Honoring military service: Veterans Day events scheduled across Carroll County

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Carroll County News

Veterans Day is coming up on Monday, Nov. 11, and Carroll County has several events planned to celebrate veterans and honor their service.

Green Forest High School will have a Veterans Day assembly at 10 a.m. in the Grim Gym. The assembly will include a special address by a local veteran and a musical tribute by the school's award winning choir and band programs. Immediately after the assembly, all veterans and their guests are invited to attend a thank-you lunch provided by Anstaff Bank of Green Forest.

The Eureka Springs Veterans Day Parade rolls through downtown Eureka Springs at 10 a.m. with lineup starting at 9 a.m. by the Eureka Springs Carnegie Public Library. The parade will be followed by a rifle salute at 11:11 a.m. and a lunch for veterans and their guests downtown. Eureka Springs elementary and middle school students will attend the parade. The high school FFA students will provide a free lunch for veterans and their families at the Eureka Springs High School cafeteria after the parade.

The Berryville School District will have a community Veterans Day assembly at 11 a.m. on the high school campus at the Bobcat Gym. The assembly will include performances by the band and choir with tributes to veterans of the U.S. armed forces. The community is invited to come and share their support and gratitude for the veterans. Immediately after the assembly, the food production class and members of the family and consumer science organization will provide a lunch to veterans and their families.

The Eureka Springs parade is still seeking participants. After the death of longtime parade organizer Sue Moore-Glave earlier this year, parade organizers are reaching out to the community for participation and help. Veteran Chuck Welch said volunteers are needed to help with the parade, saying all veterans are welcome to walk or ride in the parade.

"If a church group wants to get together and have a veterans group march," Welch said, "that would be great. We're just looking for volunteers and participants."

For more information on the parade, call Welch at 479-244-6474 or Mike Warkentin at 479-330-0728.

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