Veterans of Foreign Wars (V.F.W) Post 4772 have announced that State Representatives David Cook and Curren Everett will be special guests at the Veterans Day Memorial this year.
Rep. Cook attended the American Veterans Memorial Benefit Oct. 19 where V.F.W. Post 4772 earned enough funds to have the M-47 Army Tank painted as required by the Military Donations Department.
During the benefit, all who attended enjoyed a ham dinner while being entertained by Glory Road Gospel Singers. The donations earned were matched by the Modern Woodmen of America.
Veterans Day, Nov. 11, is a day to commemorate the end of World War I and honor veterans of all wars who have fought and continue to fight in defense of our American freedoms.
Highland High School will hold an assembly at 10 a.m. in the gymnasium to honor local veterans.
At noon, V.F.W Post 4772 will host a memorial service at the Veterans Memorial in Ash Flat with Joe Walls of White River Medical Center speaking. After the ceremony the post will be selling barbecue pork plates and sandwiches prepared by special guests, Rep. Cook and Everett. Jeff and Dianne Tharp will entertain the guests with music during lunch.
"Bring your family and friends out and join us in honoring our veterans," Nelson Gatewood, of V.F.W. 4772 said. "While you're there, enjoy the Memorial, get a barbecue plate and don't forget to take a form for a brick." Gatewood said anyone can have a brick placed on the memorial in honor of a veteran for only $50.