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Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Program to honor local veterans

Thursday, November 8, 2007

SIKESTON -- The Veterans Day Ceremony will begin at 9:45 a.m. Friday at the Sikeston Field House with the presentation and posting of colors by the Sikeston National Guard Unit.

The Sikeston High School Band, Choir and Orchestra will perform the "National Anthem" with the "Pledge of Allegiance" led by Mike Watson, commander of VFW Post 3174.

A prayer of remembrance will be offered by the Rev. A.J. Wollenburg of Concordia Lutheran Church. Guests will be welcomed by Blair Moran, chaplain of American Legion Post 114, followed by opening remarks by Steve Taylor, chairman of the Sikeston Veterans Park Committee.

Guest speaker will be Joe Frank, past American Legion national commander.

Patriotic music will be performed by members of the Sikeston High School band, choir and orchestra. Tom Austin, past commander of American Legion Post 114 will, present "Lest We Forget - POW/MIA."

The Sikeston National Guard Unit close the ceremony with a 21-gun salute followed by Echo Taps performed by the members of the Sikeston High School Band.