A fitting salute

Veterans Day ceremonies planned throughout area next week


VETERANS DAY WILL be marked next week with various ceremonies at area schools, churches and other locations, including the annual program at Plymouth High School conducted by the high school and members of the World’s Cheese Center Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5612 (above and below). — Review file photos VETERANS DAY WILL be marked next week with various ceremonies at area schools, churches and other locations, including the annual program at Plymouth High School conducted by the high school and members of the World’s Cheese Center Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5612 (above and below). — Review file photos What began as the remembrance of the armistice that ended World War I will be marked again Wednesday, Nov. 11, as Veterans’ Day.

Unlike Memorial Day, which began as a commemoration of those who died in the Civil War and now remembers all those who died in service to the country, Veteran’s Day is a salute to all veterans who served in the Armed Forces at any time.

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

The Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah School District will hold a Veterans Day program Wednesday, 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 Brian Stout, retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel.

Stout earned a Regular Army commission in May 1990 as a Distinguished Military Graduate from Ripon College. He later deployed to Somalia and Saudi Arabia and commanded the 556th Signal Company until 1996. In 1996 he transitioned from the communications to nuclear operations, research and counter proliferation efforts.

After graduate work at UWMadison, Stout taught physics and nuclear engineering at West Point. Stout later performed staff duties at U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebr. He initially led the command’s efforts to identify requirements and assess the effectiveness of the National Missile Defense Program and later served as the lead analyst for developing national capabilities for combating weapons of mass destruction.

From 2007-2009 he functioned as the branch chief responsible for Global and Nuclear Command and Control capability development. Stout then served four years as the professor of Military Science for the Northwoods Battalion consisting of University of Wisconsin- Stout, UW-Eau Claire and UWRiver Falls.

In 2013 he retired from the Army and now resides in the Random Lake 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 Ladewig-Zinkgraf American Legion Post 243 of Plymouth will kick off the Veteran’s Day commemoration with a ceremony Friday, Nov. 6, at 1 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at St. John the Baptist Catholic School. Todd Richter will be the guest speaker at the program.

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

Two schools in the Plymouth School District are inviting the public to their Veterans Day programs.

Members of the World’s Cheese Center Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5612 will conduct ceremonies honoring veterans in the Acuity Auditorium at Plymouth High School from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11. The program will feature the Plymouth High School band and chorus and a short oral presentation by the Advanced Speech class.

Family members and veterans are invited to join Parkview Elementary School, 500 Parkview Dr., for a short program honoring veterans at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11 in the school gym. Students are encouraged to wear red, white and blue for the program, which will be presented by the school’s fourth-graders.

The Ladewig-Zinkgraf American Legion Post 243 will hold a ceremony at Riverview Middle School at 10 a.m., followed by the assembly at Parkview Elementary School. 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.

The post will also conduct ceremonies at Rocky Knoll at 1:30 p.m. honoring veteran residents of the facility. The program will include a performance by the Plymouth High School chorus and the addition of six names to Rocky Knoll’s Wall of Honor recognizing veterans who have been residents there.

The public is invited to the annual Veterans Day observance at

St. John Lutheran Church, 222 N.

Stafford St., Sunday, Nov. 15, at the 10:30 a.m. service.

The Hometown Harmony Tradition barbershop chorus will sing. The World’s Cheese Center Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5612 will serve as the Honor Guard and conduct a memorial rite for fallen veterans.

Rev. Nathan Meador will conduct the service and recognize all veterans present.

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


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