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Dinners, school programs fill Veterans Day

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I was going to get back to the Big Band Era, but decided to write about Veterans Day.

It has been a busy week. On Thursday, we attended a free chicken dinner in honor of all veterans at a supper club called Pinecrest on the other side of Pittsvllle.

We went with two other couples and had a delightful time. Quite a few from our American Legion Club in Pittsville were there.

Applebee's and the Golden Coral restaurants also honored the veterans with free dinners. Thank you Pinecrest for honoring our veterans. And thanks to all of our veterans for serving our country.

On Friday 11-11-11, the Legion and the VFW participated in the Veterans Day programs at the grade school and the high school.

The grade school program was put on by the grade schoolers. The kindergarten class sang songs, and after each one, a little fellow on the front row gave a grand bow, which brought much laughter.

The history of our National Anthem was given. The Star Spangled Banner was directed by Mrs. Santora. The folding of the flag was given by Cub Scout troop 123 and Laney Garrels.

After the grade school program, we went to the high school and were treated to coffee and muffins.

From there, we went into the auditorium for the high school program.

The introduction of the veterans in attendance was given by Legion Commander Marvin Kummer.

The speaker was retired veteran Kevin Zogleman who gave a grand speech.

Taps was performed by Ms. Amanda Lewin.

Retiring of the colors was given by the American Legion and the VFW.

From there, the veterans and their wives were treated to a free lunch at the grade school cafeteria, with the students helping with the serving and clearing of tables.

I found it quite interesting that Armistice Day (now Veterans Day) fell on 11-11-11. This won't happen again for one hundred years.

Armistice Day came into existence after the First World War to honor the WW I veterans.

In 1954, President Eisenhower changed it to Veterans Day to honor not only WW I veterans, but all veterans and service people.

I hated to go home as I knew I would spend the rest of the day sorting and packing up stuff for our move.

My days seem to begin with packing and end with packing. It is a neverending job.

We are looking forward to the deer hunting season. It will be the very last time we will all be together in our house here on the farm for deer hunting.

Marilyn Miller
The Old Grey Mare