Thank You, Veterans
Tuesday is Veteran's Day, making it a good time to say "THANKS" to those who have served the country and REMEMBER those who paid the ultimate price.
Review the history of Veterans Day, which began as Armistice Day in 1919.
LOCAL OBSERVANCES AND NOTES
The Owatonna Elks Club is hosting its 4th annual Veterans Day Dinner, with a free dinner for all military veterans from 5:00pm - 6:00pm. The meal consists of Hot Beef Commercials and will include a 5:30 program featuring U of M ROTC Cadets and Earl Beals. Please call 451-1395 to make a reservation. Non-veterans are also welcome.
WWII veterans Tom Kingsley and Merrill Burgstahler will speak at Good Sheppard Lutheran Church at 2500 7th Ave NE at 7:00pm. Kingsley was a member of the 20th Armored Division that was instrumental in rescuing the way prisoners from Dachau. Burgstahler, as a member of the 6th Armored Division, participated in the liberation of the Buchenwald German Prison Camp.
SHATTUCK ST MARYS SCHOOL IN FARIBAULT
The History Theatre brings a dramatic adaptation of Tim O'Brien's novel "The Things They Carried" to the Newhall Auditorium. This one man show is a powerful telling of Tim O'Brien's personal journey from his innocent years in a small town in western Minnesota to the jungles of Vietnam as a young American soldier - and back again.
The Friends of Wasioja will hold a service Tuesday night at 7:00 in the old Wasioja church, which is two blocks north of the Civil War monument. This event will recognize the completion of a total of 120 granite pavers. Each has the name, company and regiment of a soldier who fought in the Civil War.
The 3rd Minnesota re-enactors and Dodge Center Legion Color Guard will help with the program and provide the final gun salute.
Wasioja is located one mile north and three miles west of Mantorville on Dodger County Road 16.
Professor Tom Hosier, co-founder of the Veterans Round Table in Rochester, will be the guest speaker.
CITY OFFICES ARE CLOSED ON TUESDAY DUE TO THE HOLIDAY