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WHS Veterans Appreciation Night Monday & Veterans’ Day Ceremony at Boone Mall Saturday, Nov. 11

Veterans’ Day is on the horizon. On Monday, Watauga High School will host a Veterans Appreciation Night organized by student groups. On Saturday, Nov. 11the High Country Chapter of Military Officers of America will sponsor its annual Veterans Day Ceremony at the Boone Mall. Also, the DBDA is partnering with the HCCMOAA to raise money for the Watauga County Veterans Memorial on Nov. 9-11.

WHS Veterans Appreciation Night Monday, Nov. 6

Watauga High School is hosting a Veterans Appreciation Night on Monday, Nov. 6 in the WHS Auditorium and Commons Area. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the program is expected to run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The program will feature WHS Marching Band, MCJROTC, Orchestra, Chorus, student art & poetry – followed by hors d’oeuvres. This is a free community event organized by several student groups.

Veterans’ Day Ceremony at Boone Mall Saturday, Nov. 11

The High Country Chapter of Military Officers Association of America is co-sponsoring the 11th annual Veterans’ Day Ceremony at the Boone Mall on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 10:30 a.m. Each year about 400 people attend the ceremony, including many who served in the military dating back to World War II.

Other sponsors include the Boone Mall and the Watauga Community Band. The latter will play a medley of patriotic music to kick off the ceremony at 10:30 a.m., and the program will officially begin at 11 a.m.

The Watauga High School Marine Corps JROTC will post the colors and that will be followed the Pledge of Allegiance, the National Anthem and a special program honoring military veterans.

“The event is an opportunity to honor our veterans for what they have done for this great nation in protecting our freedoms and to recognize the families of our uniformed personnel who have also sacrificed over the years,” HCCMOAA President Fred Schmitt said.

The HCCMOAA is still raising proceeds for the Watauga County Veterans Memorial, which is going to built in downtown Boone next summer. Local sculptor Suzie Hallier is designing and building the project. For more info on the plans, click here.

Credit card and PayPal donations accepted online at www.hccmoaa.org or at www.facebook.com/hccmoaa. You may also donate by mailing a check to:

Watauga County Veterans Memorial Fund
High Country Chapter MOAA
Post Office Box 3312
Boone, NC 28607

For questions regarding the Watauga County Veterans Memorial Fund, the Veterans Day Ceremony or the HCCMOAA, please e-mail: hccmoaa@gmail.com.

DBDA Partner W/ HCCMOAA To Raise Funds for Memorial Nov. 9-11

The DBDA has partnered with the High Country chapter of the Military Officers Assocation of America (MOAA) to support their efforts to raise money for the first Veterans memorial to be erected in Watauga County. You can participate by donating a portion of your proceeds on Nov. 9-11.

A representative from the MOAA will be visiting your business on Friday, Nov. 3 to answer any questions you might have about the program, the memorial, or how to make your donation. They will also provide a flyer for your window to show that you are participating in the project. The Chamber of Commerce is also promoting the fundraiser, and the Alumni Association at ASU is also including a blurb about the fundraiser in their newsletter going out prior to the Georgia

Southern Game. The theme for the Georgia Southern game is “Hero’s Day”, and veterans will be recognized during the game.

**Parking will be free in Downtown Boone on November 10th and 11th!**

If you have any questions, feel free to contact George Brudzinski at 828-963-3475 or hccmoaa@gmail.com.