In honor of Veteran’s day, special programs will take place on Nov. 11.
The second annual “Thank You Veterans” program will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11 at Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church.
The program will honor and recognize veterans as well as raise money for Freedom Heroes USA. Complimentary tickets are available at the Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce or in the church office. The free tickets are required as a way to RSVP, event organizer Janet Vitcovich said. There are about 200 tickets available
The speaker will be the founder of Freedom Heroes USA, Allysa Lynhart. The event is hosted by “A Blessing to Serve” — a local business that provides rides around town for those unable to drive.
Money is raised for non-profit Freedom Heroes USA through sponsored tables. A table for 10 is available for a $100 donation. The next levels are Patriot sponsor for $250 and Hero sponsor for $500. Sponsors will have their family or company name on the program and at the table. The tables will be decorated by A Blessing to Serve, but sponsors are encouraged to bring pictures of loved ones who are current or former military.
Boy Scout Troop 282 and the Gig Harbor Elks Lodge 2560 will host a ceremony at 11 a.m. at Skansie Park. The Boy Scout troop will perform a flag ceremony and U.S. Army Captain Michael Ratcliffe will be the guest speaker. There will also be a color guard and 21-gun salute performed by the Boy Scout Honor Guard and there will be bagpipes and a flag retirement ceremony.