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Veterans honored with program
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Jan Anderson delivers a message of patriotism and thanks from the Daughters of the American Revolution during the Veterans Day 2010 Community Service at the Emma Kelly Theater.
A man who helped build a military hospital that once treated General George S. Patton will speak Friday during the annual Veteran’s Day program at the Emma Kelley Theater in the Averitt Center for the Arts. Burtt “Hawkeye” Higgins, 92, a retired major with the United States Army, will be the keynote speaker for the event hosted by the American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90. Higgins, who served during World War II and helped construct the 51st Station Hospital in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1942, plans to speak about his stint in the army.
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