Veterans Day ceremonies planned throughout county

What began as the remembrance of the armistice that ended World War I will be marked again Friday 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 Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah School District will hold a Veterans Day Program Friday, 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 Tech. Sgt. Dustin Holmes of the U.S. Air Force.

Holmes has served 13 years in the Air Force, holding jobs as a structural engineer and enlisted accession recruiter. He has served four tours of duty in Iraq, two tours in Afghanistan, two tours in Jordan and one tour in the United Arab Emirates.

Holmes has received the Air Force Commendation Medal four times and has been recognized with the Air Force Achievement Medal four times. He has also received the Army Achievement Medal. Tech. Sgt. Holmes is currently stationed in Fond du Lac, where he serves as a recruiter.

Review file photos Review file photos 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 Thursday and Friday.

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 9-9:45 a.m. Friday. It will honor Vietnam War veterans.

The program will feature the Plymouth High School band and chorus along with a short oral presentation by the Advanced Speech class.

The Ladewig-Zinkgraf American Legion Post 243 will hold a ceremony at Fairview Elementary School at 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10.

The post will mark Veterans Day Friday with several programs. They will begin at Riverview Middle School at 10 a.m., followed by an assembly at Parkview Elementary School at 10:30 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. The ceremony at Parkview will be presented by some of the school’s fourth-graders and students are encouraged to wear red, white and blue for the program.

The post will also conduct a ceremony at Rocky Knoll at 1:30 p.m. honoring veteran residents of the facilities.

The public is invited to the annual Veterans Day observance at St. John Lutheran Church, 222 N. Stafford St., Sunday, Nov. 13, at the 10:30 a.m. service, which will be held in the gymnasium while renovations continue in the church’s sanctuary.

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

The Waterford at Plymouth, 2586 Valley Rd., will hold a special Veterans Event Monday, Nov. 14, at 10 a.m. The featured speaker will be Vietnam War veteran Allen Nohl. Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP at (920) 946-8730.

The public is invited to attend the annual Veterans Day program at Sunny Ridge Health and Rehab Center, 3014 Erie Ave., Sheboygan, Thursday, Nov. 10.

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

The ceremony will consist of presentations by master of ceremonies Jim Riesenberg, VVA Chapter 618 and Mike Liebelt, TREA Chapter 76

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

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