Several events to honor area military veterans
Veterans Day is Saturday, Nov. 11, and is the day to honor all military veterans, those who served our nation in times of war and those who served in times of peace.
Don’t know how to honor the many local veterans who willingly served our nation? Several local organizations are hosting veteran appreciation events on or near Veterans Day. Your presence at these events can help show your appreciation for the veterans. The public is invited to all of these events, and veterans and their families are especially encouraged to attend and participate.
SES Third Grade Program
Sabetha Elementary School third grade students will present a Veterans Music Program at 9:15 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Sabetha High School gymnasium.
Flag Burning Ceremony
Sabetha Boy Scout Troop 77 will have a flag burning ceremony at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at the Sabetha Cemetery.
Veterans Day Breakfast
The annual Veterans Day Breakfast will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Buzz Cafe. The staff at the Buzz Cafe appreciates an RSVP if you plan to attend by Monday, Nov. 6. You can call 785-284-3177. You can still attend even if you do not RSVP. All military veterans’ meals will be free, courtesy of Sabetha Memorial Post 7285 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Following the breakfast, the group will visit the Sabetha Veterans Memorial east of City Hall for a brief patriotic program and photos.
The Fairview/Morrill American Legion and Auxiliary Post No. 322 is offering a turkey and ham dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Fairview Community Center. Everyone is welcome, but veterans and their guests eat free.
There are two coffee times scheduled to honor veterans. On Wednesday, Nov. 8, a coffee time will be held at 9:30 a.m. at Vintage Park Assisted Living Home. On Friday, Nov. 10, a coffee time will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Maple Heights Nursing Home.
Veterans Day Assembly
The Hiawatha FFA will host a Veterans Day Assembly at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at Hiawatha High School. Guest speaker will be Judge James Patton and CSM (retired) Curtis Weldon. Veterans and service men and women are invited to attend. Cake and punch will be served to guests following the assembly.
A Veterans Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the National Guard Armory. All veterans and their families from this region are welcome. Colonel William Vonderschmidt (R) will be the emcee at the evening event. The keynote speaker will be Command Sergeant Major Mike Haeffele, the CSM of the 2nd Battalion 130th Field Artillery. LTC Larry L. Leupold, the current Battalion Commander, also will be present. There is no charge for the home-cooked meal. The American Legion Post 66 of Hiawatha will sponsor this event.
The Wetmore High School KAY Club is hosting its annual Veterans Day Celebration at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10. Guests and veterans will receive cookies and coffee following the program.