Kingman remembers America's veterans

There will be plenty of things for locals to do on Veterans' Day, Tuesday, Nov.

11.

The American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans will be offering activities throughout the day.

A howitzer that has been brought from Texas will be highlight activities in the Golden Valley American Legion.

The howitzer will be dedicated to four Golden Valley veterans at American Legion Post 22.

Bobby Smith, Dana Henderson, Cal Taylor and Russell Smith will be honored at the dedication, which will take place at 6 p.m.

at 3435 N.

Verde Rd.

Also at that time, a flag that was flown over the Pentagon and the White House will be raised.

These activities follow a spaghetti dinner, which will be held from 4 to 7 p.m.

The dinner is free for veterans.

Adults pay $3.50 and children $1.75.

Kingman's two VFW posts will also have activities.

Post 10386 will have a flag raising ceremony at 11 a.m.

as part of a "big program," said Auxiliary President Debbie Merritt.

A flag raising ceremony will be held at 11 a.m., followed by speeches from various locals.

Those scheduled to give speeches include supervisor Pete Byers, Melinda Bell, Earl Hall, Tom Mears, brothers Jim and Dan Cash and Merritt.

A luncheon will take place at 12 noon following the ceremony.

The luncheon will be offered on a donation basis.

Kingman's American Legion will start the day early at 6 a.m.

with a reveille at the Legion Hall at 225 Oak Street.

That will be followed by a 6:30 a.m.

commemoration of Legionnaires who have died in the past year.

A breakfast of sausage or bacon, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy will be offered for $4 from 7 to 9 a.m., with a ceremony to follow at Mountain View Cemetery at 11 a.m.

Kingman's VFW Post 3516 will join the Legionnaires and others for a time of remembrance at the cemetery, 1301 Stockton Hill Road.

The Disabled American Veterans will conduct a program at Centennial Park at 11 a.m., and several dignitaries will be present, including Mayor Lester Byram.

Others expected to attend the 20-25 minute ceremony include Justice of the Peace Larry Imus, Supervisor Pete Byers, Sheriff Tom Sheahan, and Police Chief Bob DeVries.

Golden Valley VFW Post 2555 will have a free breakfast from 10 a.m.

to 12 noon for veterans at 6081 Supai, with a flag raising at 10 a.m.

The Dolan Springs VFW Post 9833 will have a pancake and sausage breakfast at 8 a.m., followed by a flag raising ceremony at 11 a.m.

Chloride VFW Post 2190 is inviting all area veterans to eat breakfast at Yesterday's Restaurant for 11 cents as part of special promotion offered by the Chloride restaurant.