Veterans Day

Posted on November 8, 2019 by admin


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On Monday, November 11, we will observe Veterans Day and pay tribute to the unbroken line of brave citizen soldiers going back to the Revolutionary War who stepped forward and served our great nation in times of peace and armed conflict. We honor the brave men and women who fought to preserve freedom for each successive generation.

This year marks the 101st anniversary of the signing of the armistice to end the First World War – the war to end all wars. Armistice Day – Veterans Day in the U.S. – is commemorated every year on November 11th to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany to end hostilities on the Western Front of World War I. The signing took effect at eleven o’clock in the morning – the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918.

Locally, there are several events to honor our veterans, including:

Southbury

VFW Post 1607 and American Legion Posts 204 and 147 join together on this day of recognition and celebration at the Veterans Memorial Green. All attending should assemble at the Memorial Green on Monday, November 11, 2019, no later than 10:45 a.m.

The Veterans Memorial Green is located at 561 Main Street South, Southbury (adjacent to senior center).

Roxbury

Veterans Day Observance

Roxbury Senior Center

7 South St, Roxbury, CT 06783

Monday, November 11, 2019

1:00 p.m.

Bridgewater

Veterans Day Observance

Hilltop Senior Center

132 Hut Hill Rd, Bridgewater, CT 06752

Monday, November 11, 2019

10:45 a.m.

New Milford

On November 10th, the VFW Post 1672 Auxiliary will host “Light Up the Night for Our Veterans” on the New Milford Town Green. Beginning at dusk, luminaries will be lit to honor veterans.

Luminaries are on sale at local shopping centers until November 10. Proceeds from luminary sales will go to “Homes for the Brave,” Veterans in need and other Veterans’ programs.

For more information about luminary sales or Veterans Day events, please call (860) 354-7995 or (860) 355-0552

DAR Veterans Day Breakfast

The Roger Sherman Chapter NSDAR cordially invites all Veterans in the New Milford area to attend the annual Veterans Day Breakfast Monday November 11, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., located at the Maxx, 94 Railroad Street, New Milford, CT.

The Roger Sherman Chapter will honor two female veterans touched by war by wrapping quilts around their shoulders. Chapter members volunteered to make the Quilts of Valor. The quilts are lifetime awards, stitched with love, prayers and healing thoughts.

At 10:30 the group will be leave for the Veteran’s Day Ceremony at the south end of the town Green.

Following the Veteran’s Day Ceremony, the Roger Sherman Chapter NSDAR will dedicate a tree and plaque in honor all Vietnam Veterans.  The ceremony will take place in the middle of the Green near the Admiral Harry S. Knapp’s Monument with the Bell of the U.S.S. Pittsburgh.