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40 & 8, Voiture 333 and the Smith-Cotton JROTC will host the annual Veterans’ Day parade at 3 p.m. Nov. 11.
This year’s Veterans Day Parade will begin at 3:15 p.m. Nov. 11 at Seventh Street and Ohio Avenue and end at Main Street and Lamine Avenue.
The second annual Veterans Day Parade, sponsored by the 40 & 8 with the JROTC, will be at 3 p.m. Nov. 11.
Members of the Smith-Cotton High School color guard raise the American flag during Wednesday's Veterans Day ceremony in front of the Pettis County Courthouse.
Bob Harms, of Pleasant Hill, salutes the flag during Wednesday's Veterans Day ceremony on the lawn of the Pettis County Courthouse. He is the son of Lin Harms, a World War II veteran of Sedalia.
Danny Davis, left, of Lincoln, and Lin Harms, center, of Sedalia, shake hands with U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton while making a Veterans Day visit to VFW Post 2591’s free chili lunch Wednesday afternoon.
Area veterans were honored and remembered Wednesday for the sacrifices they have made or are currently making to ensure freedom for all U.S. citizens through multiple activities in Sedalia during Veterans Day.
A variety of events are scheduled on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, to honor the service of area veterans.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2591 Ladies Auxiliary president Vera Harrison drives a 1967 John Deere 4020 tractor with a trailer loaded with enthusiastic St. Patrick's Day revelers during the organization's annual St. Pat's Day parade last year in Sedalia.
The annual Veterans Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. Nov. 10 in downtown Sedalia. There is no fee to enter. The theme is “America the Beautiful.” To participate, call 660-287-3812.
Donna Fields, left, and Pauline Hayes were among the spectators watching the Veterans Day parade on South Oho Avenue.
Sgt. 1st Class Adam McQuiston, Missouri's drill sergeant of the year stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, was the Grand Marshal at Sedalia's Veterans Day parade.
Smith-Cotton High School JROTC cadets keep a tight grip on a field-size American flag to prevent gusting winds from taking it from them while they march Saturday in the Veterans Day parade in downtown Sedalia.
On Nov. 11, I experienced and had the best day in my whole life and that was being a part of Veterans Day in Sedalia.
• Crossroads Hospice will recognize dozens of Sedalia veterans for their service to the country in a patriotic ceremony led by Crossroads Hospice staff, volunteer veterans and active service members. Veterans will receive lapel pins, flags and certificates.
(StatePoint) Veterans Day is coming, an annual opportunity for communities and families to honor former U.S. service members. And as these heroes age, it’s important to keep their stories and sacrifices alive by listening and learning.
Here are some great ways to commemorate veterans this holiday:
Listen to a Story
You may not think about it much, but everyone has a lesson to share and a story to offer. World War II for example, which killed and injured more people than any other war in human history, impacted an entire generation -- from soldiers on the frontlines of battle, to children at home participating in the war effort. Learn about both world history and your family’s history by talking to older relatives and friends about their experiences and trials. You may even consider tape recording the conversation so you can share the personal account with others.
If you have a story yourself, consider writing it down or retelling it at the next family gathering.
Read a War Memoir
While reading and understanding the past is possible by delving into a standard-issue textbook, there is nothing like an eyewitness account to get a true feel for a crucial time in history. Such accounts can deliver a unique perspective on a familiar story.
The tales you discover can help you better connect with history. One such book, the newly released “Terror Before Dawn: A Child At War,” by Anne Raghnild Fagerberg and William Sterling Williams, presents Fagerberg’s account of her childhood experience during World War II under Nazi rule in Norway.
Williams, Fagerberg’s son, found her notes after she died of cancer in 1998. She had completed her story shortly before she passed away. Though only a child during the war, Fagerberg did what she could to contribute to winning the war, distributing newspapers and literature of the underground resistance movement.
“The reflections of a war survivor offer lessons about courage, survival, rebuilding and freedom,” says Williams. “Her piece of history needed to be preserved.”
More information can be found at such websites as www.amazon.com by searching for “Terror Before Dawn.”
Teach Your Children
No one is too young to learn about and honor the past. While children might enjoy a holiday parade, be sure to explain the true meaning of the day so they understand the reason for all the fanfare.
Many schools choose to honor veterans by inviting them to speak at assemblies and before history classes. Find out what programs are happening at your school.
Visit www.va.gov/kids for ideas on how to talk to kids about war, history and the sacrifice of veterans.
Don’t let this Veterans Day pass by unrecognized. Take the time to honor the past.
This year Veterans Day will be celebrated over two days.
Entries are needed for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade hosted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2591 Ladies Auxiliary. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. March 16 in downtown Sedalia. The deadline to enter is Sunday.
South Ohio Avenue will run green on Saturday during the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in downtown Sedalia.
I would like to thank all the fine participants in the Veterans Day parade on Nov. 11. There were more than 100 vehicles. Ohio Avenue was lined with hundreds of people cheering the bands, the floats, the marching units and all the others who walked or drove along the parade route. I greatly appreciate each one who came out to see the parade.
Thanks to all who have served and are serving. Veterans Day is our “honor and remember” day. Regardless of when you served or what your job was, you served and we are all brothers in arms.
Marguerite and Jim Ellis proudly display an O'Daniels Clan banner in a St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday in downtown Sedalia. The O'Daniels come from his mother's side, Jim Ellis said. The parade was sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2591 Ladies Auxiliary. The auxiliary hosted an Irish stew and chili luncheon and an auction after the parade.
Marguerite and Jim Ellis proudly display an O’Daniels Clan banner in a St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday in downtown Sedalia. The O’Daniels come from his mother’s side, Jim Ellis said. The parade was sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2591 Ladies Auxiliary. The auxiliary hosted an Irish stew and chili luncheon and an auction after the parade.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2591 Ladies Auxiliary is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a cake walk, parade, lunch and auction on March 12.
Dwayne O’Brien, award-winning, Grammy-nominated, singer-songwriter and founding member of the multi-platinum group Little Texas, will perform his song, “We Remember,” at the Salute to Veterans Honored Guests and Volunteers Banquet on May 26 at the Mizzou Arena. This song has been incorporated into the Heritage Flight Program of the USAF A-10 Demonstration Teams for the past 10 years at airshows across the United States and Canada.