Contact: Lisa Simmons,
Vicki Cimino, Connelly Partners
For Immediate Release
MASSACHUSETTS HONORS THOSE WHO SERVED THEIR
Events throughout the State Pay Tribute to
BOSTON, November 10, 2012 -This Veterans Day, Massachusetts invites
you to honor those who have served their country during
America’s greatest times of need. Visit monuments that
commemorate famous battles and patriots,experience a historic
warship, or participate in the many parades and ceremonies taking
place throughout the state.
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Veterans Day Ceremony
– Held each year in Memorial Hall at the State House, the
annual Veterans Day Ceremony welcomes the public. Friday, November
11, at 10 a.m.
Women are Veterans, Too! Event
Boston - The annual Women Are Veterans Too! event, sponsored by the
Women Veterans' Network, celebrates the service of women in the
military. The ceremony includes a presentation of the Outstanding
Woman Veteran Award, which is presented to a Massachusetts resident
whose military and community service is extraordinary. Thursday,
November 3, at 11 a.m.
Veterans Day Parade
, Arlington – This annual parade will
be held on Friday, November 11, at 10:30 a.m., beginning on
Massachusetts Avenue in East Arlington and proceeding along Mass.
Ave to Monument Square in Arlington Center. Ceremonies will be held
here to honor those who served.
, Boston–Defeater of four British frigates
during the War of 1812, the USS Constitution is the oldest
commissioned warship afloat in the world. Open Thursday to Sunday
from 10 AM to 4 PM.
North of Boston & Greater Merrimack Valley:
Veterans Day Ceremony and
, Gloucester –On November 11,at 9 a.m. a ceremony
at Gloucester High School will precede the city’s Veterans
Day Parade. The parade ends at American Legion Square where an 11
a.m. ceremony will honor World War I veterans.
Flag Retirement Ceremony
Concord – The Flag Retirement Ceremony is traditionally held
each year on Veteran’s Day and enables Concordians the
opportunity to retire their American Flags in a respectful and
appropriate manner. November 11, 8 a.m.,Sleepy Hollow
South of Boston:
Colonial Military Exercises
Plymouth – On Friday, November 11, learn first-hand about the
experience of New England’s first colonial militiamen and see
a variety of military demonstrations. In the early years of New
Plimoth Colony, all men between the ages of 16 to 60 years served
in the militia. Watch as one of the squadrons takes their turn in
practicing at arms!
WWII Outdoor Monument
, Grafton – Join in the official
dedication ceremonies for Grafton’s outdoor monument to World
War II veterans at the Historic Grafton Common on Friday, November
11, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Veterans Day Program at the Asa
, Millbury – Commemorate Veterans Day as
noted author and authority on our country’s early military,
George C. Neumann, presents “General George Washington: How
He Won the Unwinnable War.” Veterans receive complimentary
ticket. Friday, November 11, 7 p.m.
Tell Their Stories
– On Sunday, November 13, from 2 - 4
p.m., listen to the stories and experiences of Grafton’s WWII
Veterans Day Parade and
, Pittsfield – Pittsfield honors its servicemen
and women with its annual parade, beginning at 10 a.m. on November
11, at Pittsfield City Hall and ending at the Peace Monument on
Annual Veterans Day
, North Adams –North Adams’ Annual Veterans
Day Parade kicks off at 10:30 a.m. at the American Legion Home on
November 11. A subsequent ceremony will take place at Veterans
Memorial on Eagle Street.
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