News for 11/7/2018

Veterans Day Celebration in Kensington

It is the Soldier, not the minister, who has given us freedom of religion.

It is the Soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the Soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to protest.

It is the Soldier, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the Soldier, not the politician, who has given us the right to vote.

It is the Soldier who salutes the flag,who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag,

Who allows the protester to burn the flag.-Charles M. Province

If you love your Freedom, Thank a Veteran.

Join us in Kensington for the annual Veterans Day Celebration this Saturday, November 10th. The theme is “Bells of Peace” as this year marks the 100th anniversary of the WWI armistice, or truce agreement to cease fighting. There will be anniversary pens for sale.

Starting at 9:00am, visit the Pie Stand at the Vo-Ag building hosted by the ladies of the American Legion Auxiliary. The ladies will also have poppies and raffle tickets for sale. Visit the Kensington Library for the Scholastic Book Fair from 9:00am to 2:00pm and get great books for the kids. At 11:00am, this years’ guest speaker Major Jamie Schwandt will address the community, followed by the parade at 11:15am. Bring your own containers/dishes and tableware for the FREE BBQ serving beans and sandwiches at 12:00 noon. Be sure to stay and view the flag retirement ceremony at 1:30pm. Located in the vacant space across the street from the American Legion hall, this is a truly moving sight to see. Guns and prizes to be given away Saturday starting at 9:00pm at the American Legion hall. Raffle tickets are available to purchase from any Legion member or Legion Rider. There is no dance this year, but the bar will be open for fellowship. Stick around and enjoy breakfast Sunday morning at the Lions Club annual Pancake Feed, also held in the legion hall.

Ringing Bells of Peace

“At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the Great War ends.” In remembrance, we are asking everyone who has a bell, to ring it 21 times on November 11th at 11:00am. The church bells will be ringing and bells will be ringing across the nation. Please join in ringing and appreciation of peace.