PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WVEC) -- Honoring our heroes who served: that's the theme of the Veterans' Day Ceremony this Friday, put on by the City of Portsmouth.

The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. at High Street Landing in Olde Towne. Music during the ceremony will be provided by The Tidewater Concert Band.

The ceremony will commence with welcome remarks from Portsmouth Mayor Kenny Wright, and Vice Mayor Elizabeth Psimas will act as the Mistress of Ceremony.

Retired United States Army Lieutenant General, Alonzo E. Short, Jr. will be the guest speaker at the event.