- Recap: Veterans Day 2018 - 100th Anniversary Of Armistice Day
- Tuesday: School Board Regular & Special Meetings
- Toledo High School Sports: November 2018
- Fundraiser: Annual Poinsettia Sale
Veterans Day at Toledo Wall of Honor
Recognition of Veterans by service branch, by war era(s) served
479 bricks commemorating service members past & present, back to Civil War era
Reflection on 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day
WWI veterans of Toledo, framed photo montage donation by Toledo Historical Society
Statistics & misconceptions on Viet Nam-era veterans
Veterans organizations highlighting high school recruitment, vocational & educational training
Contributions of veterans & veterans organizations in the community
Thanks, closing, and announcements
Closing Prayer by Pastor Josh Gillett
- American Legion Post 101 & VFW Post 3409
- Toledo Lions Club
- Cyndi Philbrook Farmers Agency
- Scouts of Troop & Pack 324 Girl Scouts of Troop 41251
- Local volunteer cookie makers
Monday: Veterans Day Closures & Notes
- Federal, State, County & Municipal Offices
- Toledo Post Office
- Toledo City Hall
- Toledo Senior Center
- Timberland Bank (all branches)
- Toledo Schools & District Office*
- *NOVEMBER 12 @ THS -
Girls basketball practice 4:00 pm
Wrestling practice 3:30 pm @ Winlock Elementary
Note: The Other Toledo will also be closed to observe Veterans Day today.
11.12.2018 Veterans Day Without My Uncle Bill
This year I will miss joining My Uncle Bill at his usual church-sponsored Veterans Dinner, where active and retired members of all service branches were recognised for their sacrifices with flag ceremonies, entertainment, and personal contributions.
I will miss his humorous observations and hilarious stories about his experiences as a radio operator during the Korean conflict, once narrowly missing a sniper’s shot while in an airstrip tower.
I will miss his rendition of “We’re Going Home” and his oft-recited Kipling, memorized while he awaited his transport home, tucked into a library for hours.
I will miss his detailed descriptions of military aircraft, artillery and firearms, his recall perfect as he would point out any museum artifact, photograph or craft.
I will miss our trips to Veterans Day and Memorial Day ceremonies, his uniform starched and pressed, shoes and medals polished, freshly barbered countenance solemn as jets flew overheard, 21-gun salutes carried out, colors returned, standing at attention in oppressive heat or freezing rain.
I will miss our lunches out, his straight-backed military stride and choreographed swift dart to hold the door for me, pull out my chair, sitting only after I was seated.
I will miss his enjoyment of one rare beer with his meal because he had a driver.
I will miss his well-rehearsed wisecracks with the waitresses, his ever-present pocket calculator extracted when the bill arrived to check the math and compute a precise tip.
I will miss his admonition each time we parted, whispered into my ear as he gave me a hug & a kiss, recognizing my own precarious health as well as his own: “Don’t you go dying on me - I’m the one who’s supposed to go first.”
And how miraculously I kept that promise to him.
I will miss my Uncle Bill this year.
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