Brown County Veterans Day Dinner scheduled for November 10


The 21st annual Brown County Veterans Day dinner is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Hiawatha National Guard Armory.

However, guests are invited earlier — at 5 p.m. — to a short outdoor ceremony to honor Gen. Alexander E. Duckworth (R) by unveiling his stone in the General’s Walk, near the main entrance. The stones recognize personnel who served with the unit and achieved the rank of General Officer.

All veterans and families are welcome to this annual event. This includes widows of veterans, as well as active duty, retired or service completed — all welcome at no charge.

A hardy home-cooked country baked ham meal, with all the fixings, will be provided at 6 p.m. After the meal, the program speaker will be Brigadier General (R) Alexander E. Duckworth from Lees Summit, Mo.

Reservations are not required, but as organizers expect a large turn-out, they recommend arriving early. Ladies from the Robinson Lions Club, the Boy Scouts and Latchkey Kids will help to decorate, prepare and serve.

Anyone wanting to come earlier — at 5 p.m. — is invited for a short outdoor ceremony to lay a stone in honor of Gen. Duckworth.

Post 66 Commander Col. William Vonderschmidt (R) will be this year’s Master of Ceremonies. The current commander of the 2nd Bn 130th Field Artillery, LTC Andrew Parker will make short comments about the status of the battalion.

A free drawing will be held for eight Cedar Hollow cherrywood smoked hams. If anyone needs help with transportation, please call 646-5605.

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