Area Legion posts plan Veterans Day observances

Legion posts in area communities have activities planned to commemorate Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11. Because Veterans Day falls on a Saturday, the school programs will be held Friday, Nov. 10.

Weather permitting, the Ida Grove American Legion will raise some flags around the veterans’ monument at Veterans’ Memorial Lake at Cobb Park.

The Galva American Legion and Galva-Holstein and Schaller-Crestland Elementary students will present a program for the public at the Galva-Holstein Upper Elementary School in Galva Friday, Nov. 10, at 1 p.m. The Galva Legion’s color guard and firing squad will also participate in the program. Mike Galvin of Galva is the guest speaker.

Battle Creek’s Willow Dale Wellness Village will host a lunch, featuring roast beef and mashed potatoes and gravy, to honor all veterans and spouses, including widows, at the Wellness Village on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 11:30 a.m. Reservations are not required.

Weather permitting, the Holstein American Legion will put up its Avenue of Flags Thursday, Nov. 9, at 1 p.m. The flags will be taken down on Sunday, Nov. 12, at 1 p.m. Volunteers who want to help put up or take down the flags are appreciated. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Char-Mac Assisted Living parking lot. If the weather is questionable the day the flags are slated to go up, volunteers are asked to call city hall at 368-4898 to find out if the flags will go up.

The Odebolt American Legion Auxiliary Post 313 will host free coffee and rolls for veterans and their families on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Odebolt Specialty Care assisted living dining room.

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