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Veteran’s Day – a Celebration of those that fought for our Freedom

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With Veteran’s Day being this weekend, I thought I’d try and update everyone on a few things happening in the lakes!

Pequot Lakes School District invites the public to a Veteran’s Day Assembly the morning of Fri. Nov. 10th at 9:00 in the PLHS Athletic Center (on the south end of the school).  The event will honor our veterans during this one-hour assembly.  If you have questions, contact the Pequot Lakes High School office.

The Brainerd Veteran’s Day program will be Friday the 10th at 10am in the Brainerd High School Gymnasium.  The guest speaker will be Little Falls native Charles ‘Chip’ Rangen- combat veteran, Commander of the 1st Armored Combat Brigade, 34th infantry division, Minnesota National Guard.  Veterans in attendance will be recognized. Plus, quilts of honor awarded.

Veterans Day gun salute at 11:11 on Saturday the 11th at the Veterans memorial in Downtown Brainerd.

The Brainerd American Legion will host a Veterans Day Picnic for veterans on Sat. Nov. 11th from 11:00-1:00.  Veterans (must show Military I.D.) will enjoy FREE broasted chicken and salad bar.  If you show your Legion Membership Card, enjoy 1 free domestic tap beer from 12:00-5:00.

The Garrison VFW will host a Spaghetti Dinner in honor of All Veterans on Sat. Nov. 11th from 4:00-8:00 and the cost is just $10.  The dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, coleslaw, bread stick and dessert.  All are also invited to a luminary service honoring veterans at 5:30, a flag retirement ceremony and to participate in the one-day-only silent auction. Purchase tickets for dinner at the Garrison VFW.

Contact your local American Legion or VFW to get more information. Including

You can listen to the Loon Morning Crew interview with Mark Persons and Jeff MacArthur about Veterans Day by clicking play!