Hard to believe but we are a week away from Veterans Day. There is many Veterans Day happenings next week, here is a list of the local activities, on 11/11/2021.
Veterans Day program at the Fargo Air museum at 11:00am
Fargo VFW, and Fargo American Legion will be joining together this year. Stew at lunchtime, Red River Valley Veterans concert Band at 2:00pm Post 762 Activities throughout the afternoon.
American Legion Moorhead- 12:00 PM Stew
3:30pm Red River Valley Veterans concert band. Activities throughout the Day.
Dilworth VFW- Stew at 4 and Red River Valley Veterans Concert Band at 5.
AMVET’s Post #7 will serve SOS (stuff on a shingle) at 12 PM and festivities throughout the afternoon and evening.
West Fargo VFW Post 7564 are hosting their annual Veterans Day program which is open to the public of all ages at the VFW Club, West Fargo. Veterans Day activities start with a flag raising ceremony on the POW-MIA Plaza in front of the VFW Post on Sheyenne Street at 10:45 am followed by a program inside the Club at 11 am. The program will conclude with a rifle volley salute by the VFW Honor Guard and the playing of TAPS.
Veterans LOVE freedom a close second is free stuff. For Veterans Day freebies please visit www.military.com or www.starsandstripes.com for a large list of free meals and discounted items.
The USMC will have their annual birthDay celebration at Labbys in North Fargo, on November 10th,starting at 5pm. Get there early before crayons run out.
Veterans Day facts
Note that the World War I armistice was signed on the 11th hour of the 11th Day of the 11th month.
It became recognized as a holiDay by Congress in 1926.
There were around 21.8 million veterans in the United States as of 2010
There are around 9 million veterans over the age of 65
Around 1.6 million veterans are women.
The VFW was founded in 1899, by Spanish-American war veterans.
Alvin York aka Sgt. York is one of the founding Fathers of the American Legion, in 1919.
The AMVETS was established in 1944.
As you can see the Veterans population is dwindling away. Service clubs as the American Legion, VFW and AMVETS are becoming less and less. These clubs donate selflessly and offer facilities at low or zero costs to the community.
Sadly the Barnesville American Legion is the latest to fall.
Veterans and community needs are changes, the service clubs need to adapt.
My group The FM Legion Riders is hoping to have a motorcycle or some other recreational vehicle donated or purchased cheaply. We are planning an upcoming raffle. If you can help us out with anything please contact me.
Again story ideas, veteran happenings or to recognize a veteran contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Veterans Day,