Activities honoring veterans coming up
A special event to honor veterans will be held Saturday morning at the Decatur Walmart store, with public participation encouraged.
Starting at 9 a.m., veterans who work at the store as well as veterans of the community will be honored. "We would like to thank them all for the service that they have done for all of the people of America," a Walmart news release said.
Mayor John Schultz will be on hand, along with color guards from Decatur, Berne and Geneva. Local Walmart Manager Greg Farmer will read the Vietnam 50th Anniversary Presidential Proclamation and certificates will be given out to employees who are veterans as well as family members of employees.
The local American Legion post will have a box set up at store entrances for people to place their American flags which they wish to retire. In addition, there will be at five-foot by six-foot Flag of Thanks on which people may place a note of thanks.
Coffee and doughnuts will be served at the conclusion of the event. Sunday is Veterans Day.
American Legion Post 43 in Decatur has announced that it will hold the annual Veterans Day Service at 11 a.m. on Monday in the legion hall at 101 Madison St.
The announcement said the color guard will post the colors and the firing squad will salute departed soldiers, followed by David rice playing "Taps." Former judge James Heimann will be the speaker and Ryan Hirschy will sing.
Beans and cornbread will be served at no charge after the service, which is open to the public.
The annual Veterans’ Day program to honor Adams County veterans and current military personnel will be held by the history club of Adams Central High School at 1:30 p.m. next Wednesday in the main gymnasium.
The schools' National Honor Society and Sunshine Society will host a reception in the cafetorium immediately following the program.
Robert Harrison, a veteran and an AC parent, will be the featured speaker. The program will include performances by the AC band, swing choir, and the 5th Dimensions.
Veterans and their families are welcome to attend, organizers said. Students will be available to help with parking and seating, but those planning to attend are asked to arrive early to ensure a seat.