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"It's all about freedom and freedom in our country today", Navy Veteran Jerry Notaro said.

Evansville Elementary, (at Evansville Town Hall), 1:45 p.m. Col. Stephen M. Kravitsky will speak. Reservations are to be made with Rose Ann, 570-748-7504. The 2017 theme is "Unity, A Nation United".

Finally kids from the boy and girl scouts honored each veteran in the audience with a thank you card and a rose. Be ready to recognize a loved one who has served our country honorably. He was recently appointed the director of the Wyoming Veterans Commission after serving nearly 32 years in the United States Air Force. She worked as a fitness instructor, a missile chef, and an accountant for the base dining facility.

Notable guests attending the dedication will include UT alumnus Air Force Major General Stephen Clark, the director of programs in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements at the Pentagon in Washington, DC. In December, Courtney, her husband and their son are being stationed at Shaw AFB in SC.

Janet Conley, secretary of the town's Veterans Committee, introduced the University of Massachusetts Color Guard, whose members demonstrated a formal flag-folding ceremony in the brilliant sunlight.

The speaker this year is Gold Star mother Jean Ann Herold. For information, call Larry Kanfer at 217-398-2000.

At CY Middle School, veterans will be honored at a special program Friday morning.

Groups from the school system participating included music ensembles from Veterans Elementary and the Howard High School JROTC.

The program will begin at 8:30 am with eighth grade student Corbin Homan as master of ceremonies. Brown County Veteran Services Officer Greg Peterson will be the keynote speaker.

In closing, the Spring Mills High band played the Armed Forces Salute, during which the school had each veteran stand when their branch of the military was recognized. The program will be at 9 a.m., also in the gym. A Veterans Community Lunch will be held at 11:30. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Blanchard Baptist Cemetery upkeep.

"You worked together to complete a mission, whatever that mission has been", he said.

About a hundred students served the veterans during the meal. Quarts of soup can be ordered and taken home. That war was called "the war to end all wars", which now can be "discouraging", as there have been many wars since.

Activities are open to all veterans and active duty personnel.

Veterans stand during Sanchez Elementary School's Veterans Day celebration.

In Princeton, there will be a community-wide ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park downtown.