Veterans Day ceremonies scheduled throughout Tri-State area

November 05, 2007

Hospice of Washington County is sponsoring a free Veterans Salute Breakfast Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at the 747 Northern Ave. office. Registration is required by calling 301-791-6360.

Morris Frock Unit 42, The American Legion Auxiliary, will hold its annual Veterans Day program and wreath laying on the steps of the Washington County Courthouse on Sunday at 11 am. The guest speaker will be James H. Warner, a retired, decorated Marine and POW during the Vietnam War.

West Washington Street, from Prospect Street to the Public Square and the first blocks of Summit Avenue and Jonathan Street to West Franklin Street will be closed from 11 a.m. to noon for the service. For information, contact Donna Conway at 301-739-3590.

On Sunday, veterans and current members of the U.S. armed forces and their families will be admitted free of charge to Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. Veterans and members of the military may also camp the night of Nov. 10 and 11 free of charge at the park's developed campgrounds.


Entrance fees are charged at the Great Falls Tavern area of the park, near Potomac, Md. Campground fees are charged at the park's drive-in campgrounds at McCoy's Ferry near Clear Spring, Fifteenmile Creek near Little Orleans, and Spring Gap near Cumberland, Md; and at walk-in campgrounds at Antietam Creek near Sharpsburg and Paw Paw Tunnel near Paw Paw, W.Va.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - On Sunday at 10:15 a.m., a community Veterans Day celebration will be held at Christian Life Church, 1400 Warm Spring Road.

Veterans will be recognized by branch of service and will receive gifts. A luncheon for all will follow the celebration.

Christian Walker will be the guest speaker and vocalist. For information, call 717-267-1280 or go to

SHARPSBURG - Members of Masonic Antietam Lodge 197 of Keedysville and other assembled military organizations will gather Monday, Nov. 12, to assist the American Legion in honoring the fallen veterans of all wars.

The Armistice/Veterans Day ceremonies will take place in the square of Sharpsburg at 11 a.m.

SMITHSBURG - The annual Smithsburg Veterans Day ceremony will be held Monday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m. at Veterans Park, West Water Street, Smithsburg.

The featured speaker will be Fred Shinbur, a Maryland Department of Veteran Affairs commissioner. Chairs and a canopy will be provided.

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