Veterans' Day Events to be held around Clare County

11 November, 2017, 00:59 | Author: Ora Austin
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The Glenrock community is invited to attend a Veterans Day ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Glenrock Middle School Auditorium, honoring Glenrock residents who have served in the military. Burch advised the children to visit with veterans, ask them about their stories and thank them for their service.

This was the last Veteran's Day ceremony for the JROTC instructor Major Daniel Rancourt after 22 years at the school. The Veterans Day event was created to honor those who are now serving, have served or have been lost.

Shaw Elementary School held its annual Veterans Day assembly on Tuesday, Nov. 7, with over two dozen area veterans in attendance.

Hundreds of students gathered their chairs on the lawn of the school with families and veterans in the crowd.

Students at Spring Mills Middle School wave flags during the school's "Veteran's Assembly". For information, call Larry Kanfer at 217-398-2000.

Hair Cuttery's Veterans Day Share-A-Haircut program will be from 9 a.m.to 9 p.m.

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Groups from the school system participating included music ensembles from Veterans Elementary and the Howard High School JROTC. The program is open to the public. Veterans will receive complimentary catered lunch, gift baskets with nutrition and tasty treats, a chance to win incredible door prizes, program recognition.

Sugar Valley native and Air Force veteran Sgt. Kent Vonada will be the keynote speaker.

The Rock Rapids Veterans Day Program will be on Friday, November 10th at 10:30 a.m.at the Central Lyon High School.

Curt Halverson, Army veteran says, "I'm surprised, the student council has done a tremendous job to keep it going". Registration is closed, but they are planning on 110 veterans, according to American Legion Pressman Kosters Post 329 Commander Arlyn Kleinwolterink.

In celebration of Veterans Day, there will be free coffee and donuts offered at Friendship Community Center in Beech Creek to all local veterans and their guest from 8 to 11 a.m.

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