Here’s a look at some of the Veterans Day activities going on around Dallas County.
The ADM Middle School will be celebrating and honoring veterans, from all branches of the
service, on Friday, Nov. 9. This all-day event has been a tradition for over 25 years at
ADM Middle School.
The day will begin with a flag raising ceremony conducted by American Legion Post 464. Following the ceremony, students will have the opportunity to listen to several veterans, both young and old, share their many experiences.
After small group discussions, students and guests will assemble in the auditorium to listen to the ADM 6-8 grade choir, recognize each branch of the military individually, present a Quilt of Valor to one veteran recipient, and take part in a moment of silence at precisely 11:11. Lunch will then be provided to the veterans by the ADM Middle School staff to show their appreciation.
In the afternoon, students will have the opportunity to visit several stations, including touring military memorabilia, writing thank you letters to veterans, and painting rocks for a future memorial to honor those who served.
“We, as a middle school staff, look forward to this day each year,” said Principal Kim Timmerman. “It gives our youth the opportunity to hear first-hand stories from the people who actually lived them. We cannot thank our veterans enough for giving up their time to make this day special for our students.”
The Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District will be celebrating Veterans Day across a number of buildings.
The 8-9 building in Grimes will be having an assembly at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 9 in the Meadows Gym. The high school in Grimes will also have a program at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9 in the auditorium.
The middle school in Dallas Center will be serving a breakfast from 7:30-8 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 9 in the commons. The breakfast will be followed by an assembly at 8:15 a.m. in the gym.
The American Legion Auxiliary, Minburn Osborne Post 99, will be serving a Veterans Day supper from 5:30-7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Minburn Legion Hall. Potato soup, pulled pork sandwiches, relish trays and cookies will be served to honor our local veterans and their families. All are welcome.
The Perry Community School District will celebrate Veterans Day with a number of activities on Monday, Nov. 12.
A complimentary breakfast will be served by Hy-Vee from 6-10 a.m. for veterans, activie service, National Guard and Reserve personnel.
Morning refreshments will be served from 8-8:45 a.m. in the Perry High School Dr. Eugene Brady Library, sponsored by Dallas County Hospital.
The 30th annual Perry High School Social Studies Department Veterans Day Panel Presentation will be held from 9-9:45 a.m. in the Perry Performing Arts Center.
The 21st annual Veterans Day Celebration will be held at 10 a.m. in the Performing Arts Center. The event will feature readings, musical selections, video presentations and special recognition. The keynote speaker will be Congressman David Young.
A luncheon will follow the program in the high school gym, sponsored by PHS, Bluejay Congress and the Student Activities Department.
Van Meter Schools will have its annual Veterans Day assembly at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 12 in the North gymnasium. Everyone in the community is invited to attend. Veterans from the Marshalltown Veterans Home will also be at the assembly.
The annual Veterans Day program at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery near Van Meter will be held at 8 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 12 in the cemetery shelter. The keynote address will be from Ray “Bubba” Sorensen.
The Woodward-Granger fourth and fifth grade students will be celebrating Veterans Day with a public program from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12 at the elementary.