Programs to honor veterans
This year’s Veterans Day observance in Grant will feature a special presentation to honor military members.
The 62nd annual observance of Veterans Day will be Friday, Nov. 9 at 10:30 a.m. at the Perkins County High School. This year’s event is hosted by American Legion Post No. 206, Elsie.
After the advancement and posting of colors, Pastor Lorri Kentner of Grant United Methodist Church will lead the invocation.
The Perkins County High School Band, under the direction of Jasmine Schafer, will perform the National Anthem after the Pledge of Allegiance.
Karl Dudo of American Legion Post No. 271 in Madrid will offer the welcome and introduce the post commanders.
This year’s Boys and Girls State representatives will be introduced by Roxie Lampmann.
One minute of silence for deceased veterans will precede the featured presentation. Deanne Bishop has been working with PCS PK-12 students on a collaborative presentation to honor the veterans.
After a musical presentation by the high school band and vocal music under the direction of Schafer and Alyssa Yapp, the roll call of deceased veterans will precede the playing of “Taps,” the benediction and the retiring of colors.
A free ham and bean feed at the Grant Legion Hall will follow the program and is sponsored by the Elsie, Madrid, Grant and Venango American Legion posts.
Perkins County kindergartners will be hosting a breakfast for veterans at the elementary school cafeteria at 8 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 9.
The kindergartners, third and fourth graders will be performing a Veterans Day program in the gym at 9 a.m.
Wallace School will be hosting their annual Veterans Day program at 9 a.m. CT on Monday, Nov. 12.