Veteran's Day event planned

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

In observance of Veteran's Day on Nov. 11, the Concordia Area Veteran Walkway at Central Park on Main Street will be rededicated in a ceremony beginning at 2 p.m.

Master of Ceremonies Melvin Keyser, commander of the American Legion Post 258, will start the program which will also feature a history of the walkway and recognition of the newest bricks to be installed at the monument.

The elementary school band will provide a musical selection prior to the recognition of local veterans and servicemen.

The afternoon's ceremony will feature two guest speakers, Nick Virus, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, and Capt. Shawn Edwards, a full-time member of the Missouri National Guard.

The event will also include local color guards, the firing of a 21-gun salute and the playing of "Taps."

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