Friday, November 11, 2016

Thank you for your service

Several events to honor veterans in the coming days are scheduled for the area, including two Veterans Day ceremonies Friday in Marion.

The school district will offer its annual program at Rocket Arena beginning at 9 a.m. Friday. It will conclude in time for the 11 a.m. American Legion service at the Mapleview Cemetery war memorial in Marion.

Also on Friday, the American Legion post and its auxiliary in Burna will be hosting a slum supper at 6:30 p.m. for veterans and their guests. The meal is free and will be served at the post.

On Sunday at the Mapleview Cemetery war memorial will be a public ceremony to dedicate a newly-engraved cross to Crittenden County native Junior Raymond “J.R.” McDowell, who was killed in the early days of the Korean War in 1950. All Korean War veterans are encouraged to attend for recognition. Frances native Brig. Gen. Scott A. Campbell will be the featured speaker.