Friday, 17 November, 2017

Veterans Day events will span several days

Veterans Get A Special Hazleton Area Students Honor Veterans With a Breakfast
Wilma Wheeler | 11 November, 2017, 01:00

Many schools around the county are making an effort to honor and teach the significance of Veterans Day.

A retired member of the Air Force smiles at a student after classmates sang "God Bless the U.S.A", during Sanchez Elementary School's Veterans Day celebration.

This was the last Veteran's Day ceremony for the JROTC instructor Major Daniel Rancourt after 22 years at the school. All veterans will be honored and the public is encouraged to attend.

The St. James Catholic School gym was not filled with its usual occupants early Thursday morning, but instead it housed dozens of parents, friends, families as well as more than 20 military veterans.

Cadets in the Princeton High School Junior ROTC unit will present the colors during the ceremony, the PHS band will plan the national anthem and a medley of patriotic songs, and veterans will carry flags representing each United States military branch. For information, call Larry Kanfer at 217-398-2000.

The high school invited about 150 veterans to the event. Brown County Veteran Services Officer Greg Peterson will be the keynote speaker.

Both Clare and Farwell High Schools will honor area veterans at special ceremonies today, Friday.

The guest speaker, Nathan Wienbaum, enlisted in the Navy after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, and completed five deployments on a nuclear submarine before becoming Blount County's veterans services officer.

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.

"Here at Shelledy, our students are privileged to know what a veteran is". Members of the William R. Witty American Legion Post will participate.

The Pennsylvania Military Museum will be open on Veterans Day with free admission for military veterans and their immediate family members.

All veterans of US military are invited to enjoy a free lunch from 11 a.m.to 2 p.m.at Texas Roadhouse locations at 204 N. Country Fair Drive, C, and 1155 S. Route 51, Forsyth.

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