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November 11, 2013

Events pay tribute to veterans

GREENVILLE — Multiple events are scheduled today in recognition of the Veterans Day holiday.

Government offices and some businesses are closed for the official observance of Veterans Day. All federal, State of Texas, Hunt County and City of Greenville offices are closed, as are most banks.

— Greenville Elks Lodge No. 703 is inviting veterans of all military branches to a free Veterans Day breakfast from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the Elks Lodge, 3504 Wesley. Those wanting more information can call Janet at 903-408-7372.

— The annual Greenville Independent School District Veterans Day program will be held at 10 a.m. in the Greenville High School gymnasium. A lunch catered by the GHS Culinary Arts class will follow the program in the library for all veterans and their families.

— The Leonard Independent School District annual Veterans Day program is scheduled in the high school cafeteria starting at 9 a.m., although veterans are being asked to arrive at 8:30 a.m. to register. A reception for guests follows the program in the high school library.

— The Rains High School annual Veterans Day program is scheduled in the high school gym at  9:45 a.m., with a reception honoring the veterans starting at 9 a.m. today. All veterans, their families and friends and public are invited.

— There are several Veterans Day programs in the Quinlan Independent School District Monday. Speaker James C. Baynham, who flew in the World War II U.S. Army Air Force, will be featured at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the W.H. Ford High School auditorium. Also, the D.C. Cannon Elementary’s program starts at 8:30 a.m., and the A.E. Butler Intermediate School program begins at 12:30 p.m., both also in the high school auditorium. A luncheon for veterans will be held in the high school band hall at 11:30 a.m. Veterans should RSVP by calling 903-356-1619.

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