The New London Veteran’s Day event has been relocated from the middle school to the high school this year, in an effort to accommodate the growing crowd of attendees.
Says Transition Principal for grade nine, Dr. Andrew Jones, “The middle school gymnasium was filled to capacity each year. Our high school gymnasium will allow more students and the public to attend this important ceremony. We need to honor our veteran’s every chance we get.”
A school bus will pick up Veterans at the New London VFW and escort them to high school for the event. A small reception with snacks will be provided to the veterans prior to the program.
This free program starts at 1 p.m., and the public should enter through the main doors of the high school and find the gymnasium to the right.
The VFW color guard will present the colors. NLHS choir will perform two patriotic songs, and Dave Neumann will review the history of Veteran’s Day. An Armed Forces Medley will follow, performed by the choir and band. Guest Speaker Col. Pete Seaholm will then address the crowd.
A trumpet solo of “Taps” will honor those lost in our wars and the VFW members will retire the colors at close of the ceremony.
Vet’s Dinner Nov. 13
NEW LONDON – Veterans Day Dinner and Program at the VFW Clubhouse, (across from St. Joseph Residence on Beckert Rd. and Hwy. D) Learman-Schaller 2732 Auxiliary to Post 2732. Cocktails start at 6 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. dinnertime. Chicken and beef tip dinner with all the fixings. A Veteran’s program is part of the evening. $10 adults, $5 children 10 and under. Contact Eugene Gresen at 982-5408 for tickets. Can also be purchased on Friday Fish Frys. All tickets must be purchased before Nov. 11. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Fox Valley Lutheran hosts breakfast, program
A special Veterans Day observance will be held Thursday, Nov. 11 at Fox Valley Lutheran High School of Appleton. All military veterans and their immediate families as well as current military personnel are invited for a complimentary breakfast served by the FVL Student Council. A special Veterans Day service and program at 9:15 a.m. takes place in the auditorium.
This year’s special program will feature student essayists. Principal Paul Hartwig will serve as the emcee and devotion leader. Also involved in the program will be Student Council President Shay Van Zeeland and the FVL bands, directed by Mr. James Neujahr, playing a medley of armed service hymns to honor those attending from all branches of the military. A special anthem will be sung that morning by the students of Mount Olive Lutheran School.
Anyone planning to attend the breakfast should RSVP to Fox Valley Lutheran High School at 920-739-4441 by Nov. 9.