Veterans in Rutherford County will be honored this weekend with several events including a concert on Friday night, fireworks display, a veterans program Saturday and a 5K race coordinated by a young child.
As a part of the annual Veterans Day activities throughout the Virgin Islands, this year the V.I. Office of Veterans Affairs and American Legion District 10 will be honoring female veterans in the territory. After the ceremony, the Legion will be serving a lunch of soup and sandwiches.
Marblehead- Services will be held at the Abbot Hall Auditorium, 188 Washington St., at 10 a.m. (doors open at 9 a.m.).
7 p.m. The Lowcountry Wind Symphony, directed by Donald F. Jemella, invites all friends and neighbors to our “Saluting America’s Veterans III” Concert on November 10 at 7 p.m.at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 70 Lady’s Island Dr.in Beaufort.
Masons are invited to the Thomas Talbot Lodge in the town center for a free breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday.
Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) is hosting a Veteran’s Recognition Ceremony on Saturday from 8:30 a.m.to 10 a.m. An honor squad will fire a salute.
Also on Saturday, American Legion Post 11 will hold an open house at its post. All veterans, their families, past and present are invited to join.
At 5:30 p.m., dinner will be served by lamplight in the Farmer’s Cottage. The march will proceed to Veterans Memorial Park on South Street for the ceremony. In the Mood will perform big-band music during an evening reminiscent of USO days spent entertaining American troops.
At 6 p.m., Glens Falls American Legion will host a free dinner at the post. To get their free entrée, veterans and active military members must present their military ID at checkout.
Representatives from the various veterans service organizations will speak briefly about their programs. Guest speaker: Pat Smith, executive director of Allen County Historical Society and Museum.
The event will also recognize law school veterans. In case of rain, the ceremony will be held at Beverly High School, 100 Sohier Road.
Because Veterans Day falls on a Saturday this year, the federal holiday is this Friday, November 10th. The ceremony is billed as one of the largest in southern Wisconsin, and more than 2,000 students, veterans and residents are expected to attend.
American Legion Post No. 574 will host a veterans breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m.at the post, 72 Pearl St.
Gregg Peckham of Evansville is the featured speaker. During the American Revolution at least 15 percent of the overall population is estimated to have served in either the Continental Army or state militias actively to fight against the King’s tyranny.
BOSTON – While most businesses will be celebrating Veteran’s Day on Friday, Nov. 10, the U.S. Postal Service will be open for business as usual. Students greet the veterans and give them handmade pictures and items as they pass.