Veterans Day is an official holiday, a day set aside to celebrate the men and women who have served in our military. For those of you who don’t know the history of this holiday, Veterans Day marks the anniversary when the Armistice was signed in 1918 ending World War 1—on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. So we celebrate on 11/11! Pretty cool, huh?
It’s a big day for Girl Scouts all around the country too, because Girl Scouts always take time to honor and celebrate those who make the world a better place, and in this case, those who sacrificed their lives for that cause. Girl Scouts will plant flags at veterans’ cemeteries, visit veterans’ hospitals, participate in parades, decorate banners, hold flag ceremonies, and more!
Here in Nebraska, there are several troops participating in Veterans Day parades. These are just the ones that we know of – so if you have heard of, or have plans for others, please send us an email. Everyone is invited to be part of any of these, so make contact if you want to join in the celebration.
Location: Hastings – Masonic Temple. 4th Street and Hastings Ave
Date: Saturday, November 2
Contact for participation: Lila Munsell 402-463-6445
Location: Bellevue, Nebraska Old Towne Bellevue – Mission Street
Date: Saturday, November 9
Time: 10:00 a.m. Line-up by 9:30 A.M.
Contact: To be a part of the parade, please RSVP to Maria Reiter at (402) 871-7099 or by email.
Location: Kearney – Kearney Parks and Rec Office, RR & 1st Ave
Date: Monday, November 11
Time: 4pm - Line up asap after school
Contact for participation: Kay Richardson 308-236-5478
*The Kearney Service Unit invites all participants to bring a family member or friend who is a veteran to walk with the girls.