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JCHS to present Veteran’s Day program


Jefferson County Historical Society will present Keith Hertenstein: “The Elks and Veteran’s Day” at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 11, in the Schweinfurth Museum at the Historical Village.

Keith Hertenstein was born and raised in Mt. Vernon, IL. He has been an Elk for 16 years. Shortly after joining the Elks, he was asked to help with one of the lodge’s monthly VA visits and has been part of the Lodge Veterans Service Committee ever since. He became the chairman of the committee in 2011 and was recognized as the Illinois Elks Association Veterans Service Volunteer of the Year for 2013-2014 and is currently still the lodge Veterans Services Chairman. Mr. Hertenstein will discuss the connection between the Elks and Veterans Day. He will also cover the history of the Elks Veterans Services Program, current Elks Veterans’ activities and how the public can help.

“The JCHS is pleased to offer a Veteran’s Day program on Veteran’s Day this year. We appreciate all the work the Elk’s do to support our Veterans and we are looking forward to the presentation,” said Dana Uhls, JCHS Community Relations Specialist.

This program is provided free of charge, donations are appreciated. The Jefferson County Historical Village is located at 1411 North 27th Street in Mt. Vernon. For more information contact the Historical Society office at 618-246-0033.

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