World War I exhibit. Nov. 9, 1 p.m., the Virginia War Museum, 9285 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, opens a new exhibit, "Artillery on the Western Front: The Meuse-Argonne Offensive 1918," which marks the 100th anniversary of World War I with scores of signature objects from its nationally important World War I collection. Opening day free, followed by regular admission of $7 adults, $5 children 7-18, with $1 off on Veterans Day. 757-247-8523; warmuseum.org
Veterans Day ceremony. Nov. 11, 11 a.m., the city of Newport News holds its annual Veterans Day ceremony at the Victory Arch, 25th Street & West Avenue. American Legion Braxton-Perkins Post 25 will host the event, which is free and open to the public. The guest speaker will be Maj. Gen. Ross E. Ridge, Deputy Commanding General, Initial Military Training Center of Excellence, Joint Base Langley-Eustis. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at Braxton-Perkins Post 25, 7609 Marshall Ave, Newport News.
Tuskegee Airmen tribute. Nov. 11, 2 p.m. Fort Monroe Theatre, 41 Tidball Road. Historian and Tuskegee Airmen interpreter John W. McCaskill, of History Alive!, in period uniform, will perform an account of former Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. Harry T. Stewart during an intense dogfight in World War II. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students. Proceeds will benefit the Tuskegee Airman Educational Assistance Fund. Information: 757-826-6979, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.tai-tidewaterchapter.com.
Veterans Day program. Nov. 11, 10:30 a.m., Thomas Nelson Community College Wythe Hall Gallery, 99 Thomas Nelson Drive. Roll call as students, faculty and staff read the names of Virginia service members who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan, followed by 11 a.m. moment of silence. Free and open to the public.
Williamsburg-James City County
Veterans Day program. Nov. 11, 11 a.m., Thomas Nelson Community College Historic Triangle Campus second floor landing, 4601 Opportunity Way. Presentation of Colors by the York High School Junior ROTC cadets, choral selections from Warhill High School students and remarks by veteran and Thomas Nelson adjunct instructor Walter Zeller. Free and open to the public.
"Letters from War" annual Veterans Day ceremony. Nov. 11, noon, York Hall Board Room, 301 Main St. Memorial service including tolling of the bell, presentation of colors, singing of the National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance and "Taps" and recognition of Armed Forces veterans. Keynote speaker will be L.H. "Bucky" Burruss, retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel and author. For information, call 890-3500.
Isle of Wight
Westside Elementary Veterans Celebration. Nov. 10. Starts at 9 a.m. with a breakfast for veterans in the Westside Elementary Cafeteria, followed by a procession at 9:30 from the cafeteria to the school's gym. The event will feature choral performances and readings from students honoring each of the four branches of the military. Open to the public, but space is limited. For more information, call (757) 357-3021.
Veterans tribute. Nov. 11, 11 a.m., Veterans Memorial on North Church Street near Smithfield Center. Hosted by Smithfield's Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8545. Will feature singing selections from Smithfield High School students, performances from the Smithfield High Band and a presentation from former paratrooper Brig. Gen. Jeffery Horn from the 82nd Airbourne. Open to the public. Contact VFW Post 8545 for more information.
Wreath laying ceremony: Nov. 9, 1 p.m., the Marine Corps League Middle Peninsula Detachment #1317 will hold a wreath laying ceremony at the Gloucester County Veterans Memorial in Gloucester Courthouse.