Veterans from around Teton County will be honored at a variety of programs on Thursday, Nov. 11.
Choteau Public Schools is not doing a program this year, but has created a window display at the Full Circle second-hand store to honor area veterans.
The Choteau C. James Smith American Legion Post and Auxiliary invites members of the post, their spouses and guests and community members to attend the Veterans Day dinner on Nov. 11 at the Stage Stop Inn. The event begins with no-host cocktails at 5:30 p.m. Dinner of bacon-wrapped and smoked meatloaf, grilled asparagus, rosemary roasted potatoes and cake will be served. The cost is $13 for members and guests. Spouses of deceased veterans will be treated to supper free courtesy of the post.
Any eligible veteran in the Choteau area and his or her spouse who wish to join the American Legion are welcome. Any veteran who signs up for Post membership (dues are $30) will be given dinner compliments of the post.
Nov. 1 was the deadline to RSVP for the meal and Nov. 5 was the deadline to RSVP for a ride if needed. For more information, call the American Legion Club at 406-466-2500 or leave a message at 406-466-5685.
Fairfield Public School is resuming its annual Veterans Day program the morning of Nov. 11, according to school Superintendent Dustin Gordon. Breakfast will be provided for veterans and their families, staff and students starting at 7:30 a.m. in the school cafeteria.
Elementary and high school students will perform musical selections along with readings that pay tribute to the veterans. A highlight of the program is when all current and past members of the U.S. military in attendance take center stage during a roll call to each of the branches’ military songs. Area veterans, parents and community members are invited to attend the program.
Third-grade teacher Jon Check oversees the Veterans Day program at Power Public School. Check said letters have been sent to local veterans inviting them to eat lunch with the students at the school. The details of how this will work are still in the process as the district has restrictions for eating areas due to COVID-19 precautions. The third-grade students have prepared questions to ask to area veterans for reports they are writing and will interview the veterans after lunch. “It is enlightening to hear some of the stories the veterans offer,” Check said. Power area veterans who have questions about eating lunch at the school or participating in the interview process are welcome to contact the school at 406-463-2251.
Dutton/Brady Public School will hold a Veterans Day program at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 11 in the school auditorium. The band and choir will perform, along with elementary student music performances and two high school classes will also make presentations. Following the presentations, a lunch of chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes will be served to veterans and students in the cafeteria.
The Dutton community will also honor veterans on Nov. 11 during the annual pancake dinner from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Dutton American Legion Hall. The menu includes pancakes, sausage links, scrambled eggs, fruit and orange juice. All donations received for the meal will benefit the Dutton American Legion Hall. Anyone wishing to help with the pancake supper can contact Lynn Habel at 406-788-5729 or Coleen Campbell at 406-781-6461.