Clinton and DeWitt County veterans will be served to a breakfast at Clinton Elementary School to start the day today and then it is off to the junior and senior high schools for more recognitions.
Starting at the Junior High School, the students and staff have their annual assembly to honor the veterans that day. Principal Drew Goebel indicates the Boy Scouts will be involved in the ceremony along with the Am Vets.
Then it will be off to the high school for their annual gathering where Principal Jerry Wayne says they will do something similar as the junior high school.b
Being a veteran himself, Goebel feels it is a very good thing the way the school district embraces the veterans of the community and honors them. He believes it is a good thing the district has the students come to school for the day to actively honor veterans.
Also this weekend for Veterans Day in DeWitt County:
A brunch has been planned to honor area veterans and their guest on Veterans Day, November 11, 2017, at Clinton Community High School, Commons Area, 1200 Route 54 West, starting at 9:00 am.
This year commemorates the 100th anniversary of World War I and so the program following the brunch will include a dance, "Belleau Wood," presented by members of Dance Xtreme, directed by Kim Alexander, followed by a program on World War I: The Great War, given by Gary Simpkins of Heyworth, IL.
Hosting the event will be DeWitt Clinton Chapter DAR and the Clinton American Legion Auxiliary.
The Veteran's Assistance Commission of Macon County, Inc. invites you to join them as they "Honor Our Veterans" and remember the men and women who fought for our freedom and our country!
Startin at 7 pm at the Salvation Army at 229 W. Main St. in Decatur, family, and friends are invited to be a part of the program.