BSC to host Bismarck-Mandan Veteran's Day observance
Posted on 11/4/2011
Bismarck State College will host the area's annual Veteran's Day event on Friday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m. in the Sidney J. Lee Auditorium on the BSC campus.
Coordinated this year by the legionnaires of Lloyd Spetz Post No. 1 of the American Legion, the annual Veteran's Day observance is usually held at the North Dakota Heritage Center but was relocated this year due to construction.
American Legion Commander Howard Burns will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the event. Miss North Dakota Teen 2010 Ariana Walker will sing the national anthem; Public Service Commissioner Brian P. Kalk will provide the keynote; and Pastor David J. Swonger of the House of Prayer Lutheran Church will give the invocation and the benediction.
Present will be the color guards from VFW Gilbert N. Nelson Post No. 1326, American Legion Lloyd Spetz Post No. 1, AMVETS Post No. 9 and AMVETS Post No. 9 Auxiliary; DAV Chapter 3 and the combined American Legion Gilbert S. Furness Post No. 40 & VFW Post 707 of Mandan.
In addition to the program, the Salvation Army will be recreating the role they played in World War I in France by serving coffee and donuts before and after the ceremony.
Following the ceremony, the Bismarck VFW will serve a free meal to veterans and their spouses at the VFW, 1326 East Broadway, Bismarck. The public can attend with a free will donation to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Helping Hand Fund.
Also on Veteran's Day, AMVETS Post No. 9, 2402 Railroad Ave., Bismarck, will hold a Veteran's Day program and free lunch at 12:30 p.m.
On Thursday, Nov. 10, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Schwan Buick GMC Cadillac, Capital RV Center and Clear Channel Radio are hosting a pre-Veterans day meal to honor area veterans. The lunch will be held at the Bismarck-Mandan Elks Lodge #1199, 900 S. Washington Street. Tickets are available at Schwan Buick GMC Cadillac or Capital RV Center until Nov. 8. Each ticket is good for a veteran and a guest.
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