Veterans Day events planned in the Alle-Kiski Valley
Veterans Day events are planned throughout the Valley. They include:
Curran-Shaffer Funeral Home will host the 16th annual Apollo Area Veterans program at noon Nov. 11 at the funeral home, 100 Owens View Ave., Apollo. Funeral director Norman E. Connors will celebrate the lives, contributions and impact of each of the 65 veterans served by the funeral home in the past year. Participants will include the Rev. Thomas Holmes of Slickville Presbyterian Church, Armstrong County American Legion Honor Guard, Memory Makers Dove Release, vocalist Sarah Williams, Paige and Leah Kunkle and master of ceremonies James A. Kunkle. The public is welcome.
Brackenridge American Legion will have a Veterans Day service at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at the post, 845 E. First Ave. The public is welcome.
• Birdville Boy Scout Troop 186, Harrison, in cooperation with Harrison Veterans of Foreign Wars, will perform a Flag Retirement Ceremony at 1 p.m. Nov. 11 at the post, 894 Veterans Lane, off Freeport Road, in Natrona Heights. Worn-out American flags may be deposited in collection barrels located at the Brackenridge, Natrona Heights and Tarentum post offices and at the Harrison and Tarentum branches of Community Library of Allegheny Valley.
• The Kiski Valley Community Band will present a free Veterans Day concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Leechburg Elks, 228 Market St. Free admission. Please use the side door.
• The Marconi Club will host a free Veterans Day spaghetti dinner for all veterans from 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 11 at the club, 135 River Ave. Veterans and one guest eat for free. Veterans do not have to be club members. No reservations required.
A service will be at 9 a.m. Nov. 11 at Greenwood Memorial Park. The high school marching band will perform at 10 a.m. at Bayberry Court and Belair Health and Rehabilitation Center, 100 Little Drive. The annual parade will begin at 11 a.m. and proceed from Schreiber Street down Leechburg Road to the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Wildlife Lodge Road, where there will be a ceremony at 1 p.m. The Stewart School monument on Leechburg Road will be dedicated after the 1 p.m. VFW ceremony.
A service will be at 9:15 a.m. at the Roosevelt Park monument on Drey Street in Arnold. The parade will line up at Fifth Avenue at the Arnold Police station and begin at 10 a.m., proceed down Fifth Avenue to Eighth Street, onto Barnes Street at the Gold Star Mothers monument where there will be prayers, laying of wreaths and speeches at about 11 a.m. The Joint Veterans will sponsor a food truck afterward. For details, call Jerry at 724-335-5632.
• Oakmont Historical Society will host a Veterans Day Open House from noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at the society, 628 Allegheny River Blvd. There will be a photographic tribute to living veterans and those currently serving and a free raffle for veterans and their families. Refreshments will be served.
Bells of peace will ring at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 to mark the end of World War I. Springdale Veterans Association will host a Veterans Day ceremony at 11:15 a.m. at the Porter Street Monument in Springdale. A wreath laying ceremony will be at 11:45 a.m. at Springdale Veterans Memorial Field and a plaque mounted on the field wall.
Allegheny-Kiski Heritage Museum, 224 E. Seventh Ave., Tarentum, will present a Veterans Day program at 2 p.m. Nov. 9 at the museum. A short film that highlights the contributions of two Tarentum brothers that went off to World War I at the same time will be screened. Retired New Kensington-Arnold School District teacher Larry Rowe will be the speaker.