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U.S. Army Vietnam veteran Mack Wilson of Bolivar stands proud on the square during the 2018 Veterans Day ceremony.

Schools and organizations have plans in place to celebrate veterans over the next week. The following groups have notified the BH-FP that they have events in the works.

Ceremony on the square

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, a long-held tradition will return to the Bolivar square.

Veterans and community members will gather at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, on the northwest corner of the Polk County Courthouse lawn to celebrate 2019 Veteran’s Day. 

According to the DAV’s Gary Christopher, Rep. Mike Stephens is expected to speak at the ceremony. 

American Legion Post 138

The American Legion Post 138 will host its annual Veterans Day Dinner at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11. Veterans and their families are welcome to attend. 

The post is at 1424 W. Broadway St., Bolivar.

Elks Lodge

The Bolivar Elks Lodge will host a veterans dinner at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12.

The menu will include homemade lasagna with all the fixings. The dinner is free for veterans, and their families are welcome to attend. 

The lodge is at 1999 W. Broadway St., Bolivar.


Bolivar High School will celebrate veterans during an assembly at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, in the school’s auditorium.

A luncheon for veterans and guests will follow at 11:30.

RSVP by Thursday, Nov. 7, to Tracy at 326-5228.


Bolivar Middle School will host a veterans reception and assembly Friday, Nov. 8. The reception will begin at 12:30 p.m., with the assembly following at 1. Plans are set for Gov. Mike Parson to speak at the event.

All veterans are welcome.

Fair Play

A luncheon for veterans and their guests will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, in the Letha Moore Administrative Building. A Veteran’s Day assembly will follow at 2 in the high school gym.

For more information, contact the school district at 654-2232 or Kathy Scott at 770-4665.


Area veterans and their spouses are invited to join Halfway R-3 students for a Veterans Day breakfast and special assembly Friday, Nov. 8. Breakfast will be from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. The all-school assembly will begin at 9:30. Those planning to attend are asked to call the school at 445-2211.


Humansville Schools invites the community's veterans to attend a Veterans Day Assembly at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8. A reception for veterans will begin at 9.

All veterans and those currently serving, as well as their family members and friends, are welcome to attend. 

Marion C. Early

The Marion C. Early school district will honor those who have served during an assembly at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, in the Wayne Keltner Gymnasium. The high school’s National Honor Society, choir, band and speech and drama departments will perform during the assembly. There will also be a guest speaker.

Following the assembly, veterans are invited to stay for a meal in their honor.

All veterans are invited. RSVP to the high school office at 376-2216 by Friday, Nov. 1.


Pleasant Hope Elementary School is hosting its Veterans Day assembly at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8. Veterans and active service members are invited for refreshments and fellowship in the library at 1:30 p.m. 


Local veterans and families are invited to an assembly in the Pleasant Hope High School gym from 9:30 to 11:30 Friday, Nov. 8. 


Polk County Christian School will host a Veterans Day assembly at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, in the school’s chapel.

All veterans, as well as community members, are invited to attend. 

This year’s program will focus on the Vietnam War and, as always, all branches of the military will be recognized.

The school is at 2490 Tower Drive in Bolivar. For more information, call 777-2330.

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