Both Hamilton and Wenham will hold ceremonies on Thursday, Nov. 11, in honor of Veterans Day, continuing long traditions in both towns.
In Wenham, Boy Scout Troop 28 will participate in a parade that begins from Gordon College at 10:45 a.m. and continues with a ceremony at the Wenham Veterans Memorial Bridge on Grapevine Road.
Commander Don Luxton of the Wenham American Legion will be master of ceremonies, buglers will play "Taps" and a chaplain will lead a prayer.
Col. Stuart Corning, whose birthday falls on Veterans Day, will speak to the scouts about his early days as a Boy Scout and Eagle Scout, according to Troop 28 Scout Leader Ron Gauthier.
"He regales us with tales of his early scouting days, which the boys always love," Gauthier said.
Al Dodge, one of the first Eagle scouts from Troop 28, will also speak.
In Hamilton, the American Legion Post 194 will host a breakfast for veterans at the post on School Street beginning at 8 a.m. on Veterans Day.
Also in Hamilton, the Hamilton-Wenham Rotary Club will host a veterans breakfast in the Community House on Bay Road, beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 12.