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1931: Armistice Day celebrated

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Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society

The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on November 6, 1931.
Armistice Day To Be Observed in Luverne
Many Business Places Will Be Closed All Day
Armistice day — the anniversary of the closing of the great World war — will be observed throughout Rock county next Wednesday, November 11th, in the usual respectful and patriotic manner, in common with all other sections of the country.
While the day will be comparatively quiet, in striking contrast to the excitement and jubilance of November 11th, 1918, the occasion will be commemorated to varying extents everywhere. Most of the Luverne business institutions will remain closed throughout the entire day, as will the public schools.
An appropriate  program will be presented in the morning at the Luverne high school under the direction of Dell-Hogan post No. 123, American Legion and Auxiliary, beginning at 10:45 o’clock, to which the general public is invited. The program will open with a vocal selection, and there is to be a moment of reverent silence at 11:00 o’clock, in accordance with the national custom. The address of the day will be delivered by Ivan O. Hansen, Esq.
Luverne and Pipestone high school football elevens will stage their annual battle beginning at 2:30 o’clock. This game will conclude the season’s schedule for the local high school team.
One of the most popular events of the day will be a public dance, to be given under the auspices of Dell-Hogan post No. 123, at the Luverne Armory in the evening, and this is expected to draw attendants from a wide area.
Pen’s Dakotans, an eight-piece orchestra, will furnish the music and dancing will start at 9:00 o’clock.
         Donations to the Rock County Historical Society can be sent to the Rock County Historical Society, 312 E. Main Street, Luverne, MN 56156.
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