Celebrations and events in commemoration of Veterans Day will be held across Kenosha County in the coming days.
Following is a list of activities, compiled by the Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services:
What: Christian Life School Veterans Day Program
When: Nov. 8, 9 to 10 a.m.
Where: Journey Church Auditorium, 10700 75th St., Kenosha
Note: Light reception to follow. Complimentary valet parking available for veterans. For more details about the program, please contact Mary-Kay at 262-694-3900.
What: 2019 Veterans Day Run
When: Nov. 9, 10:30 a.m.
Where: UW-Parkside Sports Activity Building, 900 Wood Road, Kenosha
Note: Packet pickup and same-day sign-up will be available at the UW-Parkside Sports Activity Building from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday Nov. 8, and the day of the event beginning at 8:30 a.m. The race will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m.
For more information and to signup, visit www.XCThrillogy.com.
What: Civil War Museum and Navy Club Ship 40 Veterans Day Celebration
When: Nov. 9, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: 5400 First Ave., Kenosha
Note: Program and Concert by the Brass Ambassadors from Navy Band Great Lakes. For more information, please call the Civil War Museum at 262-653-4141.
What: “All About the Art” Veterans Art Show
When: Nov. 9, 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: Pollard Gallery, 518 56th St., Kenosha
Note: Live music, art show, display of soldiers’ collections and refreshments. For more information, please contact Judy at 262-654-9030 or Bud at 262-359-9179.
What: Village of Pleasant Prairie Veterans Day Ceremony
When: Nov. 10, 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Where: Pleasant Prairie Veterans Memorial in Prairie Springs Park, 9900 Terwall Terrace, Pleasant Prairie
Note: Following the ceremony, lunch will be served in the Donald Wruck Beach Pavillion.
What: American Legion Post 21 Veterans Day Celebration
When: Nov. 11, 10 a.m. to Noon. (“Shadow of Our Fathers” Artifacts display and Kenosha Today Radio Show, Nov. 9, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Where: 504 58th St., Kenosha
Note: For more details and to RSVP, please contact Tom (Woody) Visintainer at 262-620-5646.
What: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1865 Veterans Day activities
When: Nov. 11. Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m., VFW initiation and presentation of the Cross of Malta to new members at 11:15 a.m., POW-MIA ceremony at 11:30 a.m., beef stew lunch at noon and flag retirement ceremony at 2 p.m.
Where: 6618 39th Ave., Kenosha
Note: For more details about the program, please contact Manny Salas at 262-488-7674.
What: Kenosha Area Vietnam Veterans Day Celebration
When: Nov. 11, noon
Where: Library Park, 711 59th Place, Kenosha
Note: For more details, please contact Richard Bowker at 262-694-1129
What: Central High School Veterans Day Celebration and Reception
When: Nov. 11. Reception for veterans at 1 p.m., followed by assembly from 2 to 2:45 p.m.
Where: 24617 75th St., Paddock Lake
Note: The school would like to extend the invitation to all veterans. Please RSVP by Nov. 4. For more details or to RSVP, please contact Nancy Switalla at 262-843-2321, ext. 382.
What: Salem Consolidated Grade School Veterans Day Program
When: Nov. 11, 2:15 p.m.
Where: 8828 Antioch Road, Salem
Note: The school would like to extend the invitation to all veterans. Music and refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact Anna Nacker at 262-843-2356, ext. 125, or Judy Richter at 262-843-2356, ext. 645
What: Carthage College Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity Veterans Day Luncheon
When: Nov. 16, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Todd Wehr Center at Carthage College, 2001 Alford Park Drive, Kenosha
Note: This event is free for veterans and their families. For more information, please send an email to [email protected].
About Veterans Day:
Veterans Day is a federal holiday (previously known as Armistice Day) observed annually on Nov. 11, the anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended World War I in 1918. It is celebrated not only in the United States but in many other countries throughout the world.
In the United States, it is a day that honors all men and women that have served as military veterans in the United States Armed Forces. Veterans Day should not be mistaken with Memorial Day, which honors those who died while in military service.