Lake of the Ozarks Honors Our Local Veterans

This Saturday, November 11th is Veterans Day and the Fran Campbell Team would like to extend gratitude and honor to Veterans and Active Duty Military for their service to our country! Here is some history and facts about Veterans Day as well as some community events that will be honoring local Veterans this weekend.

History of Veterans Day 
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, then known as "the Great War." Commemorated as Armistice Day beginning the following year, November 11th became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars. (Source:

Facts about Veterans in the United States
  • There are 18.8 million veterans in the United States
  • As many as 35% of Iraq Veterans have or will experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD is an "anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened." People with PTSD have persistent frightening thoughts and memories, can feel emotionally numb and can have trouble sleeping or being startled easily.
  • There are more than 5.5 million U.S. Veterans living with a disability.
  • 11,000 troops are still stationed in Afghanistan, according to the Pentagon.

Local Business' and Organizations Honoring the Veterans.

November 10th

Camdenton RIII School district is hosting a Veterans Day Ceremony on November 10 from 9-10:30A at the Camdenton High School. Prior to the ceremony, a breakfast honoring Veterans and their families will begin at 8:00 A.M. in the Camdenton High School Auxiliary Gymnasium.

November 11th

The 4th annual Veterans Day Parade will be held this Saturday at 1PM starting at the Osage Beach City Hall and will go to the Lake of the Ozarks Elks Lodge. Free food and drinks will be provided at the Elks Lodge following the parade.

Show your military ID & enjoy a mouth-watering complimentary meal at RJ’s Family Restaurant West Highway 54 in Camdenton.

American Legion Zack Wheat Post 624 in Sunrise Beach will be providing a free breakfast from 7-10:30A for Veterans, Firefighters, Police Officers, and EMTs.

HyVee will honor all veterans and active military with a free breakfast buffet from 7-11am. 
The Fran Campbell Team encourages everyone to take time to remember and thank the Veterans, Active Military and families for their sacrifices they have made to protect and serve our country.  

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