Veterans honored throughout Ohio on Veterans Day

Veterans will be honored at events around Ohio in recognition of Veterans Day.

The USS Cod Submarine Memorial in Cleveland will offer free tours of the historic World War II vessel with a ceremony including a flag-raising and salute fired by the sub's deck gun.

Cadets will fire a 21-gun salute at a University of Akron ceremony, and parades are being held in several Ohio cities.

The National Underground Freedom Center in Cincinnati will highlight military service by African Americans from the Civil War through World War II with a Civil War re-enactment.

President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 as Armistice Day in 1919 to mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. The name was changed in 1954 to honor American veterans of all wars.