Area veterans will have the opportunity to be honored for their service at several Veterans Day events that are being planned throughout the Barry County area next week.
Cassville High School will be hosting its annual Veterans Day Assembly and reception at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov 11 in the CHS gymnasium.
The event will feature involvement from a large number of different student groups. Cassville FFA members will be escorting veterans to their special seating area in the gym, and the Cassville Student Council will host a reception following the assembly.
The Veterans Day program will include performances by the CHS Band and Choir, dramatic readings by speech and debate students and the reading of winning Veterans Day essays. A uniform display will greet veterans and community members as they enter the gym.
The CHS assembly is open to the public, and all community members, especially veterans, are invited to attend. Veterans in attendance will receive special recognition.
* American Legion Post #118 in Cassville will host its free Veterans Day breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 13 at the Legion Home on Highway 112. The event will begin at 6 a.m. and continue until all the food is gone. The public is invited to attend.
* Purdy High School's Aubrey Keeling Chapter of National Honor Society will be honoring local veterans at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11 at the high school's annual Veterans Day Assembly. A reception for veterans and current military service personnel will be held in the high school family and consumer sciences classroom immediately after the assembly. NHS members are currently collecting photographs of veterans or those currently serving in the military for the Veterans Day Assembly slideshow. Submissions must be made by Wednesday, Nov. 9 for inclusion in the slide show. Anyone with photos can contact the Purdy High School office.
* Wheaton High School will be hosting a Veterans Day Assembly at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 11 in the gymnasium. All area veterans are encouraged to attend. A special Veterans Day dinner will be held that evening in the Wheaton High School Family and Consumer Sciences classroom. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. followed by presentations to honor veterans. All area veterans, their families and members of the community are invited to attend the event. For more information, call Deanne Dillingham at 417-652-3752.
* The Southwest R-5 School District will host its annual Veterans Day Assembly at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11 in the high school gym. The assembly will include peformance by the kindergarten through sixth grade music classes and the sixth through 12th grade bands and choirs. Veterans will receive special recognition at the assembly. A dinner for veterans will be served from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. before the assembly in the Southwest High School commons area. The meal will be offered free.