans.
In Merrimac, a veterans luncheon will be hosted today at noon by the town’s Council on Aging and the Stanley F. Wood Post 134 of the American Legion. The luncheon is open to all Merrimac veterans and their guest at the Merrimac Senior Center on East Main Street. Reservations are requested and can be made at 978-346-9549.
The Amesbury Council on Aging will host a veterans breakfast Thursday at 9 a.m. at the Senior Center, 68 Elm St. Reservations are requested and can be made by calling the center at 978-388-8138.
On Friday, Cashman Elementary School in Amesbury will host its Veterans Day assembly at 10 a.m. All veterans are invited. Cider and doughnuts will be served and students will participate.
Newburyport’s Veterans Day observance Monday will include the annual parade followed by music and speakers in front of City Hall.
The event begins with participants gathering at 10:15 a.m. on Pond Street in front of CVS. The parade steps off at 10:45 a.m. to City Hall, and will proceed through Market Square and up State Street to Veterans Cemetery at the base of Pond Street for a wreath laying and musical selections.
An 11 a.m. ceremony will follow at City Hall, with limited seating available. At approximately 11:45 a.m., the parade will continue around Market Square and up State Street to Veterans Cemetery for the wreath ceremony.
In Amesbury, American Legion Post 187 will host Veterans Day activities Monday beginning with a muster at 9:30 a.m. in front of the firehouse on Main Street.
The parade begins at 10 a.m. at the firehouse, and will proceed to the Doughboy statue in front of Amesbury Middle School. All are welcome to follow the parade.
There will then be a ceremony at 10:15 a.m., including a roll call of deceased veterans and a wreath laying.
In case of rain, the ceremony will be held in the performance center at the middle school.
In Salisbury, the veterans memorial will be dedicated Monday at 2 p.m. at Salisbury Town Common on Lafayette Road. The public is welcome to join town officials in honoring all veterans.
A reception will follow in the library meeting room. The dedication will be held rain or shine.
Merrimac will dedicate its new veterans war memorial at the Church Street Cemetery on Monday at 10 a.m. The memorial is a life-size bronze sculpture of a kneeling soldier representing Merrimac veterans who served in the U.S. military.