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Veterans Day Program November 11

November 6, 2019
By Jane Whitmore , Emmetsburg News

by Jane Whitmore

Veterans, families of Veterans, and guests are invited to participate in a Veterans Day program at VFW Post #2295, Emmetsburg, on Monday, Nov. 11. The program begins at 10 a.m.

Post Commander Terry Chamberlain will welcome guests to the Post Home. The invocation will be gien by the Rev. Peter Morlock. Emmetsburg Catholic School students will sing, under the direction of Kelley Fog. Members of each branch of the military will be recognized.

Guest speaker for the Veterans Day program will be a member of the Iowa Army Reserve National Guard. Pastor Morlock will give the closing prayer.

Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on Nov.11, for honoring military veterans, that is, persons who have served in the United States Armed Forces (and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable). Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.



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