Free shuttle service available for annual BHS Veterans Day service
For some veterans, getting out and about can be difficult.
That’s why this year for Veterans Day, the American Legion Riders and the Homestead Leathernecks Detachment #1430 will transport veterans to the yearly program at Beatrice High School’s Hevelone Center.
Marines and volunteers are picking up veterans at the Orange Bowl Alley on East Court Street and will drop them off at the program, according to Robert Oates and Denny Hartig of the Homestead Leathernecks.
“Last year, we found that the number of people attending the ceremony was getting smaller due to the inconvenience of being able to walk to the high school due to the long distance of walk and parking their vehicle, especially with bad weather,” a release stated.
A shuttle bus and handicap vehicle will begin taking veterans to the program on Monday at 9 a.m. The annual Veterans Day Service at BHS starts at 10 a.m. Veterans are invited to park their cars at the Orange Bowl Bowling Alley parking lot.
The American Legion Riders will be on hand to escort the bus.
This year’s Veterans Day program will feature CSM Richard Burch, Ret. The public is invited to the attend.
“This is an important ceremony to remember our veterans and honor them,” a release read. “This is also for the young students to know the meaning of who and why we observe Veterans Day.”