Veterans Day parade, ceremony and events take place Saturday in Gillette

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Since students are off tomorrow in honor of Veterans Day on Saturday, the students and staff took time today to give thanks to our veterans.

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.

A communitywide Veterans Day Salute will begin with breakfast at 8 a.m. Friday in the Hudson Gym.

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.

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. Keynote speaker is veteran Alfred Coon.

Program hosted by Hoopeston American Legion Post No. 384 and Hoopeston Area school at 11 a.m.at Hoopeston Area Middle School gymnasium.

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The first program this afternoon was just for students and families in the Eagle High School auditorium, and it was emceed by KTVB's Larry Gebert. Free chili for all following the service at the American Legion, 502 E. Penn St. It's at 7:30 p.m.in Christ Chapel on the campus of Northwestern College in Orange City.

About a hundred students served the veterans during the meal.

Activities are open to all veterans and active duty personnel. Come share a memory or story with fellow veterans.

Everyone was encouraged to recognize and be thankful towards these fearless men and women who have dedicated themselves to serving The United States of America. The featured speech will be by Army Major Gen. Donald Lynn.

Dan Clark, social studies chairman at the high school, encouraged the audience to gain a different perspective from Rep. Johnson's civilian background. Closing remarks will be by Kenneth Nimmons, president of Student Veterans at Parkland, followed by a moment of silence with the playing of taps before the retiring of the colors.

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