The Times photo by Betsy Reason
The men and women of the color guard from Hamilton County Chapter of Navy Club Ship No. 29 participate in a flag-folding ceremony during the Navy Club’s Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony in a previous year. The Club invite the community to a Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day event at 11 a.m. Saturday at Noblesville City Hall.
The Times photo by Betsy Reason The men and women of the color guard from Hamilton County Chapter of Navy Club Ship No. 29 participate in a flag-folding ceremony during the Navy Club’s Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony in a previous year. The Club invite the community to a Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day event at 11 a.m. Saturday at Noblesville City Hall.
This week, our nation paused for a day of mourning on Wednesday to honor our 41st President, George H.W. Bush, who died a week ago, at age 94, and who was a World War II aviator.
And a month ago, on Veterans Day, elementary school students sang patriotic songs celebrating our nation and those who have served.
This Saturday, we celebrate another important day in our nation that honors our veterans, National Pearl Harbor Day.
The community is invited to a Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day event at 11 a.m. Saturday inside Noblesville City Hall, 16 S. 10th St., Noblesville. Hamilton County Navy Club Ship No. 29 is coordinating the program, said Noblesville’s Ron Wilson, who always keeps me informed about veterans activities. Families and veterans are encouraged to attend. 
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day commemorates the 74th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, in Hawaii, during World War II. 
The program, which will feature a guest speaker about Pearl Harbor, will take place on the second floor of City Hall. Elevators are available for those who need a lift.
One of my favorite parts of this remembrance day is watching the American flag being folded. While I’ve watched our veterans fold the American flag hundreds of times, including at military funerals, it always gives me goosebumps to watch how the flag is folded into the neat little triangle. Watching the flag being lowered, then folded in a triangle, with each of the 13 folds holds great significance yet each represents the original 13 colonies of the United States. When the flag is completely folded, only a triangular blue field of stars is visible.
Hamilton County Veterans Services officer Lynn Epperson is another person who contacts me about veteran events here locally.  She said unemployed veterans, transitioning military professional, and National Guard members and reserve members and their spouses, who are seeking a job are invited to attend a Veterans Job Fair, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Deb. 13, at Lucas Oil Stadium. This is a “huge” hiring event that will “help our unemployed veterans find a job and brighten their lives for 2019,” she said.
The Hamilton County Veterans Services office, for which the office is in the Hamilton County Government & Judicial Center in Noblesville, posted a job opening on Monday, seeking a part-time assistant veteran service officer. To be considered for the job, the applicant must be an honorably discharged veteran and a citizen of the United States and Indiana.
While I’m on the subject of history, not necessarily about veterans, don’t forget about this Saturday’s Noblesville Preservation Alliance “An Olde Fashioned Christmas” home tour during which guests gain exclusive access to some of Old Town Noblesville’s historic homes dressed by the holiday season. Featured homes, all having themed decor, include: Meyer home, 1138 Cherry St.; Althouse home, 1095 Conner St.; Stewart Home, 1159 Conner St., Wofford Home, 1358 Conner St.; and Crew home, 1039 Conner St. Tickets are $35. Call (317) 426-1672 or visit www.info@noblesvillepreservation.org.
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