Clintonville to honor veterans Sunday

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Grace Kirchner Leader Correspondent

Clintonville Mayor Richard Beggs urges all citizens to join in honoring veterans Sunday at the Veterans Memorial, located on Memorial Circle, at 11 a.m. The annual observance will include patriotic music, a firing squad and taps.

It was on Nov. 11, 1918, that an armistice became effective, firing ceased and World War I ended. One hundred years have flown by since that significant event.

The guest speaker at Sunday’s ceremony will be James Vissers, a Navy veteran who has been a member of the American Legion for more than 40 years, serving in various officer positions. Vissers was born in Appleton and grew up in Little Chute. He retired from the Appleton Coated Co. in Combined Locks after working there for 37 years, retiring as assistant superintendent of the plant. He was a member of the Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Institute and chairman of the Packaging Committee.

Vissers is a member of the Forty and Eight veterans organization and has filled leadership positions at the local, state and national level. Vissers and his wife, Cher, of 49 years, reside in Appleton.

Local churches are requested to sound their bells 21 times, beginning at 11 a.m. on Veterans Day.