Later this week, the Carolina Veterans Organization will be participating in a Ruck March for Hunger walk around Franklin Street, which Yorty helped organize. The program begins at 10:15.
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.
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. Call Arcola High School at 217-268-4962 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information. He was awarded a plaque and honored during the ceremony. Members of Central Valley Academy's Junior ROTC program were there to present the colors while the school recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
Local veterans were invited to the Port Dickinson Elementary School's assembly on Thursday morning. A dedication ceremony for the school's new flag pole will follow.
Eastern Illinois University will host a Veterans Day ceremony at 10:30 a.m.in the main atrium of Old Main. Keynote speaker is veteran Alfred Coon. The program will be broadcast live on KNUJ 860 AM at 10. The speaker will be Dick Hagen.
Many schools around the county are making an effort to honor and teach the significance of Veterans Day.
Shane Armstrong served overseas in Iraq, Germany, and Italy with the U.S. Army.
Trout Primary School: Veterans Day program will be at 9 a.m. Friday.
Following the ceremony in the Village Park, all veterans and the public are invited to a luncheon at the American Legion Post at 400 East Ludington Driver on the east side of Farwell with a special menu featuring chipped beef (SOS).
Garrett Primary School: Veterans Day program will be at 9 a.m today with a full program including the Singsations.