November 9, 2017 - 3:01 pm - Posted in News

Northwest Iowa — This Saturday, November 11th, is Veterans Day in the United States — a day set aside to give honor and thanks to the brave men and women who have proudly served in our nation’s armed forces.

The observance started out as Armistice Day, to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France.

The George Veterans Day program will also be on Friday, November 10th at the George-Little Rock High School Gym at 10:00 a.m., according to Clarence Stubbe of the American Legion. Patriotic music will be played by the George Little Rock High School Band, under the direction of Mark Swartz. The colors will be posted by Jack Sauter Post 404 American Legion of George. They’ll do the Pledge of Allegiance. The band will play the National Anthem. The George-Little Rock High School Chorus will perform under the direction of Tim Mauldin. Several individuals will also present musical numbers. “Taps” will be played by Harris Kaster.

The Rock Rapids Veterans Day Program will be on Friday, November 10th at 10:30 a.m. at the Central Lyon High School. George Schneidermann will be the speaker. Then on Veterans Day — Saturday, November 11th — they will have the official Veterans Day recognition at 10:45 a.m. @ West Side Park. There will be a 21-gun salute & “Taps” will be played.

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