Veterans Day Observances Planned In Northwest Iowa

West Ottawa High School

West Ottawa High School

The morning will be highlighted by a Veterans Day parade at 10 a.m., with students marching through the halls with a guest they invited to the celebration or carrying photos of veterans, or those now serving, who are also family members.

Everyone was encouraged to recognize and be thankful towards these courageous men and women who have dedicated themselves to serving The United States of America.

The program was concluded with a special thank you to veterans for their dedication, service, and sacrifice.

Sharon Webb, a military flight nurse who works at the Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center, was the guest speaker for the hour-long program, which featured performances of patriotic music by the school's seventh- and eighth-grade chorus, strings and band. "This is something we do to show our local veterans and their families our appreciation".

The program featured performances from Dauphin's band and choir, who played and sang patriotic songs such as the "National Anthem", "America the attractive", and "TAPS".

Breakfast for veterans and the flag volunteers begins at 8 the American Legion Hall with Auxiliary Unit 42 making the breakfast.

For further information, call Pastor Charlie Winkelman at 570-398-1909.

"We have been hosting the annual veteran's day assembly for the last 14 years", Melonas said. The program will be at 9 a.m., also in the gym.

Sugar Valley native and Air Force veteran Sgt. Kent Vonada will be the keynote speaker. A Veterans Community Lunch will be held at 11:30.

Brookhollow Elementary School: Veterans Day program will be at 1:45 p.m. Friday.

Following the ceremony in the Village Park, all veterans and the public are invited to a luncheon at the American Legion Post at 400 East Ludington Driver on the east side of Farwell with a special menu featuring chipped beef (SOS).

The event also aimed to educate the students a little by featuring guest speaker Amy McCarthy, who has served in the United States Air Force for almost 30 years.

Activities are open to all veterans and active duty personnel.

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