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Veterans Day events scheduled for Saturday

November 10, 2006

Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 and the post's auxiliary will sponsor its annual Veterans Day ceremony honoring all veterans today at 11 a.m. in front of the Washington County Courthouse.

This year, veterans of World War II will be specially honored. Speakers will be members of Morris Frock who served in that war.

A special musical tribute entitled "Before You Go" will be presented.

Military, service and civic groups will be laying wreaths at the courthouse ceremony.

Wreaths will placed today near the monument on Memorial Boulevard near Rose Hill Cemetery. The monument is dedicated to all veterans of wars.

A wreath will be placed by Hagerstown City Councilwoman Penny Nigh at 9 a.m. At noon, Hagerstown Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II and AFSCME 1540 will place wreaths.

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SHARPSBURG ? Antietam Unit 236 of the American Legion Auxiliary will host a wreath-laying ceremony honoring all veterans today at 11 a.m. in the town square

Local veterans, their families and friends are invited to the Valley Mall food court today from 1:15 to 4 p.m. for a special event honoring veterans from the area.

Sponsored by Valley Mall and The Herald-Mail Co., the event will feature free festivities including music, entertainment, refreshments, a tribute wall, speakers and a World War II panel discussion.

There also will be a video salute to veterans.

SMITHSBURG ? A Veterans Day ceremony will be held today at 2 p.m. at Veterans Park with retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Carlo Belella as guest speaker.

AMVETS Post 10, David Madock of Band 'O One, Smithsburg High School Band and members of Girl Scout Troop 255 will participate.

  

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. ? Pleasant View Memory Gardens will host a Veterans Day celebration today at 2 p.m.

Programs and flags will be distributed to visitors as they enter the property. A new veterans garden will be dedicated.

Guest speakers will include retired U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. John Wright; James Grose, West Virginia vice commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart; and Barbara Corbin of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

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