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Pearl Harbor survivor DeWitt among Culver Veteran's Day programs

November 7, 2013

Jim DeWitt

DEWITT, PEARL HARBOR DOCUMENTARY AT CCHS VET'S DAY PROGRAM

The public is welcome to attend Culver High School and Middle School’s annual Veteran’s Day program, during which Pearl Harbor veteran and Culver resident Jim De- Witt will be honored. A documentary film will be shown, on the return in Dec., 2011 of a small handful of veterans who were present for the Dec. 7, 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Dewitt was among that small group invited to that 70th anniversary celebration in 2011, and he will answer student questions about his experiences following the film.

Culver’s VFW Post will present the Colors at the program as well. The event takes place on Veteran’s Day. Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. in the high school auditorium.

VETERAN'S DAY PROGRAM AT CULVER CEMETERY

The Culver VFW Post 6919 will hold a Veterans Day service at the Masonic Cemetery Monday, November 11 at 11 a.m. After the service, unserviceable flags will be retired. If you have flags that are unserviceable please drop off at the Post prior to November 11. The Post will presents the Colors at the High School at 10 a.m. for their Veterans Day program, and also visit Veterans at Miller's Merry Manor.

2006 ACADEMIES GRADUATE TO SPEAK ON VETERAN'S DAY

CULVER – At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the time-honored tradition of the Veterans Day ceremony at Culver Academies will take place on the lakeside steps of the Legion Memorial Building.

The Veterans Day ceremony recognizes the sacrifices made by Culver alumni during times of war. Since 1924, Culver has recognized the sacrifices of American and Allied soldiers during World War I at 11 a.m. on November 11. The ceremony has changed very little since that original Legion Memorial Building dedication ceremony was conducted 89 years ago.

This year’s speaker is 1st Lt. Joseph Beezie (U.S. Army Reserve). He recently returned from Afghanistan, serving with the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy Special Operations, training Afghan Special Forces. His current assignment at Fort Sheridan, Ill. Is Company Executive Officer.

Beezie is a 2006 Culver Military Academy graduate and is currently studying law at Valparaiso University. He graduated from DePaul University in 2010 with a degree in political science.

During the ceremony, the Battery battalion will fire the school’s howitzers over Lake Maxinkuckee. The public is invited to attend this ceremony.

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