Posted by Cynthia Denbo on Nov 02, 2017

The Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka will present its annual Veterans Day program on Saturday, November 11 at the Adorni Center in Eureka. "Each year our club presents a program to honor and thank, not only more than 9,000 veterans who live in Humboldt County and two million California veterans but, through them, almost 22 million American veterans living in the United States as well as the men and women currently serving in the armed forces and Merchant Marines. It is our privilege to recognize their extraordinary commitment and service to our country," said club President Matt Nilsen.
 
 
The Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka will present its annual Veterans Day program on Saturday, November 11 at the Adorni Center in Eureka. "Each year our club presents a program to honor and thank, not only more than 9,000 veterans who live in Humboldt County and two million California veterans but, through them, almost 22 million American veterans living in the United States as well as the men and women currently serving in the armed forces and Merchant Marines. It is our privilege to recognize their extraordinary commitment and service to our country," said club President Matt Nilsen.
 
The featured speaker for this year's observance, which honors veterans of all branches of the United States armed forces and the Merchant Marines, will be Major Eddie A. Morgan, U.S. Army, Combat Engineers, Ret. Recently returned to his Eureka home from his assignment to Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Major Morgan will speak about honoring our veterans and welcoming them home after their service.
 
"Major Morgan is a fine example of those who have provided exemplary service to our country and who bring a personal, professional and informed perspective to that service," said Rotarian John Ennis, Event Coordinator.
 
The Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka partners with the City of Eureka in the presentation of the Veterans Day program. A variety of organizations and individuals will lend their talents and skills to this year’s program including: musical selections from Eureka High School Symphonic Band, Eureka High School Limited Edition, the Humboldt Harmonaires, Humboldt Highlanders Pipe Band; members of the NSDAR who will provide refreshments after the program; Humboldt Sheriff's Office Color Guard; Mad River Community Veterans Honor Guard; United States Coast Guard whose Coasties will provide a flyover after the event and present the "Missing Man" ceremony; Humboldt Bay Fire; Eureka Police Department Captain William F. Honsall, Jr. (ret.) who will play "Taps"; and Teen Challenge.
 
Veterans are encouraged to wear their service medals to the event.
 
The Adorni Center is located at 1011 Waterfront Drive in Eureka. The program begins at 11AM and is free and handicapped-accessible.
For further information, call 443-4682 or go to swrotary.org.