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Veterans Day observances

| Sunday, April 29, 2012, 4:24 p.m.

The following Veterans Day observances are scheduled:


• A Mass honoring all veterans, especially those on active duty, will be celebrated at 9 a.m. in Seven Dolors Church, 102 Center St., Yukon. The Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help will be prayed at 8:30 a.m.

• A service honoring all veterans will begin at 10 a.m. in Suburban Community Church, 1787 Arona Road, Irwin. Guest speaker will be Sgt. Jeremy Feldbusch, a wounded U.S. Army Ranger from Derry Township who is a spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Project. Information: 724-863-2472 or

• Jeannette Community Band will perform its annual Veterans Day concert at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 344, 109 S. Fifth St., Jeannette. Armed forces color guards will attend. Admission is free.


• City officials and members of the armed forces, Salvation Army and Gold Star Mothers Greensburg chapter will be present a program set for 10:30 a.m. at VFW Post 33, 516 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. Keynote Speaker will be Elmer G. Slezak of Greensburg, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War.

• Myron Wattenphul will be guest speaker at a program beginning 11 a.m. at VFW Post 781, 100 Billot Ave., North Huntingdon. Wattenphul is assistant pastor of Murrysville Alliance Church and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War era.

Veterans from local nursing homes and those belonging to the China, Burma and India organization will be recognized.

Norwin High School Orchestra String Quartet will provide music beginning at 10 a.m. Veterans Bridge, on Route 30 near the post home, will be dedicated prior to the program.

• The fifth annual Apollo Area Veterans Day Service will begin at noon in the Curran-Shaffer Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 100 Owens View Ave., Apollo. Individuals or groups who would like to participate are asked to call 724-478-1244 or fax 724-478-3560.

• Journalist and military veteran J. David Truby will speak at a forum at 1 p.m. in the Bristol Court Community Center, 1155 Indian Springs Road, Indiana. Truby's look at "America's 21st Century Wars" will examine the roles of lawyers and the media, military careerists versus warriors and the idea of national sacrifice. Light refreshments will be served. Program is sponsored by St. Andrews Village. Reservations are required at 888-464-2640 or by e-mailing


• Latrobe Area Historical Society will present the slide show, "The Home Front: Latrobe in World War II," at 7 p.m. in the Latrobe Elementary School auditorium. Narrator will be Dow Carnahan of radio station WCNS. Admission is free.

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