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A-H Students Bring Out the Meaning of Veterans Day at Annual Program on November 11

By Doris Elmore
Staff Writer

Veterans Day is Friday, November 11. This is a day some people let slide by, but it is one of the most important days of our year. This day is set aside to recognize & honor our Veterans. The Atwood American Legion Auxiliary to James Reeder Post #770, along with the A-H Grade School, want our youth to be educated on the meaning of Veterans Day and to be a part of the program.

All veterans and the public are issued a special invitation to attend the Veterans Day program on Friday, November 11 at 10 a.m. at the A-H Grade School gymnasium. The program will begin with the posting of colors by members of the Atwood American Legion, followed by the Star-Spangled Banner by the 7th & 8th grade band, under the direction of Ethyan DeLaughter. Dr. Jose Gobbo will direct the grade school children in singing patriotic music.

Bentley Parsons & Noah Albright will present a Meditation. Additional readings will be given by Ayden Hutchcraft, Langsten Klay, Annelise Ponder, Bella Romine, Solomon Binion, and Mace Stirrett.

This program is always very inspirational to the veterans and they are very appreciative of the effort spent on planning this event.

Following the program, a short Meet and Greet will be held in the school cafeteria. The veterans and their spouses and/or guest are invited to the American Legion Hall for a luncheon sponsored by the legion auxiliary following the Meet and Greet.

A little trivia you might not be aware of…currently only five states—Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Oregon and Tennessee—require private employers to provide time off to veterans-on-Veterans Day, observed annually in the United States on November 11. All five states allow the employer to choose whether to offer paid or unpaid time off.

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