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November 6, 2013

Veteran’s Day events to honor military heroes

DUNCAN — There are several events planned in Stephens County during the coming days to recognize local veterans.

First is the annual Veteran’s Day Parade, which is planned to take off at 10:30 a.m. Saturday near 12th and Willow. It will travel along Main Street. Several groups and individuals have registered to be part of the parade.

“I get calls everyday for new entries and that’s great,” said Daniel Leal, parade chairman. “The more the merrier.”

The one type of group the parade may be short on is local marching bands. If possible, Leal said they would like to have one or two of the school bands enter the parade.

This will be the first year for all three local veteran’s organizations to run the parade. Previously, the Duncan Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1192 had been the sole sponsor, however, this year the local American Legion Post 55 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 92 have joined them.

To sign up for the parade, call Leal at 580-467-0882.

Along with the parade, the organizations are hosting the annual Veteran’s Day program for local fifth graders. This event begins at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Memorial Park at Hwy 81 and Bois d’Arc.

“At that age they’re more apt to learn about veterans and understand what they’ve been through,” Leal said. “We’re expecting about 450 fifth graders.”

Chris Deal, Duncan Chamber of Commerce president, is the guest speaker for the program this year.

“He’s a big part of the community and we thought he’d be good for it,” said Leal. “It’s a neat program and it’s a site to see.”

Also for Veteran’s Day, Duncan High School will be hosting Breakfast with a Veteran from 7:45-9 a.m. Monday in the DHS gym. This come and go breakfast is an opportunity to thank veterans for their service to the country. Donuts, coffee and orange juice will be served.

The event is open to any veteran who would like to enjoy the meal and visit with the students. DHS Student Council members and the Leadership Class will be serving.

“We just want to show appreciation for veterans and let the kids serve them,” said Channa Byerly, DHS assistant principal. “All veterans are welcome.”

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