Veteran’s Day in Decorah

As you may know, Captain Paul Jacobs of the USS Kirk visited Decorah, IA and spoke at several Veteran’s Day events. On the morning of Thursday November 10th, Captain Jacobs and I went around to the local radio stations.

I then continued on with my day and attended school. That evening, we hosted a showing of “The Lucky Few” at Luther College. We had great attendance; estimates were 90-100 people.

On Veteran’s Day, 11/11/2011, Captain Jacobs spoke at the Decorah High School Veteran’s day ceremony. In the afternoon, we hosted another showing of “The Lucky Few”, this time at the high school auditorium. We had good attendance, mainly students, but some community members.

       The Captain at the middle school. (Kent Foster, Fostergraphs)

During the showing, Capt. Jacobs and I traveled to Decorah Middle School, where he spoke, then returned to the high school to answer questions. That evening we hosted a “Meet and Greet” with the Capt. at the local Elks Club.

On Saturday, Capt. Jacobs was a special guest at the Vesterheim “Deck the Tables” fundraiser. A signed copy of “The Lucky Few” was auctioned for $425! It was a great event and a great trip overall. Thanks to the Captain for coming!



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