Veterans Day 2016 (2016-11-10 14:13:44)

Veterans Day is Friday and there are events in Watauga and Avery Counties.

The Town of Boone and the High Country Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America invite the community to their 10th Annual Veterans Day Program on November 11th at the Boone Mall. The Watauga Community Band will perform at 10:30 a.m. with the program beginning at 11:00 a.m. The guest speaker is Mr. Keith Buchanan a respected World War II historian. There will also be an update given on the Watauga County Veterans Memorial Project.

Avery County Rotary’s second annual Veteran's Day Luncheon and Celebration will be at 11:30 on Friday, November 11 at The Chapman Center in Linville, NC.  Lunch is free for all veteran's and their families.  $7 for other guests. The celebration will be held at the YMCA’s Chapman Center near Cannon Memorial Hospital beginning at 11:30 am.  This year’s speaker is retired Major General John A. Yingling. 

Girl Scout Troop 10492 is welcoming the public to attend a flag retirement ceremony on the evening on November 11th.  The simple ceremony will be held at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church at 8:00 pm Friday evening.  If you have any questions or if you have flags that need to be retired, please contact Amber Mellon at 828-406-7740.