Ceremonies being held to honor veterans

    Veterans Day will be celebrated this week in St. James and will offer recognition and appreciation of local veterans. Veterans are invited to participate in activities in honor of their service.

The St. James high school will once again be celebrating Veterans Day with a Veterans Day assembly. Students will run the assembly, which begins at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 10 in the high school gym. Veterans are invited to come and be honored by high school students, who will be recognizing each branch of military during the program as well as their families.
    During the assembly, there will be a time of recognition for those service men and women in attendance, performances by the high school band and choir, and remarks by guest speaker remarks by Colonel Paul Rosewitz, US Army- retired. The assembly will conclude with the playing of “Taps.” Members of the local VFW will be posting and retiring the colors during the program.
    Area veterans and their families are encouraged to come to the high school by 9:45 a.m. to get a seat for the program. Residents from the Missouri Veterans Home-St. James will be in attendance as well. Students hope to have a large crowd for the program, which celebrates the 64th Veterans Day, and to allow students to show their support by shaking the hand of every veteran who participates in honor of their service.
    Flag Springs Church will hold a Veterans Day program on Sunday, November 12 beginning at 10:30 a.m. The service will honor veterans who have served as well as honor those currently serving. Special guests for the service include veteran Ryan Scott, who will sing, and veteran Brent Bailey, who will be the guest speaker.
    All area veterans are invited to attend the free service, which will include a worship service and a special prayer for the nation as well as others across the world. Flag Springs Church is located at 17410 County Road 1060. For more information, call 573-265-5547.
    The Missouri Veterans Home- St. James will host their annual Veterans Day service on Friday, November 10 in the mess hall. The service will begin at 2 p.m. and will honor veterans residing at the facility and their years of service.