Veterans Day activities and events

LOCK HAVEN — Veterans Day is next Monday, Nov. 11, and there are numerous activities and events planned to honor our veterans on their special day. The Express has received information about the following event.

NOV. 8

— State Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) is hosting a veterans recognition breakfast to show appreciation for those who bravely and selflessly defended our nation’s freedoms. The breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. at American Legion Smith-Pletcher Post 779, Penns Valley Pike, Centre Hall. The event is free to attend for veterans and active duty military from all branches and eras of military service and their spouses. RSVPs are required. Col. “O.J.” Johnston, a retired Air Force officer from Centre County, will be the event’s featured guest speaker.

NOV. 9

— Lock Haven University will honor veterans during the halftime of LHU Military Appreciation Game. The game begins at 1 p.m. Veterans get in free.

NOV. 10

— Veterans Concert will be held at 3 p.m. at Price Performance Center at Lock Haven University. LHU and Central Mountain Middle School choirs will perform. Free and open to the public.

NOV. 11

— Robb Elementary School will hold a school-wide Veterans Day celebration at 9 a.m.

— Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. at Durrwachter Alumni Center on Lock Haven University campus. Open to public.

— Bucktail Middle/Senior High School will host the annual Veterans Day Assembly Program on in the Dale Florey High School Gymnasium. The assembly will begin at 9:30 am. The theme of the assembly this year is “Heroes Among Us.” There will be singing, video presentations, speeches, and refreshments to honor our veterans.

— Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. on the steps outside Centre County Courthouse.

— The 17th Annual Veterans Day Prayer for America Service will be held at 7 p.m.(with Fair Play Brass playing at 6:30 p.m.) at Jersey Shore Presbyterian Church, 235 S. Main St., the stone church with a clock in the steeple. Led by the Jersey Shore Area Ministerium, it will feature the Honor Guard, Scriptures, prayers, patriotic hymns, recognition of the fallen, interpreted folding of the flag, young marines as ushers, and special music by the Fair Play Brass, a multi-church Choir, and others, with free refreshments following. The speaker this year is U.S. Army (retired) Private Richard Bressler. For further info call Pastor Charlie Winkelman at 570-398-1909.

NOV. 18

–Veterans Dinner will be held at Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center at Lock Haven University. It’s a free Thanskgiving-style dinner to express appreciation to all U.S. servicemen and women. Seating is limited to 200 people. Veterans may bring one guest. Call 570-893-4339 by Nov. 11 to reserve a seat.