Veterans Day activities set in area
There are Veterans Day ceremonies planned for Wednesday, Nov. 11, in Rockdale, Thorndale, Gause and Lexington.
Those are in addition to the Veterans Day parade set for Saturday in downtown Rockdale. (See separate story.)
There are observances planned for all four Rockdale ISD campuses Nov. 11, according to Lt. Col Art Free (US Army Reserves, retired), RHS science teacher and master of ceremonies for the 10 a.m. program in the high school auditorium.
Veterans will be recognized during that program.
The day actually begins with a continental breakfast for veterans and their spouses at the new intermediate school's cafeteria.
Breakfast will be served at 9 a.m.
Veterans and spouses will be treated to lunch in the junior-high cafeteria at 11:45 a.m.
A program of musical entertainment will be provided.
The day of tribute ends at 1 p.m. with a program in the elementary gym.
"Rockdale ISD invites the community to join our students in honoring all veterans who served in the U. S. military," Free said.
Saturday's parade isn't the only Veterans Day observance planned by VFW Post 6525 of Rockdale.
Post Commander James Adcox said a hamburger and hot dog lunch will be served at the post home on west US 79 at noon Saturday. "It's free to all veterans, family, friends and all parade participants," he said.
On Wednesday, Nov. 11, the post will host a free breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. for all veterans, family and friends, Adcox said.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4009 will hold its annual Veterans Day Breakfast at 6:30 a.m. Nov. 11 at the post home on FM 486.
Marjorie Menzel, post spokesperson, said a flagraising, paying of "Taps" and recital of the Pledge of Allegiance are on the program.
"Retired Col. Brinkmeyer of Darnall Community Army Hospital, Ft. Hood, will be the speaker," she said.
"All veterans are invited to attend," she said.
Veterans will be honored with a morning program at 8:05 a.m. Nov. 11 in the Gause school cafeteria.
"We look forward to seeing all our veterans and honoring them on Wednesday," Supt. Perry Bell said.
Eagle Field in Lexington will be the site of a giant Veterans Day program Nov. 11, according to Connie Ward, spokesperson.
"The LHS band will perform and we will have guest speakers," she said.
"All veterans and community members are invited to attend," she said.