Buchanan Events for Veterans Day 2021
Buchanan, MI – November 11, 2021
- 5 Separate Activities
- Donations Appreciated
- All Events FREE and open to the Public (except BCS 11/12 presentation)
- Special Guest Stuart Aspinall
- For information: 269-429-2098
- 11/10 – 6pm ~ Dowagiac Lyons Auditorium
- 11/11 – 11am ~ On the Bluff St. Joe
- DAR Annual Veterans Day wreath laying ceremony in tribute to the 100th Anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
- Stuart Aspinall, a Tomb Guard 2018-2020, will be present, you can hear about his assignment and duties, as well as the history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
- 11/11 – 5pm ~ Buchanan American Legion
- 11/12 – 1:45pm ~ Buchanan Community Schools
- Student Presentation (students only)
- 11/14 – 2pm ~ LMC Mendal Center
- Southshore Concert Band presents an afternoon of Patriotic Music and the story of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
About the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Rebecca Dewey Chapter:
Chapter History – The Rebecca Dewey Chapter, NSDAR, Three Oaks, Michigan, was organized July 9, 1909, with a membership of seventeen. It was chartered December 21, 1909, with fourteen members. Since Three Oaks had secured the Dewey Cannon at the close of the Spanish-American War, it was decided to name the Chapter after Admiral Dewey’s great grandmother. Rebecca Dewey Chapter NSDAR currently has 30 Members.
Dewey Cannon – This cannon, captured in the Spanish-American War by Admiral Dewey, was presented to Three Oaks when its citizens raised $1,400 for a memorial to the men of the battleship Maine. This was the largest contribution, per capita, of any community in the nation. “Three Oaks Against the World,” a local paper proudly boasted. This park was dedicated October 17, 1899, by President William McKinley, and others. Presentation of the cannon took place on June 28, 1900. Guest of honor was Helen Miller Gould, called the Spanish-American War’s “Florence Nightingale.” Thousands of people were in attendance on each occasion.