Veterans Day events

November 10, 2006

WILLIAMSPORT - The annual Veterans Day service sponsored by the Williamsport American Legion Post 202 will be today at 11 a.m. at 400 S. Conococheague St.

The ceremony will include a performance by the Springfield Middle School Band and a memorial wreath-laying.

Several officials of the American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion will speak.

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

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

Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 and the post's auxiliary will sponsor its annual Veterans Day ceremony honoring all veterans Saturday 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 titled "Before You Go" will be presented.

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

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

Local veterans, their families and friends are invited to the Valley Mall food court Saturday 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 music, entertainment, refreshments, a tribute wall, speakers and a World War II panel discussion.

There also will be a video salute to veterans.

For more information, call 301-733-5131 or 800-626-6397, ext. 4509 or ext. 2433.

SMITHSBURG - A Veterans Day ceremony will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Veterans Park with U.S. Air Force retired 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.

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