NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The National World War II Museum has a full day of events are scheduled for Veterans Day.
There will be a formal ceremony for veterans and their families at 11 a.m.
Before that, the American Legion band will play patriotic music for guests.
Veterans will also receive scarves knit by people from around the country as a thank you for their service.
There will also an exhibit of a painting by Tom Lea, a veteran of World War II, who served in the Pacific and painted scenes from that theater.
An author who wrote a book about Lea will also be here to talk about his work.
Some businesses in our area are showing their appreciation by offering discounts to veterans.
Today, the Audubon Zoo, and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Nonsectarian will give free admission to all military personnel, either active and retired and their guests.
Just bring your military ID.
The offer is valid for up to five admissions, including the veteran.
Applebees across our area are offering free meals to thank veterans.
Again, just show your military ID.
PJ's Coffee will give veterans and active-duty military a free hot or iced coffee all day today.