• November 2018

Program planned for Veterans Day

Among the great days of national remembrance, none is more deeply moving to Americans than Veterans Day.

The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce's Military and Veterans Affairs Committee, in partnership with local veterans organizations, will host a Veterans Day program on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. The event will take place at Lincoln High School, located at 2900 Cliff Ave.

The program will feature a mass colors presentation of flags from various military, veterans and service and civic club organizations in Sioux Falls, along with a performance by the Singing Legionnaires of American Legion Post 15.

Brigadier General Marshall Michels will deliver the keynote address. Brig. Gen. Michels is currently assigned as the Director Joint Staff for the South Dakota National Guard. His military career began in 1983 and includes more than three years on active duty with the 2nd Armored Division and with the 1st Infantry Division during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Brig. Gen. Michels earned a bachelor's degree from University of South Dakota and two masters degrees, one in Business Administration from University Touro International and one in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. He is a graduate of the Joint Force Staff College, Advanced Joint Professional Military Education, U.S. Army War College and U.S. Air Force War College.

Veteran Outstanding Achievement Awards will be presented to Dan Francis, Disabled American Veterans; Douglas Koch, Military Order of the Purple Heart; and Larry Panning, The American Legion Sioux Falls Post 15.

The Veterans Day program is free and open to the public. In addition, there will be a non-denominational church service held prior to the Veterans Day program. The service will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Lincoln High School.

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