Honoring veterans

Ceremony planned in Alto Pass; annual parade scheduled in Anna

Veterans will be honored at two upcoming events which are scheduled in Union County.

Alto Pass

The Alto Pass Area Veterans Memorial Organization plans to have a ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 3.

The ceremony is set for 11 a.m. at the veterans memorial which is located in downtown Alto Pass.

The ceremony will be held to honor the memory of area veterans, including those whose names have been engraved recently on the memorial.

The dedication will include Johnnie A. DeHart, Donald Elbert Lyerla, Forrest Ray Meadows, Norman “Jay” Elkins, Clifford E. “Bud” Braden, Everett “Bud” Hawk, Glenn Earl Hartsock and Bobby Neighbors.

Light refreshments will be served in the community center in downtown Alto Pass.

The Alto Pass Area Veterans Memorial organization is responsible for creating and maintaining the memorial in the Union County village.

The memorial honors U.S. veterans who have died and are from the Alto Pass area. 

Veterans from the Alto Pass area are invited to join the organization.


Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Anna plans to host its annual Veterans Day parade on Sunday, Nov. 11. The parade is set for 2 p.m. in Anna.

The theme for this year’s parade will be “Honoring Our Blue Star and Gold Star Families.”

Blue Star families are those whose son or daughter is actively serving in the military when the country is engaged in hostilities or war, even if they are stateside.

Blue Star parents who would like to ride on a float are asked to contact the VFW post at 833-5182: leave your name and a telephone number so that someone can contact you about the event.

Information about the event is available by contacting parade chairman Mark Haddick at 559-4109.

The Gazette-Democrat

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Anna, Illinois 62906
Office Number: (618) 833-2158
Email: news@annanews.com

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