Local Events To Honor Veterans
By Mike Perleberg
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – It’s a day to honor and say thanks to those who have served in our armed forces. Tuesday is Veterans Day.
There are a number of different activities happening throughout the tri-state today.
Milan, Jac-Cen-Del, and South Ripley high schools are all welcoming veterans to programs this morning. Milan’s program begins at 8:15 a.m. and Jac-Cen-Del’s gets underway at 8:30. South Ripley will entertain veterans with a program at 8:45 followed by a free breakfast at 10:00.
Dearborn County schools will honor veterans. Aurora Elementary School has a program at 9:00 a.m. Lawrenceburg High School is inviting veterans to a program in the school auditorium at 2:00 p.m.
A public Veterans Day ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Dearborn County Veterans Memorial outside the county courthouse in Lawrenceburg.
In Ohio County, the Rising Sun American Legion will host a Veterans Day service at 6:00 this evening. The service will be followed by a meal for veterans at 6:30.
Boy Scout Troop 692 in Bright will be having a flag retirement ceremony on Saturday, November 14 at St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross Catholic Church, 23455 Gavin Lane. The ceremony will start at 9:00 a.m. and continue until all flags are properly retired. The troops says the event is open to the public and is being held in honor of Veteran’s Day and in remembrance of what our colors stand for.
Meanwhile, the Aurora Public Library District is working to help out our current troops. The library is partnering with We Care Packages to collect Treats for Troops. Care package donations can be dropped off now through November 20 at the Aurora or Dillsboro libraries.
Because of the Veterans Day holiday, you will find most government offices, banks, and post offices closed Tuesday.
Tuesday? Or Wednesday?
I went to Milan elementary’s program. This was the first time I’ve ever gone to one being my child was in the program. It was a very touching program. With that being said whether you have a child in a program or not we should honor current and past veterans. Thank you all who have served!