Saluting those who served

Veterans Day observances planned throughout county Tuesday

What began as the remembrance of the armistice that ended World War I will be marked again Tuesday as Veterans’ Day.

Observances are scheduled at schools, churches and other facilities to honor men and women who have served in the Armed Forces.

The village of Kohler will dedicate its recently-completed Veterans Memorial Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. at the cemetery site.

The program will include performances by the Kohler High School band, a welcome message from Kohler Civic Club President Richard Balge, an invocation from Rev. Tom Schroeder of Grace United Church of Christ, an explanation of the memorial’s design from artist Sher Quasius, presentation and raising of the colors by a color guard, a moment of silence followed by Taps sounded by Bob Hanke of Kiel.

Col. Robert C. Horneck, Kohler High School class of 1983 and son of Henry and Margy Horneck, will give the dedication address.

A luncheon will be served at the Village Hall following the ceremony.

The Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah School District will hold a Veterans Day Program Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. in the high school gymnasium. The high school band and chorus will perform a few selections for this event, which will also include speeches and poetry readings from high school students. Guest speaker for the program is Stu Kuehl, retired U.S. Army Sergeant First Class.

Kuehl graduated from Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah High School in 1979. Following graduation he joined the Army and specialized in demolitions, serving with the Second Armored Calvary Regiment in Desert Storm. In 2005 he began serving with the Army Corps of Engineers in Afghanistan. In July of 2006 while on a routine mission his Toyota SUV was struck by two IEDs on the Pakistan border. After being medivacked back to the States, Kuehl spent 18 months at Walter Reed Army Hospital. In 2008 he retired from the Army and now resides in the Kiel area.

The school district would like to invite the community to attend and share in this event of honoring all who have served or are currently serving.

The day will be marked at several Plymouth schools on Tuesday, Nov. 11.

St. John the Baptist Catholic School will hold a Veterans Day Assembly in the Performing Art Center at the school Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Members of the World’s Cheese Center Veterans of Foreign War Post 5612 will conduct ceremonies in the Acuity Auditorium at Plymouth High School from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Tuesday.

The program will feature the PHS band and chorus and a short oral presentation by the Advanced Speech class.

The Ladewig-Zinkgraf American Legion Post 243 will hold a ceremony at Riverview Middle School at 10 a.m., followed by an assembly at Parkview Elementary School at 11:15 a.m. Both ceremonies will include the playing of Taps and a rifle volley by the post’s ceremonial unit, as well as a flag raising ceremony at Parkview.

Parkview students are encouraged to wear red, white and blue for the program, which will be presented by the school’s fourthgraders. Parkview families also are encouraged to bring in pictures of relatives who are veterans to be included in the Wall of Honor in the front hall. Visit www.plymouth. for a submission form, which is due Thursday, Nov. 6.

The post will also conduct ceremonies at Rocky Knoll at 1:30 p.m. in conjunction with the Haslee-Doebert-Schmidt American Legion Post 261 of Greenbush honoring veteran residents of that facility.

The public is invited to the annual Veterans Day observance at

St. John Lutheran Church Sunday,

222 N. Stafford St., Nov. 9, at the

10:30 a.m. service.

The Hometown Harmony Tradition barbershop chorus will sing. Ladewig-Zinkfgraf American Legion Post 243 will serve as the Honor Guard and conduct a memorial rite for fallen veterans.

Rev. John Schultz will conduct the service and recognize all veterans present.

The St. John Fellowship Committee will serve a light luncheon in the Fellowship Hall that is free and open to the public immediately following the service.

The public is invited to attend the annual Veterans Day program at Sunny Ridge Health and Rehab Center, 3014 Erie Ave., Sheboygan, Tuesday.

The program will begin at 3 p.m. in the lower level auditorium. It is open to the public at no charge.

The program, which will include appropriate music and remarks, is an annual presentation of the Sunny Ridge activities department with the assistance of Jensen-Van Thruler Post 18, Disabled American Veterans and Sheboygan County Chapter 618, Vietnam Veterans of America.

As is traditional with Veterans Day at Sunny Ridge, the highlight of the program will be the induction of six new members to the Sunny Ridge “Veterans Wall of Honor.”

The DAV ceremonial detail will close the program with the traditional rifle volley and taps.

Light refreshments will be served following the presentation.

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