(KTIV) – A number of Siouxland communities and organizations will be honoring Siouxland’s bravest as part of Veterans Day celebrations.
On Friday, students at South Sioux City Middle School honored several veterans just in time for Veterans Day.
The students invited veterans to have a coffee, take a tour of the school, and to have a conversation about their service.
In conjunction with the Library of Congress, The History Club at the middle school is conducting interviews to send to the Library.
Students say it’s important to honor our veterans because of their sacrifice.
Their hope is that understanding that sacrifice will lead some students into joining the armed forces when they are old enough.
“It’s very important to honor them because they protected their freedom, and it’s not just the politicians that have a say it’s the country and it’s the freewill of the people,” said Alondra Echevarria, 8th Grade South Sioux City Middle School.
After the coffee and tours, the students hosted a Veterans Celebration assembly to show their appreciation for their service.
Woodbury County Commission of Veterans Affairs
The Woodbury County Commission of Veteran Affairs is sponsoring a Veterans Day observance at 11 a.m. on Sunday, November 11 at the Woodbury County Courthouse.
Courthouse doors will open for the observance at 10:30 A.M. and will close again immediately following the observance. The public is encouraged to attend.
American Legion Post #319, North Sioux City, SD
American Legion Post #319 in North Sioux City, South Dakota, will be hosting a pancake meal at 301 Military Road.
The meal will run from 8 a.m. – noon.
Rock4Vets Siouxland Concert
To honor Siouxland veterans, a special rock concert will be taking place on Veterans Day in Sioux City.
The Rock4Vets Siouxland Concert will be held Sunday from 3-6 p.m. at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino’s Anthem.
In a joint effort with the Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association, Support Siouxland Soldiers and the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the free concert will feature music from The Brits, Vibe Rations and Richard Arndt.
Free will donations will be accepted at the door to benefit Support Siouxland Soldiers and the Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association.
For more information on the concert, visit Rock4vetssiouxland.com.
Ponca High School, Ponca, NE
Ponca High School will be holding a Veterans Day program at the high school west gym on November 12.
A Coffee for veterans will be held in the Commons at 1 p.m.
The program will be held at 2 p.m. in the west gym, with Gov. Pete Ricketts expecting to attend.
WITCC, Sioux City
Western Iowa Tech Community College (WITCC) will commemorate Veteran’s Day with a Veteran’s Business Round Table luncheon in the Rocklin Conference Center from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on November 12.
The event is geared toward Veteran business owners and will provide an opportunity to discuss issues they may be facing. The discussion will be moderated and is sponsored by The City of Sioux City, The Siouxland Chamber, WITCC and the Small Business Development Center.
For more information and to RSVP contact SBDC Regional Director Todd Rausch at 712-274-6454 or email@example.com.
WITCC, Sioux City
Western Iowa Tech Community College (WITCC) will be holding its annual Veteran’s Day Celebration on Tuesday, November 13 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
The celebration will be in the atrium of Western Iowa Tech’s front entrance, located at 4647 Stone Ave in Sioux City (Parking lot 1, Entrance 1).
The event begins with the 185th Color Guard posting of the colors, National Anthem by the WITCC Choir, followed by a short welcome from Dr. Terry Murrell and a reading of the tribute for all POW/MIA.
This is event is free and open to the public.
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