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Veterans Will Be Remembered

Veterans Day activities in North Idaho today include:

Coeur d’Alene American Legion Post 14 will hold a ceremony at 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park at the end of Third Street next to The Coeur d’Alene Resort. Several high school singers will perform. The Veterans Bell will be rung 11 times and a prayer will conclude the service.

Osburn Veterans of Foreign Wars plans a free chili feed from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the VFW hall at 318 E. Mullan. Old flags will be burned in a private ceremony following the chili feed.

North Idaho College Popcorn Forum will present a special tribute to veterans at 10:30 a.m. featuring four speakers on four wars.

Jim Straub will speak about Operation Desert Storm in the Persian Gulf War; Bliss Bignall, on World War II; Ted Olcovich, on World War II; and Jerry Burns, on Korea and Vietnam. Mary Sears, who served as 1991-92 Veterans of Foreign Wars national president, also will speak.

All attending veterans and their families will be honored.

USA Sock Hop, a Veterans Day dance, is planned Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds in Building No. 1. Tickets are available at Rosauers for $10.

The event is being sponsored by Aging and Adult Services. For more information, call (208) 667-3179.

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