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November 7, 2013

Events set for local veterans

McALESTER — They gave of themselves to help protect the nation’s freedom.

Now, a variety of activities are set in the area Friday and Monday to honor local veterans in recognition of Veterans Day, including special activities in McAlester, Krebs and Hartshorne.

Veterans Day activities are set to begin in McAlester on Monday morning at American Legion Harrison-Powers Post 79, said Connie Clemons, president of the Post 79 Ladies Auxiliary.

“We’re going to be serving breakfast to all our veterans,” Clemons said.

Plans call for the breakfast to be served from 7-10 a.m. and it is not restricted to members of Post 79.

“It’s open to any veteran and spouse, or family member,” Clemons said, with quite a menu planned.

“We’re going to serve bacon, eggs, sausage, biscuits, gravy and pancakes,” she added.

At 11 a.m. Monday in Krebs, the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 20 is hosting its eighth annual flag retirement ceremony outside the DAV building, at 125 S. Main St. in Krebs.

During the ceremony, worn or other retired flags will be burned, said DAV Chapter 20 Treasurer Paul Grimes. Retired flags will be accepted in advance and may be placed under the awning by the front door of the DAV building.

A DAV spokesman said the ultimate goal of the ceremony is to make sure a retired flag is treated with respect.

Grimes said District 7 Sate Sen. Larry Boggs, R-Red Oak, and District 18 state Rep. Donnie Condit, D-McAlester, have been invited to attend the ceremony.

Following the ceremony, a lunch will be served that includes a barbecue sandwich and baked beans, Grimes said.

Also, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1098 is preparing lunch for veterans, set for noon Monday. Plans were also being pursued for a featured speaker, according to Clint Parker, of Post 1098.

Included on the menu is beef brisket, mashed potatoes and green beans and lasagna will be available as well, according to Parker.

VFW Post 1098 is at 1426 N.W. Morris Ave., which is a Krebs address, although the VFW post in on the McAlester “side” of U.S. Highway 69.

Anderson-Grant American Legion Post 250 is hosting a Veterans Day dinner at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Grand Avenue Community Center at 918 E. Washington Ave.

The dinner is for post members and guest, said Post Chaplin Miller Newman. Members of the Post 250 Ladies Auxiliary are preparing the meal.

At Hartshorne, American Legion Post 180 is hosting its annual Veterans Day dinner at 6 p.m. Monday for members of Post 180 and their guests, said Post 180 Adjutant Shirley Mathews.

Plans are being pursued for a featured speaker and the menu is still being planned, Mathews said Wednesday.

North Ward Elementary School in Hartshorne is observing Veterans Day early, with its annual assembly set for 9 a.m. Friday at the school’s Elementary Activity Center.

After the assembly, veterans and their families are invited to the Hamburgers for Heroes luncheon in the school cafeteria.

The Elementary Student Council is sponsoring the event, which is open to the public.

Anyone needing more information about the program at the Hartshorne school can contact Julie James at 918-297-2345.

Contact James Beaty at jbeaty@mcalesternews. com.

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