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Marble Falls Elementary School students high-five local veterans following the campus’ Veterans Day program Nov. 10.

Veterans Day programs held Friday in Llano, Marble Falls

Programs honored those who have served in the United States military at Veterans Day events in Llano and Marble Falls. More Veterans Day events are planned throughout the weekend.

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Highland Lakes communities celebrating Veterans Day

A roundup of Veterans Day events Nov. 11 across the Highland Lakes. BURNET/BERTRAM If you believe the importance of Veterans Day has been forgotten, then you should check out two Highland Lakes celebrations in which elementary school children are giving veterans a big boost. R.J. Richey Elementary and Bertram Elementary are hosting Veterans Day events, […]

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Reveille Call goes out to civilians and military members Nov. 9 for tomahawk-throwing good time

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — For several hours Nov. 9, civilians and military members will take to the field in a series of traditional competitions, including tug-of-war, tomahawk throwing and even spear tossing. At most events such as this, you’d expect civilians and military members to face each other. (more…)

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Highland Lakes honors service members on Veterans Day

Celebrations for Veterans Day took place across the Highland Lakes on Nov. 11. See more photos in the Nov. 13 edition of The Picayune.

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Marble Falls veteran’s tinkering turns into 65 patents, autobiography

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — John D. Bennett stared at the breech of the howitzer. The crew attempted to load a round, but, because of damage sustained during the transit, the 105-mm shell wouldn’t go all the way in. In training, this wouldn’t have been too much of an issue, but Bennett […]

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The Burnet and Bertram communities are hosting a Veterans Day Tribute on Nov. 11. The two-location event, which features children honoring veterans, begins at 10 a.m. at Bulldog Field, 1000 The Green Mile in Burnet, and 9 a.m. at Bertram Elementary School, 315 Main St. in Bertram. File photo

Burnet, Bertram schools to host Veterans Day Tribute with community support

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Ronald Harrod says youth who realize and honor the contributions of military service men and women can strengthen and unite a community. “We need more unity in everything we do. Veterans are somebody’s family,” said Harrod, junior vice commander of Burnet VFW Post 6974 and Vietnam veteran and […]

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Rear Admiral Albert Kelln (retired) and his wife, Cecily, enjoy life at their Llano-area home. The admiral spent 28 years in the U.S. Navy, serving in the submarine service (though also a stint as the chief engineer of the USS Enterprise). He is the first person to have flown above, sailed below and stood upon the North Pole. Kelln is giving a presentation Nov. 12 during a special Veterans Day meeting of the Kingsland Genealogical Society of the Highland Lakes at 2 p.m. at the Granite Shoals Fire Department, 410 RR 1431 in Granite Shoals. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

From Oklahoma to North Pole: Highland Lakes veteran recounts life, family history

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — Just inside the front door of the home of retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Albert Kelln and his wife, Cecily, hangs his family’s coat of arms: a knight overlooking a shield bearing a bundle of wheat on the left side and a trident on the right. In many […]

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