Here’s a look at some of the Veterans Day activities going on around Dallas County.


The ADM Middle School will host the annual Veterans Day Celebration on Monday, Nov. 11. The day will kick off with a flag raising ceremony at 8:35 a.m. Students will then rotate around to hear veterans talking about their experiences.

An assembly will be held from 11:05-11:20 a.m. in the auditorium. The choir will sing, veterans will be recognized and a Quilts of Valor presentation will be made.

Lunch will be provided for all veterans.

Students will then rotate to six different stations in the afternoon. The stations include:Flag etiquetteThank you letters to veteransTomb of the Unknown SoldiersGuest speaker, John HintzPoppies art projectSSR - Veterans Day books

The American Legion Auxiliary Adel Unit 464 will host an 100th Anniversary Open House from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11 at Adel Legion Post 464 Hall, 119 N 9th St. The event will honor our current members and community members are invited to help celebrate. Join us for birthday treats and learn more about who we are, who we serve and how you can join us. Bring your donations of toiletries, paperback books and current magazines for the Des Moines VA Hospital and learn more about our project.

Dallas Center-Grimes

The Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District will be celebrating Veterans Day across a number of buildings.

The high school will hold an assembly around 9:40 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11 in the high school auditorium for the students, though veterans and their families are welcome.

The Meadows Veterans Day Assembly will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11 in the Meadows gym. All Meadows students and their family members who serve or have served in the military are invited to join. There will be a small social after the assembly for family members and their Meadows Student. Contact Emily Judd ( or 515-986-0105 with questions or to RSVP.

The middle school will be hosting a Veterans Day Breakfast and Assembly on Monday, Nov. 11. The breakfast will be served from 7:30-8 a.m. on Nov. 11 in the DC-G Middle School Commons. The breakfast will be followed by an assembly at 8:15 a.m. in the DC-G Middle School Gymnasium. Veterans and guests, please RSVP to Julie Morgan Kopecky, or 992-4343.


The Perry Community School District will celebrate Veterans Day with a number of activities on Monday, Nov. 11.

A complimentary breakfast will be served by Hy-Vee from 6-10 a.m. for veterans, active 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 and Family Medicine Clinics.

The 31st 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 22nd 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 John Powell.

A luncheon will follow the program in the high school gym, sponsored by PHS, Bluejay Congress and the Student Activities Department.

Van Meter

The annual Veterans Day program at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery near Van Meter will be held at 8 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11 in the cemetery shelter.

Van Meter Schools will have its annual Veterans Day assembly at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11 in the North gymnasium.


Waukee Middle School will hold a Veterans Day Assembly in the WMS Gymnasium during Advisory time. The 6th & 7th grade band students will perform and WMS teacher veterans and guests will speak to the WMS students and staff. Parents are welcome to attend. Please bring your driver license to receive your visitor badge.


The Woodward American Legion Auxiliary is hosting a chili and potato soup supper from 5-6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 at American Legion Hall, Woodward. The supper is to thank veterans and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the American Legion Auxiliary. Everyone is welcome. The supper is free for all veterans, military and their families. A free-will offering will be taken for the general public.

The Woodward-Granger fourth and fifth grade students will be celebrating Veterans Day with a concert at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11 in the elementary gym.

The Woodward-Granger eighth grade band will also host a Veterans Day Concert at 3 p.m. during Hawk Time in the auditorium.