Veterans’ Day event to feature panel


WAT-KIM VALLEY POW MIA members will be on a panel for the Veterans’ Day program. They include (L-R) Bones, Steve LaVine, Mike Philips, Mike Yanish, Al Brutger, Gilly Hennen, Erv Becker.

 

On Monday, the public is invited to attend the annual Veterans’ Day program at the Maple Lake High School auditorium. This year’s theme is “Those Never Forgotten,” featuring Vietnam veterans from the WAT-KIM-VALLEY POW MIA. 
There will be a panel of Vietnam Veterans led by coordinator Mike Yanish from Annandale.   The speakers will share differences in the current and past wars, the importance of respecting the flag and personal stories while serving in South Vietnam 1967-1970. 
Besides inspirational music led by music instructor Sue Nelson, there will be student tributes, a DVD  honoring local veterans, and more. As always, the VFW and American Legion will perform the outdoor rifle salute. 
The V by HH will be serving  free lunch to all veterans; the public is welcome to attend at cost following the programs.  The high school program is at 9 a.m. and the elementary at 10 a.m. The events are sponsored by Maple Lake Senior Connections and the Maple LakeLions. 
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