Programs to honor veteransVeterans Day will be observed on the North Shore Wednesday with programs at Silver Bay and Two Harbors high schools and a dinner at the American Legion in Two Harbors.
Veterans Day will be observed on the North Shore Wednesday with programs at Silver Bay and Two Harbors high schools and a dinner at the American Legion in Two Harbors. In Duluth, military service members are invited to a march from the armory to the Duluth Depot followed by a program. The programs are free and open to the public.
Residents of the Silver Bay Veterans Home will be the guests of honor at 10 a.m. presentation at William Kelley High School. This year’s theme is family, and Jon and Leondra Morris will speak. Jon is the president of the VFW in Silver Bay. Both he and a son have served in the military. The couple will talk about keeping strong family bonds while family members are serving.
At Two Harbors High School, a program begins at 2:15 p.m. where Lake Atounty District Attorney Russ Conrow will speak. He is a veteran of the Marine Corps and remains active in the U.S. Navy providing legal services.
The dinner at the American Legion is for veterans and their families only. Social hour begins at 4 p.m. with a $12 dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Veterans’ Memorial Hall in Duluth is inviting the region’s 27,000 active and retired service members to a 9:30 a.m. march from the armory to the depot, a recreation of sorts of the deployments for war over the years. For those with limited mobility, historic military vehicles will be provided.