BROKEN BOW–Today marks the anniversary of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year 1918 in which an armistice was declared between the Allied nations and Germany during the First World War, according to History.com.
Today we honor American veterans of all wars who have served in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, or Navy and those who continue to serve our country.
The annual Veterans Day Soup Supper held in Broken Bow has been canceled this year due to COVID-19.
However, the public can still support local veterans and the memorial building by purchasing raffle tickets at the Veterans Memorial Building (416 S 1st Ave, Broken Bow, NE 68822) for a chance to win a gift card to the Grocery Kart. The drawing will take place at 7 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, November 11).
One raffle ticket is $5 or the public can purchase five tickets for $20 for a chance to win either a $500, $300, or $200 gift card all to the Grocery Kart.
Member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3576 Dell Moninger thanked the Grocery Kart for their support and donations. The first 15 people to purchase raffle tickets this morning also had a chance to win a gift card to the Tumbleweed Café.
Funds from the annual soup supper typically go to support the veterans building but this year’s raffle ticket sales will be used instead.
During this morning’s Get Up and Go Breakfast show, KCNI/KBBN visited with retired Army Major Kelvin Kreitman.
“For me there’s just not a lot of people that do what we did. You understand what service people are going through now and you have that connection amongst those people. It’s just a day to recognize the sacrifices that people have made throughout the years,” Kreitman said.
He also discussed the shocking number of veteran suicides and tries to remember all who have served and asks the public to take care of servicemen and women.
Many local Veterans Day programs were canceled this year due to the coronavirus but Litchfield Public Schools will stream a virtual program at 10:30 a.m.
“Litchfield Public School Veteran’s Day program will be VIRTUAL only at 10:30am. Due to the new DHM’s and recent increase of quarantines in our school we think it is best to not have an in person event. We do plan to honor our Veteran’s throughout the day and hope to have an event in the spring. THANK YOU VETERANS!”
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