FBLA chapter, VFW planning Veterans Day events
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
Veterans of Chase County will be in the spotlight at two different events in Imperial next week in recognition of Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
Next Thursday, Nov. 11, the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter at Chase County Schools will host two separate programs in the auditorium.
FBLA sponsor Sandy O’Neil said veterans in the area are invited to join the students and staff for both programs at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., as well as for lunch at the school on Nov. 11.
Grade 7-12 students will attend the program in the morning, at which pastor David Kahle will be the speaker.
Kahle, who is pastor of Imperial’s Zion Lutheran Church, has over 9 years of service with the U.S. Army. He served in Desert Storm from 1990-91 as a Bradley Fighting Vehicle Gunner, and has also served as a Nurse Corps Officer for the Army.
The 1 p.m. program is for students in K-6, and will be more of an educational one to inform the younger students what Veterans Day is all about, O’Neil said.
At both programs, names of the veterans attending will be read.
Veterans and their families planning to have lunch at the school on Nov. 11 are asked to call the school, 308-882-4304, so the cafeteria has an accurate meal count.
VFW dinner Nov. 14
A few days after the official holiday, the Imperial VFW Post and auxiliary are hosting a dinner at the VFW hall at 416 Broadway.
The 6 p.m. dinner is open to all veterans of the area and their families.
The local winners of the VFW and auxiliary-sponsored Voice of Democracy (grades 9-12) and Patriot’s Pen (grades 6-8) essay contests will read their entries during the program. A guest speaker is also expected.
Auxiliary President Sue Moore said meat, potatoes and drinks will be provided. Those attending are asked to bring a salad, vegetable or dessert.