Veterans Day events
November 9, 2009
Virginia City will host its annual Veterans Day Parade at 11 a.m. Wednesday, held on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, to commemorate when the Armistice was signed ending World War I. The parade will begin at the Fourth Ward School at the south end of town. Lineup will begin at 10 a.m.
Former Dayton Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8660 Commander Stan DeStwolinski, a veteran of the Korean War, will serve as grand marshal. The Dayton Valley VFW is among the most active posts, appearing in many parades and ceremonies and sponsoring essay competitions among school students on what it means to be an American and other subjects. The Dayton Valley VFW represents veterans of wars from World War II to the present Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.
Kathy Lantz of Reno will sing the National Anthem before the parade begins.
Following the parade a free spaghetti dinner will be held at the Storey County Senior Center for veterans and parade participants. Veterans will eat first, at noon, and others will eat at 12:30 p.m.
For more information, call the Virginia City Visitors Center at (775) 847-4386.
Veterans Memorial rededication
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The Leadership Carson City Class of 2009 rebuilt the Veterans Memorial at Lone Mountain Cemetery and invites all to be part of the rededication ceremony at 3 p.m. Wednesday.
Call 882-1565 for more information.
Veterans benefit presentation
Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit adviser Mark Michael will discuss how veterans and the surviving spouse of a veteran over 65 can receive assistance in living costs.
The presentation will be at noon Wednesday at The Lodge Assisted Living and Memory Care, 2200 E. Long St.
Lunch will be provided. Reservation are required. Call 283-9888.
Free haircuts for vets
Adam’s Barber Shop, 256 W. Winnie Lane, will offer free haircuts to all veterans on Wednesday from 8 a.m. until the final veteran is groomed.
“It’s just a big thank-you to the vets,” said owner Adam Baker. “I’m pretty dang grateful. I know I wouldn’t have my freedom without them.”
He said many of his current customers are veterans so it may turn out to be more of a customer appreciation day.
Formerly Les’ Barber Shop, it has been operating for 43 years. There are five barbers on staff.
Call 882-6322 for more information.
Veterans Day school presentations:
Many local schools will observe the holiday on Tuesday because school is not in session Wednesday. Among the ceremonies planned are:
• Fritsch Elementary School, 504 W. Bath St., will be celebrating Veterans Day at 9 a.m. in front of the school at the flagpole.
The local Boy Scout troop will raise the flags and lead the Pledge of Allegiance and the Fritsch Elementary choir and guitars will perform.
All veterans are welcome to attend.
Call Lori at 283-1400 for more information.
• Fremont Elementary School, 1511 Firebox Road, is planning a flag-raising at 10 a.m.
• Carson Middle School, 1140 W. King St., will have placards staked in front of the school all week. Each placard features the biography of a veteran. Visitors are invited to view the display.
• The Carson High School Naval Junior ROTC Unit will host its annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 10:45 a.m. in Senator Square, 1111 Saliman Road.
Veterans from different wars will be recognized and all are invited to attend. Refreshments, compliments of the culinary department, will be served after the ceremony.
Call the NJROTC unit at 283-1780 for more information.