Flyers are up in Marshall County inviting all veterans to participate in the Blue Rapids Veterans Day Parade on November 11th. They may march or catch a ride in golf carts provided.
A special ceremony honoring 1st Lieutenant Michael H. Breeding will be held at 10:30 at the Community Center. The occasion is the presentation of a model, courtesy of John T. Juarez, of the plane Mike was piloting that fateful day. Juarez will tell the story of his reasons for the model and Jim Breeding will share a story of Mike written by his brother Patrick. The plane will then be walked over to the Museum where it will be hung in a place of honor along with the Viet Nam War Memorial panel with Mike’s name. There is also a glass cabinet with photos from Mike’s life and his P.O.W. bracelet. Two other cabinets hold Mike’s ceremonial sword and his flag and medals. The public is invited to join that short walk to view the museum display.
The traditional soup lunch with at least a dozen types of soup and desserts will be served at the Community Center from 11:00 to about 1:00.
Members of the Beatrice H.S. Flag Corps will perform at 1:00 and at 1:30 the Flying Conestoga’s will fly over the square three times. The Valley Heights Band will play our National Anthem as the American Legion Color Guard leads the parade.