Veteran’s Day Events You Should Go To

KA_Dennis_Johnny Kelly Park Flags for Vets Veterans Day1511713Honoring and thanking our brave veterans is something we should do every day. With Veteran’s Day coming up, here are some special ways to show your appreciation for those who have sacrificed and served our great country.

Brewster Place Veteran’s Day Luncheon

Wingate Residences at Brewster Place will host a luncheon in honor of Veteran’s Day on Friday, Nov. 11 at noon. Join us as we salute and celebrate our Cape Cod veterans with a delicious meal and live musical performance by Mark Borgman on the keyboard. This luncheon is complimentary for veterans and a guest. For more information or to RSVP, please call 508-896-3252 or contact Maura Capriccio at mcapriccio@wingatersc.com. Wingate Residences at Brewster Place is located at 855 Harwich Road.

Fourth Annual Field of Honor

Field of Honor Event is free of charge and open to the public daily from Nov 11-14 at Johnny Kelley Park, at the corner of Old Bass River Road and Bob Crowell Road, in Dennis. This sea of red, white and blue American Flags waving in the breeze is a tribute of honor, celebration, civic pride and education of our military, veterans, first responders, police, fire, whoever your hero and for whatever reason you honor them. Through this program, communities come together, awareness is generated and funds are raised in support of worthy causes; but most importantly, individual hearts are healed. Sponsor a flag for your hero. Visit www.healingfield.org/dennis2016. Fill out an application to sponsor a flag in the field in memory of someone you want to honor. Call 774-352-1133 to have a brochure mailed to you or order online at www.healingfield.org/dennis2016.

Barnstable Veterans Day Parade

The Annual Barnstable Veterans Day Parade takes place Friday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m., beginning at the Village Green in Hyannis. The parade leaves from the Hyannis Green, proceed down South Street to Old Colony Boulevard then up to Main Street, and back to the Village Green. Immediately following the parade, a special Veterans Day program will take place at the bandstand on the Village Green. The program includes musical performances by the Barnstable High School Band and the laying of wreaths to honor veterans of World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf. We would like to see a big turnout recognizing our veterans. The parade will form at the Village Green at 9:30 a.m. and kick-off sharply at 10 a.m. In keeping with hometown parades across the country, Barnstable’s parade includes veteran’s groups, school bands, politicians, marching Boy and Girl Scouts, honor guards, musket salutes, and much more.

Falmouth Veterans Day Ceremony

Join us in honoring all the brave men and women who have served our country. Participants include keynote speaker Frank K. Duffy Jr. (Army SP5, Personnel Specialist), local dignitaries, the Southeastern New England Coast Guard Color Guard, Falmouth Fire Rescue Dept. Color Guard, Falmouth Police Dept. Honor Guard, Falmouth Scouting Color Guard, Brian Boru Pipe Band, Falmouth Community Chorus, Falmouth High School Chorus, and more. Refreshments and light fare will follow at the Falmouth Elks Lodge, 140 Palmer Ave.

Chatham Veterans Day Parade

This year the Town of Chatham Veterans Day Ceremony will take place at the Chatham Community Center instead of at the Rotary. The ceremony will be held on Friday, Nov. 11, and will begin promptly at 11 a.m. – the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Participants will include members of the Chatham VFW and American Legion, the Ladies Auxiliary to the Chatham VFW, the Chatham Coast Guard, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and boys and girls from our Scout organizations. Jacqueline Pollack will sing the National Anthem, Emily VanRyswood will play Taps and Sarah Marchio will perform Amazing Grace on bagpipe. Please arrive early. Allow time for parking and seating. A blood drive to honor all veterans will follow the Elks reception, from noon to 6 p.m. at the John Wesley United Methodist Church, 270 Gifford St. To make an appointment, call 508-862-5663 or visit www.capecodhealth.org/giveblood.

“From the Words of Warriors” Art Display

Veterans Day will be marked at Barnstable Airport with a unique display of interpretive art by middle school students from Barnstable, Bourne and Provincetown. “From the Words of Warriors II” includes 30 works of art – watercolors, pen and ink, sculpture and acrylic – that will be on display in the airport between Nov.9 and Nov. 18, with a closing reception for veterans and students being held November 15 at 5 p.m. in the terminal. The artwork represents student’s interpretations of veterans’ service during wartime and peacetime, based on in-person interviews the students conducted during the visit of the Collings Foundation exhibit ‘Wings of Freedom’ at the airport in September. Students worked under the direction of the following art teachers Ho Yin Yuen at Barnstable Intermediate School, Dineen D’Avena at Bourne Middle School, and Michael Gillane at the Provincetown Public School.

Salute to Veterans Music Event

Cape Cod Veterans, Inc.’s annual Salute to Veterans Weekend Music Event will be at The Cape Cod Irish Village, Route 28 Yarmouth, on Nov. 13 from 2 to 6 p.m. Enjoy a great line-up of local musicians, food and fun. There is no charge; donations only. Cape Cod Veterans wishes to thank their supporters for another great year of generosity. Come join CCVI, its friends, supporters and veterans for a day of honoring veterans.

By Ann Luongo



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