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Veterans Day events

Payson and Rim Country residents will honor veterans with two programs for Veterans Day.

The first will be by the Payson Elks Lodge Saturday, Nov. 10. A ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. at the Lodge, 1206 N. Beeline Hwy., with a dinner to follow. The members of the Elks will provide a free meal to veterans featuring pork roast, buttered and parslied noodles, vegetables and a salad. The cost for non-veterans is $8 per plate.

A second ceremony will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 12 at the Payson High School Auditorium. The event will include the presentation and retirement of the colors by the Payson Military Honor Guard and Civil Air Patrol Cadets and more.

vets returning from combat

A chance to visit with returning veterans and those who have supported the Merritt Center’s training for integration and civilian reentry with donations will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11 at the Merritt Lodge in Payson.

The Merritt Center offers a free four-weekend educational program to returning combat vets. Stop in to hear the stories of these veterans and those who have financially supported the program that allowed them to return “all the way home.” Tour the lodge, enjoy refreshments and listen to musicians.

Send an email to RSVP with the number of friends and family attending our open house to betty@merrittcenter.org. For more information or an application, visit www.merrittcenter. org or call (800) 414-9880 or (928) 474-4268.

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