Robbie Doman to speak at Veterans Day program
A breakfast, a program and a new museum exhibit are all part of Holyoke’s commemoration of Veterans Day Friday, Nov. 10.
Holyoke JR/SR High School invites all veterans and their families to a breakfast at 7 a.m. in the school commons area.
Immediately following the breakfast at 8:15 a.m., the public is encouraged to attend the Veterans Day program in the school’s new gym.
Featured speaker is Robbie Doman, a 2001 HHS graduate and a special forces Army veteran with 12 years of service to his country. He has endured a long recovery after being seriously injured in Iraq in 2008 by an attempted improvised explosive device attack. Doman most recently demonstrated his strength and determination by competing on American Ninja Warrior.
The top four Voice of Democracy speeches will be given by HHS students Drew Stewart, first; Tayler Hale, second; Dylan Miles, third; and Brenna Gatton, fourth.
Patriot’s Pen winners will also be announced at Friday’s program, and Sound Check and the HHS wind ensemble will perform.
Phillips County Museum is unveiling a new military exhibit this Friday, with special open hours from 8 a.m.-noon and 4-7 p.m.
The museum not only reorganized previous artifacts but also added new military items. Everything from a grenade launcher to World War I German helmets to a rifle used in Vietnam are on display.
Regular museum hours are from 1:30-4 p.m. every Wednesday afternoon.