By Alvin Salge

Commander, VFW Post 7139

On the Veterans Day Holiday — Monday, Nov. 11 — Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7139 will honor and salute all American veterans who, throughout our history, have unselfishly placed their lives on the line for freedom.

Veterans Day started as Armistice Day on Nov. 11, 1918, to mark the end of fighting in World War I.

We will hold our Veterans Day program at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the Veterans Memorial Building on Mission Drive in Solvang with a number of speakers, including VAFB Col. Pete Flores, 14th Air Force Operations Commander, as well as VFW and American Legion members. There will also be patriotic music and a luncheon. We honor our troops around the world and those who are still countering our current threats.

We invite all veterans, their families and caring citizens to attend. We also welcome veterans from allied countries who fought beside our service men and women.

For more information, call 805-245-1793.