To honor the veterans who have served our country, the Wixom Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will be hosting its first community veterans celebration and public open house on Friday, Nov. 11 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the VFW Hall located at 2652 Loon Lake Road.
“It’s intended to pay tribute to the veterans of our county and to be available to veterans who want to find out more about their benefits or for those who want to learn more about us,” said VFW Commander Norman Mauldin.
The public is invited to attend the event and participate in the ceremony at 3 p.m. followed by the public open house.
“It will be a relatively brief speech informing attendees about how Veterans Day originated,” Maudlin explained. “Unlike Memorial Day and POW/MIA Day (Prisoner of War/Missing-in-Action Recognition Day), this day really honors all veterans — those who have passed, are living, or were killed in action.”
Hot dogs, chips, and beverages will be served.
The celebration of Veterans Day is held Nov. 11 every year in the United States as a day reserved to honor and remember servicemen and servicewomen who have served America during any war or during peacetime.