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Veterans Day events planned throughout Tri-State area

November 02, 2008

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A Veterans Day run, walk or roll will be Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg as a tribute to the nation's veterans.

The Road To Freedom 5K run/1K walk or roll will begin at 9 a.m. from the front of the medical center. The event is open to all levels of runners, walkers or people in wheelchairs who wish to show their support for veterans.

The $25 entry fee includes a long-sleeved, microfiber shirt while supplies last. Proceeds will benefit recreational activities for hospitalized veterans.

More information may be obtained by calling Don Stevens at 304-263-0811, ext. 3607, or by sending e-mail to donald.stevens@med.va.gov for an application.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The seventh annual community Veterans Day celebration service and luncheon will be Sunday, Nov. 9, at 10:15 a.m. at Christian Life Church, 1400 Warm Spring Road.

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Veterans, their families and the public are invited to help celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of those who have served in the armed forces.

Retired Army Chaplain Justin Isbister will be the keynote speaker. Pa. Rep. Rob Kauffman, R-Cumberland/Franklin, also will be in attendance.

Music will be provided by the Chozen Generation Kids Ministry and adult choir. A free luncheon will follow the service.

Call 717-267-1280 for more information.

Morris Frock Post 42, American Legion Auxiliary, will sponsor Veterans Day ceremonies Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. on the steps of the Washington County Courthouse in Hagerstown.

The ceremonies will begin with the singing of the national anthem and reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by the laying of wreaths in honor and memory of veterans by service organizations and officials of the city, county and state. Special recognition will be given to each branch of service with the cooperation of the local recruiting office.

The guest speaker will be retired Chaplain Col. Richard W. Bower, who served for 30 years.

CLEAR SPRING -- The annual Veterans Day assembly at Clear Spring High School will be Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 10:30 a.m. in the auditorium.

Organizers are expecting several guests, including U.S. Army Capt. Jake Michael, who recently completed a 15-month tour of Iraq.

Also on the program is Lori Sines, a social worker who served in the U.S. Army in the 1980s and 1990s.

Trinity Lutheran Church of Hagerstown, Randolph and Potomac streets, will offer a free patriotic concert by the Heritage Brass Quintet, one of the U.S. military's full-time bands, on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m.

The Heritage Brass Quintet hails from Langley Air Force base in Virginia.

Veterans are invited to come and be recognized. The general public is welcome to attend.

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