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Honor a veteran this weekend

Veterans Day is a national holiday honoring all of the service men and women who have sacrificed their time, strength and bravery to keep our country free. This weekend, there are several events that the public -- and veterans, of course -- are able to attend to say, "thank you" for everything the military does for our nation.

Even if you can't make it out to any of the events, remember to call a vet and give a few kind words.

TODAY

Lawrenceville hosts "A Day of Honor" for veterans with lunch, live music and a speech given by State Rep. Buzz Brockway.

• When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Where: Lawrenceville Visitor Center, 233 E. Crogan St., Lawrenceville

• For more information: www.visitlawrenceville.com

SATURDAY

Alex Chrzanowski, author of "A Life Anything But Ordinary," talks about his book, which recounts the life of Marvin Russell who spent 13 months in a World War II P.O.W. camp.

• When: 1 p.m.

• Where: Five Forks Library, 2780 Five Forks Trickum Road, Lawrenceville

• For more information: www.gwinnettpl.org

SUNDAY

Gwinnett County's Veterans Day Ceremony will honor the men and women who have served in the armed forces with military veterans and public service personnel.

• When: 1:30 p.m.

• Where: The Fallen Heroes Memorial on the grounds of the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville

• For more information: www.gwinnettcounty.com

The city of Loganville is teaming up with American Legion Riders Post No. 233 to celebrate veterans.

• When: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

• Where: City Hall, 4385 Pecan St., Loganville

• For more information: www.loganville-ga.gov