ATLANTIC — Monday is Veteran’s Day and area businesses, schools and organizations have plans to honor veterans this weekend and on Monday.
On Sunday, Nov. 10, the Exira Masons will hold their annual Veteran’s Day Breakfast fundraiser on Sunday, Nov. 10, from 8:30-12:30 p.m. at the Brayton Town Hall. They will be serving pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, French toast, juice and coffee, all you can eat for a free will donation. Proceeds will go to Brayton, Exira and Elk Horn Legions.
On Monday morning, Atlantic area veterans can get a free breakfast at Hy-Vee in Atlantic from 6 to 11 a.m. All veterans and military members will eat for free.
The McDonalds in Atlantic is offering veterans in uniform, or presenting their veterans ID a free sandwich if they come in to the lobby of the store between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11.
In Audubon, El Adobe Restaurant will offer a Veterans Breakfast from 6 to 8 a.m. with veterans enjoying breakfast for free.
During the day, a variety of programs and gatherings will also focus on veterans.
The Atlantic Community Schools are holding two Veteran’s Day assemblies on Monday. At the Atlantic High School, the Veteran’s Day assembly is from 9:36-10 a.m. at the AHS Auditorium; at the middle school the Veteran’s Day assembly is from 1-2 p.m. at the AMS auditorium.
Audubon High School will hold a Veteran’s Day program in the high school auditorium at 9 a.m.
The Griswold Community School District will be presenting a Veteran’s Day program on Monday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m at the Griswold Community School Auditorium. The guest speaker is LT. Joe Willis, Executive Officer for the Joint Intelligence Operations Center at US Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base. Originally from Kentucky, LT. Willis is designated as an Information Dominance Warfare Officer. His awards include two Joint Service Commendation Medals, three Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and various campaigns and unit citations. In conjunction with the Veteran’s Day Program, cards of thanks will also be sent to area men and women who are currently serving in the military. Immediately following the program, everyone is invited to the cafeteria for refreshments and fellowship.
“The Veteran’s Day Program is not only for Veterans, but for the community to come together and say “Thank You” to our Veterans,” organizers said.
The annual Adair-Casey School Veteran’s Day Breakfast and Program will be held on Monday, Nov. 11. All veterans and their spouses can enjoy a free breakfast with their child or grandchild from 8-8:30 a.m. The program will start at 8:45 a.m. Photos of veterans, retired or actively serving, along with their name, dates of service and their branch in the military, will be included in a special presentation.
The Anita American Legion Post #210 will hold a Veteran’s Day program on Monday, Nov. 11 at the Legion Hall. Veterans and their families are invited to gather at the Legion Hall at 6 p.m. with the meal beginning at 6:30 p.m. The meal is provided by the Anita American Legion Post #210 and Auxiliary. A flag dedication ceremony will take place after the meal.
The Military Exhibit Hall at the Shelby County Historical Museum, 1805 Morse Avenue in Harlan, will open to the public from 2-7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11.
The Atlantic Public Library and Atlantic City Hall are closed on Monday for Veteran’s Day.