Union County's annual Veterans Day Program is taking place at the correct time and date.

It will start at 11 a.m., on Monday, Nov. 11 at the Union County High School Roy E. Stevens Gymnasium.

World War I ended at the 11th hour on Nov. 11, 1918. Shortly after that, America began observing Armistice Day on Nov. 11. After World War II and the Korean War, in 1954, then-President Dwight David Eisenhower changed the day's observance to include all veterans.

Jeff Mathews, Master Chief Petty Officer Submarine retired, will give the keynote address. Prior to that, students will enter the gymnasium in silence. A prelude will be played by the UCHS band.

Tech Sgt. Robert Napier, past post commander of the American Legion and current trustee of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, will welcome the students and those who represent the veterans.

The Military Color Guard will present the Colors. Mason Powers will lead the assemblage in the Pledge of Allegiance followed by the UCHS choir singing the National Anthem. Following Mathews keynote address, the UCHS band will play a “Tribute to Military Branches” and then play “Taps.”

The Military Color Guard will then retrieve the Colors.

Following the program, the American Legion Post 122 will provide lunch for the veterans who attend the program.

The program is presented by the American Legion Post 122 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1472.