Two Sacramento historical museums will observe this Veteran's Day weekend with special programs.
The Aerospace Museum, home to a large collection of military aircraft on display, will honor vets Memorial Plaza with a ceremony that includes a tribute to the flag, followed by the National Anthem, a wreath laying and speeches.
The State Military Museum, which exhibits California-related Army and National Guard artifacts (flags, weapons, equipment, etc.), will offer free admission for everyone on Sunday and be open Monday, Veteran's Day.
What: Veteran's Day Tribute
Where: Aerospace Museum of California, 3200 Freedom Park Dr., McClellan
When: Nov. 11 museum hours 10 to 5 p.m.(special ceremony at 11 a.m.). Veterans Day hours: 9 to 5 p.m.
Cost: museum admission -- adults $8; seniors (65+) $6; youths (13-17) $6; children (6-12) $5; children 5 & under free; active military w ID free; museum members free.
For more info: 916-643-3192 or website
What: Veteran's Day Celebration
Where: California State Military Museum, 1119 2nd St., Old Sacramento
When: Nov. 11, 10 to 5 p.m; Nov. 12, 10 to 4 p.m.
Cost: Sunday free admission for all. Monday regular admission: adults $5; children (6-17) and seniors (55+) $3; children under five and under free; patrons with a current membership card free.
For more info: (916) 854-1900 or website
PHOTO CREDIT: Casa Roble High School AFROTC. students James Rozak, 16, left, and Derric Caporaso, 18, present colors before a program at the Aerospace Museum of California. 2008 Sacramento Bee photograph by Autumn Payne