Variety of events honor veterans this week

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The Superior Elks Lodge holds its sixth annual Veterans Day dinner and program starting at 5 p.m. Friday with a social hour.
The opening ceremony is at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by live music. The dinner is free to all veterans with a military ID or DD-214, and significant others, but a $6 donation is requested for non-veteran guests. Call 715-394-7403 to reserve your seat.

Museum offerings

The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center, 305 Harbor View Parkway, offers free admission for all United States veterans today through Saturday to recognize Veterans Day and honor those who have served and sacrificed to safeguard our freedoms.

The Carlton County Historical Society holds a Veterans Day Program at its museum in Cloquet, Minn., at 1 p.m. Friday, featuring six military personnel whose medals, service bars and awards of achievement are included in the museum's current exhibit "The Power of Pins." Learn more about J.C. Long, a Cloquet WWI veteran, Marvin Gleason, a Cloquet pilot during the Korean conflict, Louise Jewell Wimmer, a Carlton U.S. Coast Guard WWII veteran, John H. Pigman, a Cloquet West Point graduate serving in the Korean theater, John Buytaert, a Cloquet U.S. Army veteran and MN National Guard member, and Harold Michelson, a Carlton County WW II U.S. Navy veteran serving in the Pacific. Visit with their relatives and help us commemorate their service on Veterans Day. After the program, refreshments will be available. Regular admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12, and free admission for children under 5 and Carlton County Historical Society members. The museum is handicapped accessible. For more information, call 218-879-1938.

UWS honors vets

The University of Wisconsin-Superior will be holding several events throughout the week in honor of those who are serving or who have served our country. Today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Yellowjacket Union Atrium, students, faculty, staff and community members will have the opportunity to write and send letters to military personnel stationed abroad for no charge.

From noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Yellowjacket Union Atrium, students, faculty, staff and community members will have a chance to talk to student veterans about their military experiences at home and abroad to promote a friendlier campus community.

Thursday, the community has a chance to gain tools to enhance the college experience for student veterans 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. in the Yellowjacket Union. The session includes a presentation followed by dialogue and discussion.

The Veterans Day Ceremony and fourth annual Excellence in Service Awards begins at 11 a.m. Friday in the Yellowjacket Union Atrium. Keynote speakers Thomas and Margaret Culbert are both are alumni of UW-Superior. Thomas has prior military service and Margaret worked at the Pentagon. There will be a free luncheon at noon in the Yellowjacket Union Great Room A. At 1 p.m., the VNSC and several volunteers hold the National Roll Call. The roll call is a reading of service members from Wisconsin and Minnesota that have died since 9/11 at the UW-Superior flagpole across from Curran-McNeill Residence Halls.