VETERANS DAY EVENTS 2013

by Christian Mower on November 11, 2013

IT’S MONDAY NOV. 11, 2013 – VETERANS DAY – AND OBSERVANCES WILL BE HELD IN THE VALLEY AREA AND WESTERN MAINE.

VETERANS DAY BEGAN AS ARMISTICE DAY THAT CELEBRATED THE PEACE ACCORD THAT ENDED WORLD WAR I, THE “WAR TO END ALL WARS.” IT WENT INTO EFFECT AT THE 11TH HOUR OF THE 11TH DAY OF THE 11TH MONTH.

IN NORTH CONWAY, A UNIVERSAL CHURCH SERVICE STARTS AT 9 A.M. MONDAY AT THE FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, CONGREGATIONAL, DIRECTLY ACROSS ROUTE 16 FROM ASSETS JEAN CO. THE SERVICE WILL BE CONDUCTED BY THE REV. GIL HEALY, AN AIR FORCE VETERAN.

A PARADE “OF HEROES FOR HEROES” WILL START FROM THE JOHN FULLER SCHOOL IN NORTH CONWAY AT 11 A.M. AND PROCEED TO SCHOULER PARK, WITH THE KENNETT HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND PLAYING. ALL VETERANS AND ANY ORGANIZATIONS THAT WOULD LIKE TO THANK VETERANS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN THE PARADE.

AT SCHOULER PARK COMMENTS WILL BE MADE BY RETIRED AIR FORCE COL. GEORGE HOWARD. A RIFLE SALUTE, TAPS, WREATH LAYING AND MEMORIAL FLAG FOLDING WILL RECOGNIZE DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION.

FOLLOWING THE PARK CEREMONIES, A VETERANS LUNCHEON WILL BE HOSTED BY AMERICAN LEGION POSTS 46 AND 95 AT KENNETT HIGH SCHOOL’S MINERAL SPRINGS CAFÉ. ANY VETERAN AND A GUEST WHO PARTICIPATED IN ANY OF THE CEREMONIES OR EVENTS ARE INVITED TO THE LUNCH AS GUESTS.

IN OSSIPEE, A SERVICE WILL BE HELD OUTSIDE THE TOWN HALL ON MAIN ST. MONDAY AT 11 A.M. IN TAMWORTH, A CEREMONY WILL BE HELD AT 11 A.M. MONDAY AT THE VETERANS MEMORIAL AT THE JUNCTION OF MAIN ST. AND ROUTE 113 – 113A IN TAMWORTH VILLAGE. AND IN WOLFEBORO, THE WRIGHT MUSEUM OF WORLD WAR II HISTORY AT 77 CENTER ST. WILL HOST A CEREMONY MONDAY AT 11 A.M.

IN MAINE, FRYEBURG/LOVELL VFW POST 6783 WILL HONOR VETERANS MONDAY AT A CEREMONY AT 11:11 A.M. AT THE JUNCTION OF ROUTE 113 AND RIVER RD. AT THE EAST CONWAY MEMORIAL. PARTICIPANTS WILL THEN MOVE TO BRADLEY PARK IN FRYEBURG, THEN TO LOVELL FOR A CEREMONY, THEN TO THE VFW HALL ON SMARTS HILL RD. FOR LUNCH SPONSORED BY THE VFW LADIES AUXILIARY.

A VETERANS DAY SUPPER WILL BE SERVED BY THE LADIES AUXILIARY MONDAY EVENING AT VFW POST 9328 IN HARRISON. SOCIAL HOUR STARTS AT 4 P.M., WITH THE MEAL FOLLOWING AT 5 P.M.. COST IS $10 FOR ADULTS, $5 FOR CHILDREN, KIDS UNDER 12 ARE FREE. ALL VETERANS WILL BE SERVED A COMPLIMENTARY MEAL AS GUESTS OF THE POST.

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