DELPHOS — On the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the Delphos Veterans Council will hold its Veterans Day program at 11 a.m. Sunday at American Legion Post 268 on State Street.

“We know that coincides with church services but this is the 100th anniversary so we are maintaining the 11th hour on the 11th day on the 11th month,” Council Secretary/Treasurer Rick Schuck said.

World War I claimed more than 16 million lives in Europe and beyond and ended at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918.

The service is usually held at the Delphos Veterans Memorial at Main and Fifth streets but due to forecasted inclement weather, the event has been moved to the Legion hall.

Veterans Council President Mike Hughes will give the welcome followed by the playing of Star Spangled Banner.

The opening prayer will be given by Council Director Jim Weeden

Speakers include American Legion Commander Larry Grothouse, American Legion Auxiliary President Cindy Schafer, VFW Commander Drew Munshower and VFW Auxiliary President Missy Wagoner.

Recognition of 100th anniversary of the end of the war will be given and then attendees will hear the WWI Patriotic song as well as the all-services song and the reading of deceased veterans from the past year (those attended by Veterans Council).

Amazing Grace will be followed by closing remarks.

A meal will be served at the Legion.

All are welcome.