Today is veterans day. A time when we thank those who sacrifice so much to protect our freedoms. There will be events across the valley honoring our nations heroes including a Veterans Day service at Twin Falls City Park.

A member of the recently returned Idaho Army National Guard 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team will be the guest speaker. The event starts at 11:00 this morning. In Burley American Legion Post 17 will hold an 11 a.m. Veterans Day ceremony at Centennial Park. An open house at the corner of 15th and Albion streets will also be held. Gooding High School will host a 2 p.m. Veterans Day program at the school’s gymnasium. In Jerome The Snake River Elks Lodge will hold a free lunch for all military members at noon Saturday. A  program and flag ceremony will  also be held.