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November 11 is a date set aside to commemorate those who have served our country. For one day, we stand united in respect to our veterans.

The story is well known. It was first celebrated as Armistice Day, which marked the end of World War I, the “11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month” in 1918.

At any other time since then local groups have organized celebrations across the county. In recent years those celebrations have been held at area high schools. However, with the coronavirus pandemic ongoing, schools have had to change how they celebrate Veterans Day.

The answer - like most things in 2020, it will be celebrated virtually.

Grantsburg, Siren and Webster are all preparing for virtual ceremonies to commemorate Veterans Day.

In Grantsburg the ceremony will be pre-recorded and shown to students.

Siren and Webster officials told the Sentinel they are still in the planning process of their respective events.