Superior, WI (NNCNOW.COM)
"He was famous trumpet man from out Chicago way. He had a boogie sound that no one else could play." sang a trio of singers.
The Elks Lodge in Superior sounded like an old fashioned USO show Sunday afternoon as singers from the Douglas County Historical Society sang songs in the fashion of the Andrews and McGuire Sisters.
The show was to pay tribute to service people on Veterans Day so no one would forget what those folks have done for our nation.
"A lot of times people do ignore it. They forget about it and it's another day to have a day off but these vets are the ones that have served their country. Some have come back and some haven't." said Butch Liebaert.
To honor those who haven't come back, Army veteran Butch Liebaert and Air Force vet James Dennie performed a ceremony for those still missing in action.
The dropping of a pin could probably have been heard during the somber memorial.
"I've heard a lot of people say if you didn't have a tear there was something wrong with you." said James Denny.
The event was also geared towards helping vets who have returned home.
Tips on where to find benefits and services available to service people were offered.
At least one veteran who usually doesn't go to events like this left with valuable information about benefits earned through service to America.
"He'd never been to an event before but he came today because he'd never heard about it so we put it in the paper and advertised it. He showed up today and is now interested in finding out what's going on in the veterans system." said Troy Magnuson.
In Superior, Dave Anderson reporting.
Dave Anderson was the key note speaker at Sunday's ceremony.
The singing trio will help with a full length USO type show December 8th and 9th at the DCHS Theatre in Superior.