With the actual day of observance on Saturday, Veterans Day will be celebrated throughout the week.
The Elkin High School JROTC invites local veterans to join the cadets for a celebration at 9 a.m. on Wednesday at Dixon Auditorium.
“We will have a really nice Veterans Day assembly starting first period,” said EHS JROTC Senior Army Instructor Maj. Roy Ferguson.
Veterans who would like to attend this educational presentation should contact the major at 336-835-3858.
In an effort to educate students of life instead of high school, the Captain Mark W. Garner VFW Post 7794 of Elkin in conjunction with NC Department of Commerce Division of Workforce Solutions Veterans Employment Services will hold a Veterans Appreciation Event.
VES employee Kevin Hege invites fellow veterans as well as the general public to the Elkin National Guard Armory from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursday to learn more about services available to local veterans as well as honor their service.
“[It’s] a great opportunity for veterans from the Yadkin Valley to get information on benefits and other services,” said Hege.
Veterans will be able to speak to representatives from a variety of programs including county and federal offices as well as local organizations who will be present to show appreciation for services rendered.
Among those expected to be at the event are the Dobson First Baptist Woman’s Missionary Union, Elkin Public Library, Hudspeth Properties Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, Partners Behavioral Health, Stone’s Throw Christian Ministries and Surry County Veterans Service.
YVEDDI will have two of its many programs represented with individuals from the Community Service Block Grant Program as well as Surry Domestic Violence present.
“There will be multiple service providers on hand to assist veterans and their families,” said Hege.
Elkin Mayor and veteran Sam Bishop will welcome attendees at 3 p.m. with refreshments available for veterans until the event ends at 6.
Veterans and their families are welcome to reconvene at the Yadkin Valley Museum located at 458 W. Main St., Jonesville, Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. for a veterans reception for vets and families.
“Instead of sending our veterans to restaurants to eat, we want to feed them ourselves at our history center so that way maybe they can come and visit,” said Becky Wood, president of hosting group, the Jonesville Historical Society.
“Refreshments and tours will be available for all to enjoy,” said Wood, welcoming veterans from beyond Jonesville. “I’m here to serve all veterans. It’s nice when we can work together to celebrate veterans on both sides of the bridge. Come by and let us thank you for your service.”
For more information, call Becky Wood at 336-244-5064.
Beanie Taylor can be reached at 336-258-4058 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TBeanieTaylor.