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Butte’s Veterans Day ceremony starts at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the Butte Civic Center’s main arena. The event is hosted by United Veterans Council.

The event includes the assembly, a call to order, Pledge of Allegiance, national anthem by Cindi Shaw, lowering of the colors, and moment of silence for departed comrades.

Pastor David Knight will give the invocation, and the speaker will be David McCumber, editor of The Montana Standard.

Guests include Chief Executive Dave Palmer, Sheriff Ed Lester and Fire Marshal Jeff Miller.

Harold Godtland will play "Taps," and the Marine Corps League will present the raising of the colors.

After that ceremony, starting at 11:11 a.m., the annual American Legion 2.5-mile and 5-mile races begin with registration at the American Legion Hall. Race chairman is Jack Whelan. The cost is $10.

For additional details, contact Eddi Walker at 406-490-1233, Mike Kearney at 406-565-6379 or the American Legion Hall at 406-299-2750

An open house follows in the American Legion Hall, where race awards will be presented and lunch will be provided by the United Veterans Council. The public is invited to attend.

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Veterans Day noted in Deer Lodge

DEER LODGE — On Veterans’ Day, Monday, Nov. 11, the Deer Lodge VFW and American Legion posts will conduct a ceremony at Hillcrest Cemetery at 11 a.m. and the public is encouraged to attend. 

The ceremony will commemorate the anniversary of the end of World War I — the war to end all wars ceased when the Armistice was signed in Paris at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month. The Armistice of Nov. 11, 1918, ended fighting on land, sea and air between the Allies and Germany. On Monday veterans of that war and every war since will be honored. 

Following the ceremony, the veterans will join elementary students for lunch at Granville Stuart School.

At 1:30 p.m. at the Rialto Theatre the members of Elks Lodge 1737 and the Veterans Honor Guard will present a flag ceremony telling the story of the American flag from the original Betsy Ross flag to today.  Everyone is invited, admission is free.

At 3 p.m. the Honor Guard will visit the nursing home to honor the veterans who are residents there.

At 6:30 p.m. Monday evening, all veterans and their guests are invited to enjoy a free roast beef dinner at the Elks Lodge.

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