(Posted Nov. 2, 2015)
By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor
Veterans Day services and activities are planned throughout Madison County.
The United Veterans Organization will participate in a Veterans Day program on Nov. 11 at London High School, 336 Elm St. The veterans will assemble at 10 a.m. The program is open to the public. The United Veterans Organization includes Amvets Chapter 19, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 93, American Legion Post 105 and Vietnam Veterans Chapter 746.
At 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 11, American Legion Post 105 will serve its annual Veterans Day dinner for members, their families and guests. To make reservations, call (740) 852-9196. The post is located at 51 E. First St. in London.
On Nov. 8, American Legion Post 417, 27 Clark St., Mount Sterling, will host a free dinner for veterans and their guests. Students who participated in Buckeye Boys State and Girls State this year will speak. Made dinner reservations by Nov. 4 by calling Jean Liston at (740) 869-3615.
At 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, American Legion Post 417 will conduct a brief ceremony and 21-gun salute at the flag pole at Mount Sterling’s Town Hall. In case of rain, the ceremony will be moved to the Legion Hall at 27 Clark St. Veterans who plan to participate in the ceremony are asked to arrive by 10:30. The public is encouraged to attend.
Plain City American Legion Post 248 and Plain City Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3268 will hold a Veterans Day memorial program at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 11 at Plain City Elementary. Special parking is available for those who attend. The program is open to the public. For details, call Bernie Vance at (614) 570-2962.
Norwood Elementary in West Jefferson will honor veterans with a ceremony at the school flagpole at 9:45 a.m. Nov. 11.
Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts will lead the “Pledge of Allegiance.” Students will sing “The Star Spangled Banner.” Fifth-graders will share essays about “What America Means To Me.” Guest speakers are Brig. Gen. Maria Kelly and Lt. Col. Mitchell Gargac. Representatives from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7005 and American Legion Post 201 will participate in the ceremony. The West Jefferson color guard will perform a 21-gun salute. Fifth-grade teacher Alison Crawford will play “Taps.” The public is welcome to attend.