World War I Remembrance Day

Veterans Day programs to honor veterans

Eloise Ogden/MDN This photo is of a collector’s edition published in 1999 of the front page of The Minot Daily News and Minot Daily Optic Reporter on Nov. 11, 1918, the day World War I was declared over. It was the day the armistice or agreement to end the war was signed 100 years ago.

Minot’s Veterans Day program on Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Minot Armory will give special recognition to those who served in World War I.

This year is the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

A special World War I presentation will be conducted by Ric Montoya, an Air Force retired chief master sergeant and past commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 753 of Minot. He will be assisted by Senior Airman Douglas Newton and Airman 1st Class Leslie Torres, both of Minot Air Force Base.

A presentation will also be held to honor World War II veterans.

Others participating in the program include Minot veterans organizations, Triniti Gregg and Samara Knutson, both of Our Redeemers Christian School in Minot, and Loren Headrick, VFW Department of North Dakota chaplain.

The Armory is located in the east portion of the Minot Municipal Auditorium at 420 3rd Avenue SW.

Chili will be served at the VFW Club following the program.

Drake Veterans

Day program

A Veterans Day program will be held in Drake on Sunday at 6 p.m. in the Drake City Hall. Jim Davenport, McHenry County Veterans Service officer, will speak. Cost of supper is $10. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Missing Man Table

A Missing Man table will be set up at the Grand Hotel in front of Primo, Trinity Homes lobby area, Trinity Hospital cafeteria and Trinity St. Joseph’s lobby. The table will be displayed until Nov. 12. Each display will have information about the Missing Man table. Wreaths Across America program applications will also be available there and at floral shops, Rosehill Memorial Park office weekdays and Dakota Square Mall next to the 5-foot wreath in front of Santa Village.

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