Great idea, katrina. Thanks to you for starting this.
Maybe a few words about celebrations in different areas to show how we honor our "Veterans who gave their all" would be of interest.
At Midland, SD, it was probably the best ever, certainly in many years. Large crowd, good program of musical salutes and poetry read, awards to school kids for their writing and posters of Memorials to Veterans who died that we may live our lives with freedoms enjoyed only in this nation.
A nice service at the cemetery, then back to the Legion Hall for lunch.
A pot-luck lunch abundant to serve all who attend.......and many more, with delicious food and treats.
And as long as anyone wanted to stay and visit, the Legion Hall was open, from mid-morning to mid afternoon!
Good talk by a recruiter, and lso an impromptu one by one of 'our own' Veterans, now retired after many years service, 'back home' for a visit.