Honoring military service with Veterans Day ceremonies set in Holyoke



On Veterans Day, all Americans can pause and reflect on the contributions of people who stood in harm's way. In previous years, the efforts have provided funds for the Auxiliary's annual "Special Project", including the Tucson Fisher House and Peoria's Soldier's Best Friend. "When it comes to supporting veterans and military, the American Legion Auxiliary is our "Go To" partner".

Anyone interested in volunteering for the April event, or honoring a Vietnam veteran, can send a message to the Facebook group Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans.

At 1 p.m. MST, Veterans United will hold a dedication ceremony for the completion of its Eternal Flame at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Park on the Colorado River.

Veterans Day commemorates the end of WWI.

Mayor Jean Stothert, as well as other speakers spoke to guests, thanking veterans for their sacrifices in light of Veteran's Day, which is on Saturday.

The Edward Peterson Post 98 will host services at the Legion building at 32 Beach St., with coffee and doughnuts available beginning at 9:30 a.m. and a "Salute to the Armed Forces" presentation by the Legion Band beginning at 10:15 under the direction of Jason Howard.

The World War I armistice was signed in 1918 on the 11th hour of the 11th day in the 11th month of the year.

Baronian says the event in April will be the opportunity to thank Vietnam War Veterans- even those who are gone - something that's long overdue. The City of Peoria is also conducting a recognition ceremony and dedication to the expansion of Veterans Memorial Nov. 11 in Rio Vista Community Park.

The members of American Legion Auxiliary Dietrich-Luhman Unit 360 would like to express our honest appreciation for the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces.

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