Veterans Day programs around the area

Once again this year, there are a multitude of Veterans Day program in the area, most of them on Monday with a few exceptions. 

WORTHINGTON: Prairie Elementary invites all veterans to a free Veterans Day breakfast  at 7:30 a.m. Friday in the Prairie Elementary gymnasium. The program will begin at 7:45 a.m. Military uniforms are welcome.

St. Mary’s School will host a Veterans Day program at 9 a.m. Monday at the school, 1206 Eighth Ave. with patriotic songs performed by students and refreshments afterward.

Worthington High School will host a Veterans Day program at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the WHS gym. Darwin Eugene 'Joe' Johansen will be honored. There will be student speakers and a performance by WHS Trojan Band.

A program honoring all veterans is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 at Living Waters Covenant Church, 1645 S. Shore Dr. All veterans will be honored, with special recognition for Vietnam veterans and their families.

ADRIAN: Adrian High School will host a Veterans Day program at 9:30 a.m. Monday in the school gym, preceded by a breakfast of veterans and their spouses. Organized by Adrian National Honor Society students, the program will include special music from the Adrian music department, color guards of area veterans groups, and readings and presentations to honor veterans. The breakfast is also at the school, serving from 8:15 to 9 a.m. in the concession area on the west side of the high school gym. Reservations are requested by Friday, Nov. 8. Call (507) 483-2232 to reserve your place.

BREWSTER: A Veterans Day program is at 9 a.m. Monday at the Brewster American Legion Post 464. The program will include music by students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

The 42nd annual Nobles County Council Veterans Day Supper will take place Monday at Brewster American Legion Post 464. Social hour will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., with a roast pork loin meal and program to follow.

EDGERTON: Southwest Minnesota Christian School, Edgerton, will host a Veterans Day program at 2 p.m. Monday at the school, 550 Elizabeth St.

FULDA: A Veterans Day program is at 10 a.m. Monday in the Fulda High School gymnasium, 410 N. College Ave.

GEORGE, Iowa: A Veterans Day program is at 10 a.m. Monday at George-Little Rock High School auditorium, 500 E. Indiana Ave., George.

HARDWICK: There will be a Veterans Day Banquet on Monday at the Legion Hall in Hardwick, with a social hour at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker is 2019 Boys Stater Gunnar Oldre. Special patriotic music by Bruce Dysthe. Sponsored by the Hardwick American Legion.

HILLS: A Veterans Day program will be at 9 a.m. Monday at Hills-Beaver Creek High School.

JACKSON: Jackson County Central High School will host a Veterans Day program at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the high school auditorium.

Riverside Elementary will host a Veterans Day program at 1 p.m. Monday in the gymnasium.

JEFFERS: Jeffers American Legion Post 401 will host a Veterans Day celebration honoring American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary members with extended service at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Jeffers Senior Center. A $12 meal catered by the Jeffers Meat Market will be served prior to the program.

LAKEFIELD: The Jackson County Central Middle School and Pleasantview Elementary in Lakefield will host a 9:30 a.m. Veterans Day program honoring veterans in the auditorium.

LAKE PARK, Iowa: Harris-Lake Park Middle/High school in Lake Park, Iowa will host a Veterans Day program at 1 p.m. Monday, featuring guest speaker Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Naweji, pastor of the Harris and Lake Park United Methodist Church.

LUVERNE: A Veterans Day reception will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the Herreid Military Museum, 213 E. Luverne St.

A Veterans Day program will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Luverne High School Gymnasium, 709 N. Kniss Ave.

MOUNTAIN LAKE: A Veterans Day program will be at 8:15 a.m. Monday at Mountain Lake High School. Speaker will be District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton. The school band and choir will perform.

OKABENA: A 2:15 p.m. Veterans Day program honoring veterans will be Monday at the Heron Lake-Okabena High School gymnasium in Okabena.

PIPESTONE: The Pipestone American Legion will host a community dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at 117 S Hiawatha Ave. The menu is smoked pork loin roast, baked potato, vegetable, dinner roll and dessert. Take out is available. Tickets are sold at the door and proceeds benefit American Legion Post 6.

Pipestone Area Schools will host a Veterans Day program on Monday  at 8:30 a.m. for the high school and 10 a.m. for the middle school in the auditorium, 1401 Seventh St. S.W., Pipestone.

ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa: A Veterans Day program is at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Central Lyon High School, 1010 S. Greene St., Rock Rapids.

SHELDON, Iowa: The Sheldon Middle School, 310 23rd Ave., will host a Veterans Day program at 8:30 a.m. Monday, with the  Sheldon High School, 1700 E. Fourth St., hosting a Veterans Day program at 1:20 p.m. Monday.

Sheldon Christian School, 1425 E. Ninth St., will host a Veterans Day program at 8:45 a.m. Monday.

SIBLEY, Iowa: A Veterans Day program will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Sibley-Ocheyedan High School gymnasium.

SLAYTON: Murray County Central will host a Veterans Day program at 2 p.m. Monday in the central gymnasium of the high school, 2420 28th St., Slayton.

WALNUT GROVE: The Westbrook-Walnut Grove Elementary School will host a 2 p.m. Monday Veterans Day program in Walnut Grove, featuring musical performances from students. The guest speaker is Paul Konechne, a Rock Rapids, Iowa native who served in Iraq from 2003 to 2004 and in the National Guard from 1996 to 2005.

WESTBROOK: A Veterans Day program is at 10 a.m. Monday at the Westbrook-Walnut Grove High School, 344 Eighth Street, Westbrook. Guest speaker will be W-WG Junior/Senior High School Counselor Mona Ourada.

WILMONT: The Wilmont VFW will host its Veterans Day observance with a potluck meal beginning at noon Sunday. A short program will follow.

WINDOM: American Legion Post 206 and the Ladies Legion Auxiliary will lead its 34th Veterans Day program at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Windom Area High School gymnasium, with performances by the high school band and choir. Guest speaker is Command Sergeant Major Juan Esquivel, who leads the 834th Aviation Support Battalion in St. Paul. He has been awarded  two Bronze Stars, four Army Commendations, the Master Army Aviation Badge and more.

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