■ Cmdr. Mark Crowley of the Crivitz American Legion Netzel-Zenz Post 413 announced the guest speaker for the Veterans Day program Monday at the Crivitz High School gym will be Lt. Col. Max Brosig of the Wisconsin National Guard. Brosig has been a Blackhawk helicopter pilot for over 20 years with deployments to Ecuador, Peru, Egypt, Kosovo and Iraq. He currently serves as the provost marshal for the Wisconsin National Guard. Also, he is the deputy brigade commander of the 157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MED) headquartered out of Milwaukee. The National Anthem and all service songs will be played by the Crivitz High School Band under the direction of Brian Kopfhammer. Songs will be song by the Crivitz High School Choir led by Staci Suennen. The Crivitz Legion Post 413 and VFW Post 2063 will present and retire the colors. All veterans, their spouses, auxiliary members and the public are asked to meet in the cafeteria of the high school at 9:30 a.m. for coffee and cookies with the program in the gym starting at 10. Veterans are encouraged to wear their Legion or VFW cap. After the program, veterans, spouses and auxiliary members can go to the Legion Clubhouse for chili and special treats free of charge. The clubhouse is located at 251 N 141 in Crivitz, across from the Piggly Wiggly. For more information, people may contact Crowley at 715-938-4935.


■ The Gillett School District will host a Veterans Day program Monday at 9 a.m. in the Gillett Secondary School Gymnasium. Area veterans and their families along with the entire Gillett area community are welcome to attend the program that will recognize veterans for their service to the country and feature performances by Gillett elementary students, the high school band and choir, along with presentations from other area organizations. Veterans and their families are invited to stay after the program for refreshments and fellowship.


■ The Floriano-Stecker-Kelly American Legion Post 340 is holding a memorial event for Veterans Monday at the Veterans Memorial Marker on First Street. At 10:15 a.m., participants — veterans, the American Legion, Ladies Auxiliary will meet at the American Legion Club Rooms. At 10:45 they will march to the Veterans Memorial Marker. Transportation will be available for veterans who wish to ride. Finally, the flag-raising ceremony will be at 11, with remarks by Post Cmdr. James Wash, placing of wreaths and taps. Then participants will return to the legion club rooms for lunch. Everyone is welcome to attend. 


■ Merryman Elementary, 611 Elizabeth Ave., will hold a Veterans Day program Friday at 2 p.m., with seating available at 1:30 in the Merryman gym. This program will feature patriotic music by the first- through fourth-grade students and a fourth-grade presentation. The purpose of the program is not only to honor veterans, but to provide an opportunity to teach students about Veterans Day, and American history. Veterans and the public are encouraged to attend. People may contact the Merryman office at 715-735-2600, or email Amy McClellan, music teacher, at with questions.

■ Marinette High School will hold its annual Veterans Day program Monday at 1 p.m. in the Marinette High School Auditorium. Each year, this hour-long program features patriotic music, a guest speaker and student readings on the importance of honoring those who have served the country. Veterans and community members are encouraged to attend. Also, there will be a small gathering with refreshments in the high school library following the program for veterans in attendance. People may contact Mikal Gunderson at 715-735-1337 or email with any questions.


■ The Menominee American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Unit 146 will host a Veterans Day breakfast at the Legion Post, 818 1st St., Menominee.