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Veterans Tributes Planned in Area

Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, is an observance to honor veterans of all wars. It marks the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, when World War I ended. The following services are planned to observe Veterans Day in local communities. All veterans and the public are invited to attend the observances.

St. Ignace

There will be a Veterans Day assembly Friday, November 11, at 10 a.m. in the LaSalle High School gymnasium to recognize local veterans. Pastor David Tielbar of Zion Lutheran Church in St. Ignace will be the featured speaker. The high school concert band will perform during the assembly. A reception will follow. There will be an observance with the American Legion Friday, November 11, at 1 p.m. in the dining room of Evergreen Living Center at Mackinac Straits Health System. Light refreshments will be served.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5114 will offer a Veterans Day all-you-can-eat whitefish dinner Friday, November 11, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. The public is welcome.

Engadine

Engadine Consolidated Schools students will host a Veterans Day program Friday, November 11, at 1 p.m. in the gymnasium.

Kinross

The 13th Annual Honoring Our Anishinabe Veterans Powwow will be held Saturday, November 12, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kinross Recreation Center at 43 Wood Lake Road in Kinross. Those attending should bring a dish to pass.

Les Cheneaux

Cedarville High School will host a Veterans Day program Friday, November 11, at 10 a.m. in the gymnasium. The high school band will perform. A reception at the school will follow.

The Les Cheneaux Community Library in Cedarville will host a Veterans Day open house Friday, November 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Weyquayoc Cemetery

A pipe ceremony will be held Veterans Day Friday, November 11, at 1 p.m. at Wequayoc Cemetery on M-134 in St. Ignace Township to honor veterans buried at the cemetery.

Anyone who knows of any veteran buried at the ceremony who has not been honored in previous services should call Russ Rickley at (906) 440-5696 or Dell Powers at (906) 984-2055.

Mackinaw City

American Legion Post 159 of Mackinaw City will host a potluck dinner Friday, November 11, at 5 p.m. at the American Legion Post at 106 South Huron Street. Members and guests are asked to bring a dish to pass.

Pickford

A Veterans Day program will be Friday, November 11, at 10:20 a.m. in the Pickford High School gymnasium.

The Pickford Area Historical Society will host an open house at the Pickford Area Historical Museum Friday, November 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Rudyard

There will be a Veterans Day assembly Friday, November 11, at 1 p.m. in the gymnasium at Rudyard High School. Refreshments will be served following the program.

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