November 8, 2019 - 3:49 pm - Posted in News

Northwest Iowa — Monday is Veterans Day in the United States, and ceremonies are planned throughout northwest Iowa and the nation.

Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day, and the first one was 100 years ago this year, on November 11, 1919, one year after the signing of the armistice that ended World War I.

St. Patrick’s School in Sheldon will present their Annual Veteran’s Day Program at 11:00 am on Monday, November 11th in the church. All Veterans and community members are welcome to attend.

In Rock Rapids, the Veterans Day ceremony will be at the Central Lyon High School Gym at 10:30 a.m. The speaker will be former fighter pilot Steven Ankerstar. Messages will be given by Central Lyon elementary students, patriotic music will be played, and there will be a rifle salute by the American Legion and VFW Honor Guard.

In George, Clarance Stubbe with the American Legion says that the George Veterans Day program will also be on Monday, November 11th at the George-Little Rock High School Gym at 10:00 a.m. Patriotic music will be played by the George Little Rock High School Band, under the direction of Steve Green. 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 Dillon Chambers.


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