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Veterans Appreciation Week Nov. 11-16, 2018

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The City of Cambridge will hold its second annual Veterans’ Appreciation Week Nov. 11-16, kicking off with a Veterans’ Day Observance on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m., at Cambridge Cemetery (76 Coolidge Ave.), followed by a Town Hall at 1 p.m., in the Sullivan Chamber at Cambridge City Hall (795 Massachusetts Ave.). The Town Hall will include a Reception (1-1:30 p.m.), Purple Heart Recognition Ceremony and WWI History Slide Show (1:30-2 p.m.), Town Hall meeting (2-3 p.m.), and National Moment of Silence (3 p.m.).  Activities on select days of the week will include acupuncture, guided meditation, fitness and nutrition tips, restorative therapy, art workshops, social gatherings, food and refreshments.

Veterans Day

Bells of Peace WWI Centennial (1918-2018) (Click here for more information)
Sunday, Nov. 11th  at 11:00am
A 21-bell salute will toll at the historic moment when the Armistice was signed to end WWI 100 years ago. Please encourage your community or houses of faith to participate in the ringing of bells! 

Veterans Day Observance
11:00am to 12:00pm
(Cambridge Cemetery, 76 Coolidge Ave, Cambridge)
A day when leadership and the community gather to honor Veterans Day

12:00pm to 1:00pm
(American Legion, Marsh Post 442, 5 Greenough Blvd. Cambridge) A free and hearty meal with American Legion members and friends.

Veterans Town Hall*
1:00pm to 4:00pm
(Cambridge City Hall, Sullivan Chamber, 795 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge)
o 1:00pm to 1:30pm Town Hall Reception

o 1:30pm to 1:45pm Purple Heart Recognition (Click here for more information)

o 1:45pm to 2:00pm WWI History & Slideshow
o 2:00pm to 3:00pm Town Hall Main Event (3:00pm National Moment of Silence)
o 3:00pm to 4:00pm Town Hall Event Concludes

* A shuttle bus will transport interested persons from the American Legion Hall to the Town Hall and back.

Veterans Week

Monday Nov. 12th   (Regular business hours) Restaurant Honors (730 Tavern, Kitchen & Patio, 730 Massachusetts Ave.)
Veterans, their dependents, and survivors are invited to enjoy one free, non-alcoholic beverage and 50% off appetizers at 730 Tavern, Kitchen & Patio.

Tuesday Nov. 13th   (1:00pm to 5:30pm)  Art Demonstration, Painting & Writing Activities
(Veterans Life & Recreation Center, 51 Inman Street, Cambridge, MA)
Kenneth Headley, Cambridge Veteran and local artist, will offer a demonstration of his wood burning and painting technique. Paul Brymer, Cambridge Veteran and local artist, will offer insight into his unique photography techniques. Have fun making your own painting with guest instructor, Kristopher Cere from Pop Up Paint Studios. Finally, from 4:00PM to 5:30PM stay for the kickoff of a six-week writers’ workshop, “Telling Our Stories, in Fiction and Memoir”.

Tuesday, Nov. 13th (10am to 11:30am)
Enjoy an early game of pool and complementary buffet with senior veterans at the Cambridge Senior Center, 2nd floor, 806 Mass Ave.

Wednesday Nov. 14th   (1:00pm to 4:00pm) Acupuncture and Guided Meditation I (Veterans Life & Recreation Center, 51 Inman Street, Cambridge, MA)
Members from “Community Acupuncture” will be present to apply acupuncture. Meditation
guides from “Meditation as Medicine” will join us again this year to provide guided meditation sessions for veterans. This group has veterans on staff who are qualified to navigate individuals with PTS challenges through the meditation process.

Thursday Nov. 15th   (1:00pm to 4:00pm) Acupuncture and Guided Meditation II  (Veterans Life & Recreation Center, 51 Inman Street, Cambridge, MA)
Our meditation guides and veteran acupuncturist will be back again. Come by again to enjoy one or both of these restorative practices.

Friday Nov. 16th   (9:30am to 11:30am) Buffet, Nutrition & Fitness (Veterans Life & Recreation Center, 51 Inman Street, Cambridge, MA)
rom Always Strong Fitness available for free consultation. Join us to close out the
week’s festivities with locally supplied food and enjoy a free nutrition and fitness consultation.

As part of a series of events to honor the Centennial year of WWI (1918) earlier this year, the City of Cambridge Veterans’ Services Department, in collaboration with the Mayor's Office, City Manager's Office, Military Order of the Purple Heart, and Massachusetts Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Association, and other local veterans held a rededication ceremony for Hoyt Field in Cambridge. Corporal Russell E. Hoyt was a member of the 26th Division, Massachusetts National Guard, which was the first full division to deploy to France, and the 104th Infantry Regiment. He was posthumously awarded the Croix de Guerre by the French Army on April 28, 1918; this was the first American unit ever awarded a foreign decoration.

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