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Veterans Day events on tap for Nov. 11

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•Cottonwood Joint School District 242 will present a program for veterans on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m., in the Prairie Elementary School Gym. All veterans and their family members are invited. Parents and the public are welcome to attend too.

“We have a slide show to honor our veterans. We do have a collection of pictures of veterans from previous years,” said teacher Laurie Karel. “If you would like to add to our slide show, or update a picture from a previous year, then send or e-mail a picture of a veteran in your family, or a veteran friend of your family to me at We need all pictures sent by Nov. 6, in order to put them into the slide show.”

This year at the Veterans Day program, approximately 20 veterans will be recognized with a Quilt of Valor made for them.

•All veterans are invited to stop by The Hangout in Cottonwood, 603 Front Street, on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, for a free bacon cheeseburger, fries and drink for lunch.


•Grangeville High School will host a Veterans Day assembly Wednesday, Nov. 11, 10:15 a.m.

All veterans interested in attending should contact Pat Sullivan by e-mailing sullivap@

The public is welcome and the program includes music, name reading, brief history, a speaker and Quilts of Valor presentations.

•A free Veterans Day Fair is set for Tuesday, Nov. 10, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Syringa Hospital and Clinics Northwest Annex (straight through the primary care clinic entrance). A complimentary hot lunch will be served.

Local veterans advocate and Walla Walla VA staff will be on site, free flu vaccinations will be given, the VA clinic provider will be on hand and vouchers will be given out for free haircuts.


•A Veterans Day program will be presented by the Salmon River High School students Wednesday, Nov. 11, at Salmon River High School at 9 a.m.

More veterans will be honored with Quilts of Valor made by Pinehurst Quilters.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend this presentation.


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