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December 15, 2018

11/13/2017 1:52:00 PM
Variety of weekend events honor veterans
Tuesday's Hoops for Troops event at Robinson High School wraps up 2017 observances.
Crawford County Veterans Day observances continue Saturday and Sunday.

Oblong Community Service Club and Pulliam Funeral Home will have a Veterans Day soup supper for the public at the Oblong Municipal Building Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. with no charge for veterans and their spouses, for everyone else, it will be a free-will donation.

Robinson American Legion Post 69, in cooperation with VFW Post 4549, will have a Veteran's Day program at 11 a.m. at the Legion hall. This year's service will feature a speech by Mike Bachelor, the ringing of bells, and 21-gun salute by the Honor Guard.

The West Union American Legion will host a Veteran's Day breakfast Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m. The menu will include pancakes and sausage, biscuits and gravy, and eggs to order. The event is open to the public and they will be accepting donations.

They will also be accepting worn or unserviceable flags to be disposed of during a flag retirement ceremony in June.

The Rolling Thunder veterans' motorcycle club will be attending a Veteran's Day service at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Timber Creek Village, Robinson. The event is open to the public.

Organizers for the Quilts of Valor project in Crawford County will be presenting quilts to Operation Desert Storm and other first Gulf War veterans Sunday in the Robinson High School Cafetorium.

More than 130 quilts will be presented during the 2 p.m. program, along with a special quilt that was created for a fundraising raffle.

The organization has worked hard to ensure that every Crawford County veteran receives a quilt. They believe they have accounted for all veterans up to Operation Desert Storm. To submit the name of a veteran or for more information contact Sandra Nichols at or 562-8454.

The county's salute to military service continues into next week, ads Robinson High School's girls' basketball team plays host to a Hoops for Troops event at their season-opening basketball game against Palestine-Hutsonville Tuesday.

There will be several speakers both prior to and in between games, including military veterans J.D. Spindler, Bailey Leonard and Quaid Tresise, who will share about their experiences in the military, as well as life after.

All veterans who attend the game will be admitted free of charge. Proceeds from the event will go to a local veteran going on an Honor Flight.

The junior varsity game is set to start at 6:15 p.m., with the varsity game to follow.

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