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Published: Fri, November 10, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Public invited to Veterans assembly at Libby High School Nov. 13

Public invited to Veterans assembly at Libby High School Nov. 13

- The Snake River High School veterans' assembly begins at 10 a.m. Teacher Neil Hillman is one of the presenters. Local veterans and families are invited to attend as the students and staff offer a honest thank you to the courageous men and women who selflessly served our country to help shape it into the great nation it is today.

PRINCETON - Princeton Christian Academy will honor veterans with a breakfast and program at 8:30 a.m. Friday in the school gymnasium.

Crawford County Veterans Hall of Fame President Chuck Christman will keynote a 2:00 p.m. assembly at the Secondary School.

Veterans and a guest may participate by either showing their military ID or describing service to the host.

After dismissal, the group will return to the community center for fellowship, including coffee, tea, juice and pastries, before the Veterans Day program, with its continuing theme "The Veteran: A Lasting Tribute". The program will feature a presentation by Bob Gaskill, a retired Infantry Officer and U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Military History instructor.

The 58th Annual Veteran's Day celebration and parade will be held Saturday, Nov. 11. The program will be held at 10:30 a.m.

Specialist Mitch McCoy, who spent eight years in the Army National Guard, including a 2008-09 tour in Afghanistan in Operation Enduring Freedom, will give a talk.

"Well, I think it's very important that all these young kids that are here today see this mainly so that they can understand what these guys had to go through because on the calendar it will just say 'Veterans Day, ' but they don't know what that means until they actually see what a veteran is".

On Saturday, Nov. 11, Corvallis American Legion Post #91 has four veteran events.

Students will present facts on the historical significance of Veterans Day, read a Christmas letter from a fallen World War II marine to his sons, honor Gold Star mothers, and recite a poem by C.M. Towsley titled “MIA.”. "This event provides a unique opportunity for students to learn about service and sacrifice directly from our veterans while giving them the thanks they deserve". About two dozen veterans attended.

The ceremony is expected to last about an hour and is open to the public. Veterans are invited to stay for a reception and conversation immediately following the ceremony.

Albia High School is the first school to honor their local heroes for Veterans Day this week. Tickets can be picked up at will call.

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