American, Filipino veterans to be honored November 11

American and Filipino veterans will be honored at the annual Veterans Day ceremony to be held November 11, at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in Taguig City, Metro Manila. Veterans of both nations will participate in the event, along with representatives from the U.S. Embassy, the Government of the Philippines and the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Scheduled events include presentation of ceremonial Philippine-U.S. color guard, remarks from U.S. and Philippine officials, a wreath laying and a ceremonial three-volley salute. The Veterans Day ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. to commemorate the time that major hostilities of World War I formally ended with the signing of the armistice at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. This event is open to the public. -

Source: Philippine Information Agency