By Ron VandenBoom
A 21-gun salute and a traditional display of American Flags will signal the beginning of the 1999 Veterans Day Ceremony, Thursday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. on the west side of the Hill County Courthouse, in Havre.
The ceremony honoring Americas veterans will continue at the VFW Club at 11:30 a.m. with the posting of the colors.
The keynote speaker will be Jim Clark, a Vietnam veteran who will speak on what it means to be a veteran.
The keynote address will be followed by the presentation of awards to WW II veterans Harold Anderson and John Haus.
A reading of The Veterans Prayer will follow the award presentation and Havre VFW Commander, Bob Rice, will offer closing comments before the retiring of the colors.
A free lunch of specially made chili will be offered to the public following the ceremony in the VFW Club dining room.
The representatives of the Havre VFW will continue honoring Americas veterans Thursday and Friday at 1:30 p.m. with a special assembly to be held at the Havre Middle School. The representatives will try and explain the importance and significance of Veterans Day to the students.