Area Veterans Day events planned
Veterans Day, a day to honor all veterans who have served the country in war or peace, is Monday, Nov. 11. Originally called Armistice Day to commemorate the end of World War I on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, and honor veterans of that war. In June, 1954, Congress amended the name of the day to “Veterans” to honor American veterans of all wars.
Veterans Day is celebrated in communities across the country and here in the Northwoods, events include participation by school children, veterans and the community.
Friday, Nov. 8, 8:30 a.m., James Williams Middle School. The public is cordially invited to attend the 49th Annual Veterans Day Observance at James Williams Middle School .This year’s program will feature various speakers, and music will be provided by the James Williams Middle School music department. Local veterans, their families and the public are invited to attend this annual community observance, which will last approximately one hour. For more information, please call James Williams Middle School at 715-365-9220.
Monday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m., Oneida County Courthouse lawn. Guest speakers include Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Mary Kolar, State Sen. Tom Tiffany and Navy veteran and Rhinelander attorney, Brian Bennet. The event is expected to run longer than usual; attendees are encouraged to bring a chair to sit on. Because of the ceremony, Oneida Avenue will be closed from Court Park to Dahl Street, and Davenport Street will be closed from Pelham Street to Oneida Avenue, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. No vehicles will be able to get in or out during those hours.
Monday, Nov. 11, 9 a.m., Northland Pines Fieldhouse. Trinka-Weber-Rogers Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8637 in Eagle River will join the students at Northland Pines School District to pay tribute to local veterans who have served or who are currently serving in the Armed Forces. Student speakers will make presentations, and the high school band and elementary students will take part in the ceremony. The VFW Honor Guard will post and retire the colors. The Ladies Auxiliary will join in the program. The public and all area veterans are welcome. After the program there will be coffee and cake in the commons.
Saturday, Nov. 9, Three Lakes American Legion Veteran’s Day Dinner and Dance, 6 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 11, Three Lakes Elementary School, 9:30 a.m., Junior High/Senior High, 10:45 a.m. and Sugar Camp Elementary School 1:30 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 11, 2 p.m., St. Germain Elementary and Montessori Learning Center students and staff will be honoring the local veterans and active military personnel. A student-led program will feature a local Boy Scout troop, student presentations, as well as patriotic music. Refreshments will be provided immediately following the program.