While Veterans Day falls on Sunday this year, residents can expect a number of services this week and next for the men and women who have served in the armed forces.

The city of Madison will kick off the local programs at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The event will be in Brown Gym and include performances by Hearts of Joy, Senior Citizen Dance Troupe, Liz Broadus, and Dr. Wendell and Carol Grassmeyer. The American Legion Riders also will participate.

The local American Red Cross and Salvation Army will provide sandwiches and drinks for the veterans.

Madison Consolidated High School and Madison Junior High School will hold their ceremony together at 8:30 a.m. Monday in Conner K. Salm Gym. The program is expected to draw dozens of area veterans.

The school will host a continental breakfast for the veterans in the small gym from 7 to 8:15 a.m. During the breakfast, veterans will be asked to register for the program.

Mayor Damon Welch will be the program narrator, and the event will include its traditional roll call read by Madison School Board Vice President Todd Bass, who is a senior master sergeant in the Indiana Air National Guard. During the roll call, Bass will read the ranks and times of service for each veteran in attendance.

Maj. James Jackson, a Madison cardiologists and Vietnam War veteran, will give the keynote address, and there will be performances by the school choir and band.

Other programs include:

• In Hanover, Southwestern will hold its Veterans Day celebration 9 a.m. Friday in the high school gym. Students from the National Honor Society are in charge of planning the ceremony.

• Lydia Middleton Elementary School will hold its program at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

• Deputy Elementary School will hold its program at 1 p.m. Monday.

• E.O. Muncie Elementary School will hold it program at 8:55 a.m. Monday.

• Rykers' Ridge Elementary School will hold its program 8 a.m. Monday.

• Trimble County Middle School will hold its program at 9 a.m. Thursday. Lynn Romans, who lost her son in the War on Terrorism, will be the keynote speaker. The middle school band and the Junior ROTC from Carroll County High School will participate in the ceremony.