Ed Wilkinson: A fitting, enlightening Veterans Day tribute
November 14, 2009
Many veterans attended the Veterans Day activities Wednesday at Moffat County High School.
A question and answer period enlightened students about the everyday life of a veteran, and whether the veteran was in a peace time or combat situation. The flag folding and missing man ceremonies, and honor guard also made everyone aware of why we, as Americans, pay tribute to all the service members of all service branches.
Also, a special thanks to American Northwest Realty for the great lunch, and to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 for the great barbecue.
Eighty to 100 people attended the barbecue at the VFW.
Honor Flight slated for next year
I have applications in my office for the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., slated for next year. The flight takes veterans to the nation capital to visit various monuments and memorials.
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For more information, call Kris Baugh at 970-242-0731, ext. 2408
Historical veteran/national dates
• Nov. 11, 1918 — World War I ends. The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month starts commemoration of Veterans Day
• Nov. 12, 1980 — Voyager 1 transmits pictures of Saturn back to Earth.
• Nov 13, 1982 — Vietnam Veterans Memorial dedicated in Washington, D.C.
• Nov 14, 1969 — Apollo 12 lifts off for second manned space flight.
Craig Telehealth Clinic reminder
The Craig Community Telehealth Clinic offers U.S. veterans state-of-the-art technology as well as onsite nursing support and remote practitioner availability. The goal is to provide an extensive array of healthcare services to veterans in a setting that is both accessible and professional. To appropriately plan and coordinate your visit, access to the clinic is by appointment only. The clinic cannot handle emergency needs. Flu shot walk-ins are still ongoing for veterans currently enrolled in the VAMC Healthcare system. Questions? Call 824-6721.