Although Veterans Day is officially on Sunday, November 11, 2012, San Saba will celebrate and honor all veterans on Monday, November 12th. There will be events throughout the day.•Breakfast for all veterans and active military will be hosted by the San Saba Independent School District. Breakfast will be served at 8:15 a.m. in Armadillo Arena, east of the administration building, with high school students serving. After the meal, there will be a patriotic program presented by school children.•Rotary Club members will place American flags at the Blue Star Marker site, at the Senior Center and at various other locations around town.•At approximately 10:30 a.m., the veterans will go as a group to the Blue Star Marker on the north side of Highway 190 East, just east of the LCRA Nature Park. The program at this site welcomes everyone: veterans, relatives of veterans, active duty personnel and the public. Parking will be available across the street at the Parkview Baptist Church and limited seating at the marker. Police will aid pedestrians and control traffic. Bottled water will be available.•Fran Hulgan, a member of the San Saba Garden Club, will welcome guests to the celebration honoring our veterans at the Blue Star Marker. Ross Cox will lead the pledge of allegiance. Drew Harrison, minister of the Presbyterian Church, will give the invocation. The speaker for the program at the Blue Star Marker will be Eddie Sanderson of Austin. Eddie is the son of the late Edgar and Hope Sanderson of San Saba and a graduate of San Saba High School. His father, Edgar, was in the first wave of Allied soldiers in the invasion of Normandy on D Day. Eddie will relate his memories of hearing his father reminisce of his experiences as a member of an anti-aircraft unit in some of the bloodiest battles of World War II. Since he was at the front in almost every battle, just surviving speaks volumes. Going through all this while not receiving a physical scratch is a record in its own right! Edgar was born in San Saba and lived here all his life – a real American hero. At the end of the program, taps will sound.•At approximately 11:15 a.m., everyone is invited to the Senior Center to join in a sing-along of patriotic songs led by Dan Harrington, Methodist minister. Others, including Bill Hulgan, will provide guitar accompaniment. After the singing, take a stroll in the beautiful new gardens just west of the senior center.•The San Saba County Museum will provide free commemorative poppies. Red poppies were first used to symbolize the service of World War I veterans and are reminiscent of the poppies of Flanders Field. •Please take time to celebrate Veterans Day. Many veterans will attend these events and all others are encouraged to take this opportunity to thank them for their service. In the words of Eddie Sanderson, “Thanks to all the brave military soldiers and God bless America.”•For further information, please contact Fran Hulgan 628.3292 or Ross Cox at 325-205-0180.