ALTON - Alton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1308 annual Veterans Day event is slated for 10 a.m. on Thursday.

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The Vet’s Day affair will start inside the VFW but ultimately go outside.

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“We will have a guest speaker and lay our wreaths,” he said. “We will also have a letter of a proclamation from Mayor David Goins and still do the flags, a 21-gun salute, and taps.”

Guest speaker Lt. Col. Robert Pranger, a retired lifetime VFW member who flew several helicopter missions during Desert Storm, will be the guest speaker.

The family of Russell E. Dunham will lay a wreath in his honor. Dunham was a long-time post member and a previous Medal of Honor recipient.

This past Saturday night, the post celebrated its 85th anniversary was a large celebration at the post. Several high-level state VFW commanders were in attendance.

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