Musical Veterans Day Tribute

St. Croix Lutheran Academy, 1200 Oakdale Ave. West St. Paul, will host a musical Veterans Day tribute on Thursday, Nov. 8. Guests are invited to check in and enjoy light refreshments at 9:45 a.m. followed by a chapel service at 10:30 a.m. and a musical tribute in the gymnasium at 11 a.m.

The special guest speaker is Chad Ellwein, former sergeant in the United States Air Force. Ellwein served from 1987 to 1993 as a morse code systems operator during the Gulf War. He was stationed at RAF Chicksands in the United Kingdom for three years and finished his career at the National Security Agency.

Student body president Ezra Blumer will also speak, and the Crusader choir and band will play and sing patriotic music in recognition of all branches of the armed forces. 

Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. Register online at or by calling 651-455-1521. The event is free and open to the public.

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