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Veterans' Day November 11, 2011


10/26/2011

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 Friday, November 11, 2011. 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 Friday morning, Veterans, Police, Fire and Sheriff’s Departments Color Guards will muster at the World War I monument in the Cambridge Cemetery. Mayor David P. Maher will give the City’s remembrance and State Representative and City Councillor Timothy J. Toomey read the City Council’s Veterans’ Day Resolution. CVO President, James Gray, will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

CRLS Drama student Sara Rosenburg will read the Governor’s Proclamation and Music student Heather Bildman will sing the “National Anthem” and lead the audience in the singing of “God Bless America”.

Major Brian S. Hayes, Commanding Officer, US Army Recruiting Company, Boston, MA, will deliver the keynote address.

In honor of all Cambridge veterans who have served our nation, Bob Stevens, Director of Cambridge Veteran’ Services, 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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