Veterans Day ceremony at Drew Central

Michael Goad and Carolyn Cook prepare to raise the American flag Friday morning while Retired Navy Veteran Glenn Kellebrew looks upward during a Veterans Day ceremony at Drew Central. Goad, the girls basketball coach at Drew Central, is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cook, a substitute teacher at Drew Central, served in the U.S. Air Force.

Veterans Day was observed in ceremonies across Southeast Arkansas today and in a further show of appreciation of veterans, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Disabled American Veterans will host a free dinner and dance with a live band for all area veterans tonight at 5:30 p.m. at the VFW Post 4515 at McCloy Park in Monticello.