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Veterans day activities

Veterans Day will be here Friday, Nov. 11, along with programs and meals to honor veterans, and a special section in the Pine Knot News filled with local veteran photos, years of service and more.

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day in 1919 with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”

The original concept for the celebration was for a day observed with parades and public meetings and a brief suspension of business beginning at 11 a.m.

Since many people won’t receive next week’s Pine Knot until Nov. 11, here is a listing of Veterans Day events.


The Cloquet American Legion Auxiliary will be hosting this year‘s Veterans Day dinner at the Cloquet VFW with the assistance of the VFW Auxiliary.

Served carryout only, the turkey dinner with all the fixings is available 3-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 at Hebert Kennedy VFW Post 3979 at 210 Arch St. in Cloquet. Drive into the Cloquet VFW parking lot to order dinners, pay (if required) and take the meals to go.

The Veterans Day dinner is free for veterans. There is a $15 charge for others.


The Carlton VFW Post 2962 will hold a Veterans Day program at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, followed by a roast beef dinner at 5:30 p.m. The dinner will be served in to-go boxes, but people are welcome to stay and eat at the Post. All veterans eat free, guests are $12 or $8 for children age 12 and younger.

Cromwell and Wright

All area veterans are invited to the Villa Vista on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. for their annual Veterans program, followed by lunch. There will also be a program at the Cromwell-Wright school at 1 p.m. Nov. 11 for all veterans.

Veterans Feast

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College will honor veterans and give thanks during the 2022 Giving Thanks and Veterans Feast from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17.

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