Veteran’s Day dinners, parade scheduled for area


LENORE – Area organizations are planning activities to honor those who served in the armed forces on Veteran’s Day, Wednesday Nov. 11.

A Veteran’s Day Dinner has been planned at the Old Lenore High School gymnasium on Nov. 11, at 1 p.m.

The dinner is being hosted by Kiwanis of Lenore and local churches in the area.

Veterans and their spouse eat free. Other guests must pay $3 to cover the cost of food.

The organization requests that those interested call to reserve a seat. Contact Caleb Blankenship at 304-475-4457. If no one is available to answer, leave a message.

The Town of Matewan is also having its 14th Annual Veteran’s Day Commemoration Wednesday, Nov. 11.

At 12:30 p.m. a Veteran’s Day Parade will take place in downtown Matewan. A program will follow at 1 p.m. to honor all those who served.

According to history.com, “On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, then known as ‘the Great War.’ Commemorated as Armistice Day beginning the following year, November 11th became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars.”

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