Duncanville Patriotic Programs In September

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Pacific Army Vet Don Rummel

Three patriotic events are planned for the community in September. First is the Duncanville Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Evening of Remembrance,” a memorial service marking the anniversary of September 11, 2001.

Sponsored by A V Pro, Inc., noted sportscaster Dale Hansen will be the special guest speaker for the “Evening of Remembrance.” The event starts with social time at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner and program at 7 p.m.

Duncanville Police Honor Guard, Fire Chief Rohde, and Police Chief Robert Brown will all participate in the program. Special music will be provided by Monica Salvador, with bagpipes played by Steve Pruitt.

For reservations, contact Hilda at 972-780-4990 or (hilda@duncanvillechamber.org).

Next on the Duncanville calendar is Star Spangled Banner Day, a program celebrating the anniversary of the date Frances Scott Key wrote our country’s national anthem. The public is invited to attend the free program, from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14.

The event will be held at the International Museum of Cultures, 411 E. Highway 67 in Duncanville. The program is hosted by Old Chisholm Trail NSDAR, Richard Bard NSDAR, and John Cavet Chapter, USD 1812; bring a bag lunch, dessert and water will be provided.

Friends of Duncanville Public Library will hold a free program for Veterans appreciation day Saturday, Sept. 15. The event kicks off with a family fun hour from 2-3 p.m. at interactive WWII stations. Learn about food rationing and scrap metal collections, and create a secret code using invisible ink. There will also be goodies, face painting and other activities for children.

From 3-4 p.m., Andy Fancher Presents (as seen on You-Tube) will present a program recognizing WWII veterans, along with a WWII memorabilia display. Everyone is invited to customize their own ribbon that will be tied to a flag staked on the Duncanville Public Library grounds.

Friends of the Duncanville Public Library is a non-profit community organization composed of active and dedicated people from all walks of life. Their common bond is a desire that Duncanville have a first-rate library capable of serving an ever-expanding population in an ever-changing technological environment.