Area veterans were recognized Thursday at NCOE High School in Norris City with a morning breakfast for veterans and their families, followed by a school assembly program. The Color Guard was represented by the Carmi American Legion 224 with Dennis Bridgeman and Jim Mills, both veterans, and the Carmi VFW Post 3851, represented by Andy Willis and Micheal Baxley. [Read more...]
SIC Hosts Veterans Recognition Ceremony Nov. 10
Southeastern Illinois College will welcome and honor local veterans at the Veterans Recognition Ceremony Thursday, Nov. 10. The ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. in the George T. Dennis Visual and Performance Arts Center lobby. All veterans and members of the community are invited to attend the ceremony. [Read more...]
NCOE High School Honors Veterans Wednesday
By Charlie Melton
NCOE High School presented a program to honor veterans on Wednesday. Principal Brad Wehlermann was the emcee of the program. Carmi Post 224 of the American Legion presented the colors. [Read more...]
Veterans Day by Ed Oliver (Republished)
By Edward Oliver
Veterans Day is an official United States holiday that honors people who have served in the United States Armed Forces.
World War I, also known as The Great War that was supposed to end all wars, ended when major hostilities ceased at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the armistice with Germany went into effect. [Read more...]
Sen. Bailey encourages families to submit stories of veterans to be showcased at Illinois Capitol
Springfield, IL – To help remember veterans, tell their incredible stories, and honor their service this Veterans Day, State Sen. Darren Bailey (R-Louisville) is encouraging constituents to submit a tribute and photo of them or their loved one who served our country to be displayed on the annual Veterans Day “Wall of Honor” in the Illinois Capitol. [Read more...]
SIC Marks Veterans Day With 2019 Ceremony Photos
Due to COVID, the traditional Veteran's Day ceremony was not held at Southeastern Illinois College. Instead, the 2019 ceremony pictures were run on the TV monitor for the entire month of November. Included are the pictures with the Michael Hillegas DAR regent at the podium with members seated at the right, as well as Veterans that were honored that day with certificates from the DAR chapter. The chapter had also laid the DAR Wreath of Remembrance.
Citizens Commemorate Veterans Day in Carmi
Members of the White County VFW Post 3851 and the American Legion Post 224, in conjunction with the Wabash Chapter NSDAR held the traditional commemoration of Veterans Day in Carmi's Veterans Memorial Park. [Read more...]
Veteran’s Day Ceremony Planned in Carmi Wednesday
Veterans' Day is once again upon us as November 11 arrives this week. The Carmi VFW, American Legion and the Wabash Chapter NSDAR are collaborating to host the Veterans' Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park in Carmi, beginning at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. The ceremony will commemorate the sacrifices that veterans of U.S. fighting forces have made to keep the country free.