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Veterans Day program Nov. 9 includes honors, chili supper
Thursday, November 1, 2012 8:44 AM
Huntington County veterans and their families will be treated to a free chili supper on Friday, Nov. 9, in observance of Veterans Day.
The evening will begin with a program at 6 p.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene, 1555 Flaxmill Rd., Huntington. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. All veterans, their families and surviving spouses, along with all Huntington County residents who wish to honor the veterans, are invited to attend.
Rodney Funk, of Huntington, Indiana state commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, will be the featured honoree.
All wartime and peacetime veterans will receive door prizes.
The Children's Choir of Huntington County will perform a musical tribute for the veterans.
Free will donations can be made up to the night of the event. Donations should be designated for the Veterans Recognition Fund and dropped off at the event or in advance at the Huntington County Veterans Service Office, 354 N. Jefferson St., Room 102, Huntington, IN 46750.
The Nov. 9 chili supper is sponsored by the Huntington County Veterans Council and supported by American Legion posts 7, 85 and 160; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689; and the ladies' and men's auxiliaries of the organizations.
Several other events have been planned to honor veterans.
American Legion Post 7, 1330 Etna Ave., will serve a free lunch to veterans only on Saturday, Nov. 10, from noon to 2 p.m. All veterans are invited to attend.
Members of the Veterans Council will participate in Veterans Day programs at several Huntington County schools and all assisted living facilities and nursing homes throughout the weekend.
The council is also sponsoring the second annual deer hunt for disabled veterans on Nov. 24 at the Roush Fish and Wildlife Area. Reservations have been filled with 13 disabled veterans and guides who will assist them in the hunt.