There are a variety of events going on this weekend, and Monday to honor veterans.
There are several Veterans Day events scheduled across the area. Veterans are being recognized at schools, retail business and at a variety of programs sponsored by local groups. Below is a partial listing of those events.
Following months of work, Dalton Ripley will be hosting a veterans bench dedication at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, The bench dedication is the culmination of work by Ripley for his Eagle Scout project. All Scouts are encouraged to attend and invite family members, friends and military veterans to the brief dedication.
The Grand River Historical Society Museum, 1401 Forest Drive, Chillicothe, is featuring a Veteran’s Day tribute program at 2 p.m., on Nov. 10.
The historical and musical event will be presented by Larry Vance, retired CHS history teacher and Museum Board Member and Mary Lou VanDeventer, Chillicothe Area Arts administrator.
Vance shared a synopsis of the presentation that features the history of local Veterans Bob Skinner and Richard West. The program will also include histories of Sargent York, famous athletes Ted Williams Baseball great and Pat Tillman, Football legend--both left their professional careers to serve our country and famous entertainers, Glenn Miller and Bob Hope.
VanDeventer said, “There will be patriotic favorites for group singing and a couple of favorite pop tunes that honor Veterans”, woven throughout the historical narratives.
Refreshments will be served.
For more information, call the Museum 660-646-1341 or the Arts Office 660-646-1173.
HyVee is hosting a free breakfast for veterans from 6-11 a.m., on Veterans Day.
Murray’s is providing free dinner from 4-8 p.m., for veterans on Nov. 11.
Chillicothe High School will host its annual Veterans Day Assembly on Nov. 11 to honor local veterans. Veterans will be welcomed in the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center lobby beginning at 8:30 am.. for donuts and coffee. The Veterans Day Assembly will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will include student read essays, the CHS band and recognition of veterans. There is no RSVP needed for this event.
The Trenton Disabled American Veteran Chapter #60 will host a free supper from 5:30-7:30 p.m., for veterans on Veterans Day, Nov. 11 at the Royal Inn Pizza, 1410 E. 9th St in Trenton.
Veterans will be asked to produce documentation reflecting their service such as a VA ID card, Military ID card, DD 214 or even a picture of them in uniform.
Veterans and a guest may enjoy many of the numerous items on the menu at Royal Inn Pizza free of charge.
Membership in the DAV is open to any man or woman who served in the armed forces during a period of war or under conditions simulating war, and was wounded, disabled to any degree, or left with long-term illness as a result of military service, and was discharged or retired from military service under honorable conditions.
Veterans are requested to RSVP to the Chapter Services Officer Dennis Goldsmith by texting or calling 660-265-5619 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.