Local schools, organizations honor veterans

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Several local schools, along with American Legion Posts and Pittsburg State University have organized Veterans Day ceremonies. Events honoring veterans will take place throughout the weekend.Pittsburg State UniversityPittsburg State University will host its annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday at the PSU Veterans Memorial. The event is hosted annually as a civics lesson for local sixth graders, but is also open to the public.Lt. Col. Kenneth Hutchison, chair of the Department of Military Science, will review the history of Veterans Day, and PSU President Steve Scott will explain what the memorial teaches.The keynote address will be “Honor All Who Served: A Daughter’s Perspective of Veterans Day,” given by Laurel AuBuchon Shelton, daughter of the late Brig. Gen. James AuBuchon. Dr. AuBuchon, a longtime PSU administrator, was one of the driving forces behind getting the memorial funded and built, and his memorial service was held there in September. His daughter, a PSU graduate, plans to take up where he left off in ensuring veterans are honored and remembered.The PSU ROTC will post the colors and will provide a POW/MIA display. Veterans whose families and friends inscribed pavers in their honor will be recognized.The Pittsburg MultiGenerational Chorus, directed by Susan Laushman, will sing “The National Anthem,” and the Pittsburg Community Middle School Choir, directed by Kimberly Arzoian, will sing “Peace Song (with We Shall Overcome).”The Rev. K.O. NooNoo, pastor of Pittsburg Presbyterian Church, will offer the invocation and benediction.In the event of rain or inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved indoors to the Robert W. Plaster Center.Pittsburg American Legion Post No. 64American Legion Post No. 64 will host its Veterans Day memorial service and meal at 11 a.m Saturday at the Legion Hall. The hall …


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