Cambridge Veterans' Department Veterans' Day Observance Nov. 11


11/1/2010

Master of Ceremonies James Gray   (11/12/2008) - Cynthia Abatt

The Cambridge Veterans' Organization (CVO), in conjunction with the City's Department of Veterans' Services will hold their annual Veterans’ Day Observance at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, November 11, 2010. The observance will be held at the Veterans’ World War I Monument located adjacent to the main gate of the Cambridge Cemetery, 76 Coolidge Avenue, Cambridge.

On Thursday morning, Veterans, Police and Fire Departments Color Guards will muster at the World War I monument in the Cambridge Cemetery. City Councillor Marjorie C. Decker will give the City’s remembrance and read the City Council’s Veterans’ Day Resolution. CVO member, James Gray, will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

CRLS Drama student Tremé Manning-Céré will read the Governor’s Proclamation and Music student Taylor Vandick will sing the “National Anthem” and lead the audience in the singing of “God Bless America”.

Captain Mary Jo Majors, Nurse Corps, United States Naval Reserve, resident of North Cambridge, member of NR VTU-0196 at Naval Operations Support Center Quincy, United States Naval Academy Information Officer, and Navy Nurse Corps Advisor to Boston Navy ROTC Consortium, and this year's Massachusetts Woman Veteran of the Year Award recipient, will deliver the keynote address.

Cambridge’s Veterans Director, Bob Stevens, in honor of all Cambridge veterans who have served our nation, will place a memorial wreath at the Veterans’ WWI monument.
 
Bagpiper Edward O’Callaghan, will play “Amazing Grace” followed by the CVO’s Firing Detail’s “Rifle Salute” and Bugler Robinson Pyle will blow “TAPS”.

Following the observance, a collation will be held at the American Legion Marsh Post #442 located at 1 Gerry’s Landing. (617) 576-2646. The public is invited to attend.

For further information, please call Cambridge Veterans’ Services at (617) 349-4761 or email at: veterans@cambridgema.gov.

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