LA CROSSE, Wis. -- Veterans are invited to a free breakfast to mark Veterans Day.

Freedom Honor Flight and UW-La Crosse Athletics are partnering to honor veterans in the first Veterans Day Breakfast November 11.

The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a brief ceremony at the Veterans Hall of Honor in the UW-L Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex, followed by breakfast inside the adjacent Mitchell Hall Fieldhouse.

UW-L student athletes and ROTC members will serve the breakfast prepared by Chartwell Catering.

The program will include music and refreshments plus comments from Josh Whitman, Director of UW-L Athletics, and a representative from Fort McCoy.

Free parking for the event will be available in the C-2 lot directly north of Mitchell Hall.

Additional financial support for the breakfast is being provided by Coulee Bank and Dirk Gasterland, Merchants Bank, M&I – a part of BMO Financial Group, and State Bank Financial. In addition, Chartwell Catering is donating a portion of the cost of the breakfast.

Veterans who plan to attend should call 608-784-1015 to RSVP.