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gpolit.com November 21, 2017


Veterans honored at Richfield Springs Central School

11 November 2017, 01:00 | Rufus Hill

West Ottawa High School

West Ottawa High School

The free breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.at the following schools: Bethune-Bowman K-12 campus; Brookdale Elementary; Dover Elementary; Marshall Elementary; Mellichamp Elementary; Rivelon Elementary; Sheridan Elementary; Whittaker Elementary; Howard Middle; Clark Middle; North Middle/High and Orangeburg-Wilkinson High.

"We want the kids to appreciate what the (veterans) have sacrificed for us and to be able to appreciate the freedom and luxuries that we have due to their sacrifice".

The veterans are happy to see so many students take an interest in them, because, they say, it is important for younger generations to understand why we honor veterans on Veterans Day.

There will be a soup, bake and craft sale with vendors at the Beech Creek-Blanchard Fire Company Social Hall from 9 a.m.to 4 p.m.

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 Su Valley Jr/Sr High School Symphonic Choir sang with the Talkeetna Elementary 3rd-5th grade students in the patriotic song, "Stars and Stripes".

Groups from the school system participating included music ensembles from Veterans Elementary and the Howard High School JROTC. The luncheon honoring area veterans is from 11 p.m.to 1 a.m.at Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil St., C. Marine Lt. Col. Matt Shortal, University of IL graduate in accountancy and former Navy Blue Angel pilot, is the keynote speaker. Brown County Veteran Services Officer Greg Peterson will be the keynote speaker.

About a hundred students served the veterans during the meal. Program speaker is VFW Post Commander Pete Hersom.

Free auto wash for veterans and military personnel from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m.at Westville vehicle Wash, 800 S. State St.to honor and recognize those that have and are serving.

Southridge Elementary, 8:45 a.m.

That will be followed at 1 p.m. Saturday with the Veterans Day Parade. The featured speech will be by Army Major Gen. Donald Lynn.



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