Veterans picnic Nov. 10 at Eatons

Published 1:19 pm Tuesday, October 31, 2023

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Eaton Funeral Service will host a picnic on Friday, Nov. 10 to celebrate Veterans Day with veterans and their families.

It begins at noon with the recognition of the flag and freedom, followed by words of encouragement from the Rev. Shelby Harbour. A hamburger and hotdog lunch will be served, and entertainment will be provided by Mona Jo Griffin and Friends. The event will be held inside the funeral home and will continue until 2 p.m.

“Each Veterans Day, we pause to honor the service of those who have stood to defend our freedoms and continue to observe the traditions established by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919 to commemorate the end of World War I and establish Armistice Day to reflect on the heroism of those who died serving our country, and President Dwight D Eisenhower who expanded the holiday to include all veterans after the enormous efforts of World War II and the Korean War,” said Nick Miller, Eaton manager. “The first Veterans Day Proclamation was issued in 1954 and we continue to celebrate the brave men and women, in the past and in the present, who were willing to persevere to keep our nation free, safe, and proud.”