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VETERAN'S DAY IS A TIME TO HONOR THOSE WHO FOUGHT AND THOSE WHO CONTINUE TO DEFEND OUR COUNTRY

 


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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH IS VETERAN'S DAY. MANY AREA HIGH SCHOOLS, AND CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS HELD OR WILL HOLD SPECIAL TRIBUTES TO LOCAL AREA VETERANS.


   



TO HONOR THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED AND WHO CONTINUE TO SERVE OUT COUNTRY, ELKTON-PIGEON-BAY PORT LAKER SCHOOLS IS HOSTING A VETERAN'S DAY PROGRAM ON NOVEMBER 11TH AT 9AM ATH THE LAKER HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM. THE PROGRAM WILL INCLUDE A SPECIAL SELECTION OF MUSIC, A PICTURE SLIDE SHOW AND MORE. A COFFEE AND DOUGHNUT SOCIAL HOUR WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES AFTER THE PROGRAM. THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME TO ATTEND.


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THE ELKTON LIONS CLUB HOSTED ABOUT 100 CLUB MEMBERS AND VETERANS WITH THEIR SPOUSES AT THE FIRST EVER ELKTON LIONS CLUB VETERANS DAY APPRECIATION DINNER.   LIONS CLUB MEMBER ELMER DIETZEL, A VETERAN HIMSELF, WHO WAS LARGELY BEHIND THE EVENT'S ORGANIZATION SAYS VETERANS WHO RESIDE IN ELKTON AND SOME FROM BAD AXE WHO ARE ELKTON LIONS CLUB MEMBERS WERE INVITED TO THE EVENT WEDNESDAY NIGHT.     VETERANS FROM IRAQ TO WORLD WAR II IN ALL BRANCHES OF THE MILITARY ATTENDED THE DINNER AND WERE HONORED WITH A CERTIFICATE AND RECOGNIZED BEFORE THE ENTIRE GROUP.    GUEST SPEAKING AT THE EVENT WAS LIEUTENANT COMMANDER DENNIS KUCHARCZYK, RESERVE CHAPLIN, NAVY, A CARO RESIDENT ORIGINALLY FROM UBLY WHO SERVES AS PASTOR AT THE SACRED HEART CHURCH IN CARO. (NEW STORY FROM WLEW'S BRYAN TERRY)



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THE 3RD ANNUAL VETERANS BREAKFAST WAS HELD FRIDAY MORNING AT THE HARBOR BEACH SCHOOLS. SUPERINTENDENT LARRY KROSWEK TOLD US THAT IT WAS HELD BEFORE VETERANS DAY, AS FRIDAY WAS A HALF DAY; SO THE COOKS DON'T HAVE TO RUSH TO PREPARE A LUNCH FOR STUDENTS AFTER THE BREAKFAST. APPROXIMATELY 80 VETS AND THEIR SPOUSES ATTENDED. THEY HEARD GUEST SPEAKER REPRESENTATIVE TERRY BROWN (pictured right), AND THE HIGH SCHOOL BAND WHICH PLAYED EACH SERVICE'S SONG AND THEN THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER. THE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM WAS THERE, AS IS TRADITION TO SHAKE THE HANDS OF THE VETS. THE MEAL IS PAID THROUGH FUND RAISERS. (NEWS STORY FROM WLEW'S CRAIG ROUTZAHN)







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