Oct. 16, 2017 – West Bend, WI – A note from VFW Commander John Kleinmaus regarding the upcoming Veterans Day program in West Bend.
Despite the fact that Veterans Day will be on a Saturday this year, we will still plan to have the traditional Veterans Day program “at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month“. On Saturday November 11, area veterans will gather at 10:45 a.m. at Veterans Plaza on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Poplar Street in West Bend.
At 10:55, a brief statement will be read followed by a moment of silence.
At 11 a.m., the siren will sound and the West Bend Veterans Color Guard will fire the traditional three-round volley followed by the playing of Taps.
Each year the number of citizens attending this brief service has increased and we hope that this trend continues again this year. We are inviting all citizens of Washington County to stand with us as we remember our veterans.
If at all possible, we hope you too would be able to attend along with members from your staff.