Veterans' Day ceremony set for Sunday

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Warren Town Council President Christopher Stanley will be the keynote speaker when several civic and veterans’ groups hold the town’s annual Veterans’ Day ceremony this coming Sunday, Nov. 11.

“As town council president, Chris Stanley has given brief, but inspiring words in bringing the ‘Greetings of the Town’ to Veterans’ Day and Memorial Day ceremonies,’’ said David McCarthy, commander of American Legion Post 104. “As guest speaker, Chris will get to expand on those words of dedication and sacrifice.”

State Sen. Walter S. Felag Jr. and state Rep. Jan Malik are also expected to give brief remarks.

Revived 12 years ago by the Warren Association of Vietnam Veterans, the Veterans’ Day commemoration now also includes Warren Unit #11 of the American Legion Auxiliary, American Legion Post 104 of Warren, the Kickemuit Grange, Boy Scout Troop 25 of Warren, and the Veterans’ Honor Roll Committee.

The Warren Association of Vietnam Veterans will also detail work it recently completed on the Town Common and work that it will begin in the spring on the town’s Civil War monument. The Vietnam veterans received the funding for the improvements through state grants obtained through the offices of Senator Felag and Representative Malik.

The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. on the Town Common, between Church and State Streets. A collation will be held immediately after the ceremony in the Warren Methodist Church on Church Street, across from the Common.

 

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