Activities for the observance of Veterans Day have been put into place by the Dubois County Veterans Council. All veterans organizations from Dubois County will be represented in this event set for this Saturday November 9th.
The day will begin with an 8 am mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. All veterans groups are asked to join in the procession of posting their colors in the front of the church. The Jasper VFW Post 673 is the host for this year’s Veterans Day observance. The program will begin at 1 pm. with The Pledge of Allegiance being recited by all.
Guest speaker for this event will be Ron Himsel last years recipient of the Living Veteran Award. This years observance will include a slide presentation by VFW Post Commander Eric Vonderheide who is also a active member of the Indiana National Guard, of our nations Veterans participating in previous wars.
Dubois County Veterans Council President Allen Bromm will present the Living Veteran Award to this year’s recipient Lee Broeker.
Lee enlisted in the Marine Corps at the age of 17 shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7th of 1941.
Lee was credited for saving a number of lives and attained the rank of sergeant while being assigned to the Pacific Campaign and participating in the battle of Iwo Jima.
After returning home Lee worked for The Huntingburg Wagon Works, Olinger Construction and was one of the original employees of the newly Formed Jasper Corporation and was employed by Kimball International for 42 years. Lee is a active member of Huntingburg VFW Post 2366 and served as the Post Commander during the construction of the current post home. Lee is also a member of the Holland American Legion and the Southern Indiana Leatherneck Marine Corp League.
For more information about this year’s Veterans Day Observance Event please contact Jasper VFW Post 673 Commander Eric Vonderheide at 631-5188.