KAUKAUNA — Kaukauna’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony will be held this Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park.
In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved to the Community Room at the Street Parks and Recreation building (207 Reaume Avenue).
In Appleton, the Fox Valley Veterans Council is holding its Veterans Day Tribute at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11. inside of the Outagamie County Court House in front of the Veterans Memorial at 410 S. Walnut Street.
The theme is “Chevron to Heart” and the event will focus on the meaning of the Wound Chevron and the Purple Heart.
A special presentation of the Purple Heart will be made to the family of George C. Arts who served in WWI, was severely wounded, came home to make a life but eventually succumbed to his injuries and died at the young age of 35.
At the time, Arts never received the Purple Heart.
But through the efforts of the Fox Valley Veterans Council and Rep. Mike Gallagher’s office, the family will be presented with the medal at the ceremony.
Maj. Eric VanHout, Battalion Officer with the 2-127th Infantry, Appleton Army National Guard, will join in the award.
Arts hails from the Red Arrow, 32nd Division which the 2-127th hails from as well.
The program will include highlights of Art’s service, music from Joseph Scala and the Fox Valleyaires and a poem read by Roy Rogers, a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
The Patriot Guard, Scarlet Guard, and American Legion Post 38 will provide honoring element.