Veterans’ Day observances start at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 by gate at Cambridge Cemetery
Veterans Day Observances will take place at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at the Veterans’ World War I Monument next to the main gate of Cambridge Cemetery, 76 Coolidge Ave., said organizers at the Cambridge Veterans’ Organization and the city’s Department of Veterans’ Services.
The observances are to include veteran, police and fire department color guards mustering at the monument; Mayor Henrietta Davis giving the city’s remembrance; and city councillor and state Rep. Tim Toomey reading the City Council’s Veterans’ Day Resolution. A CRLS drama student will read the Governor’s Proclamation, and a music student will sing the National Anthem and lead the audience in the singing of “God Bless America.”
CVO president Philip Anderson will serve as master of ceremonies and Lt. Commander Adam Lareau, of the U.S. Navy, will deliver the keynote address.
In honor of all Cambridge veterans, Steve Vesce, director of the city’s Veterans’ Services Department, will place a memorial wreath at the Veterans’ World War I monument.
Bagpiper Edward O’Callaghan will play “Amazing Grace,” followed by the CVO Firing Detail’s rifle salute and bugler Robinson Pyle performing “Taps.”
After the observance a collation will be held at the American Legion Marsh Post 442, at 1 Gerry’s Landing. The public is invited.
For information, call Cambridge Veterans’ Services (617) 349-4761 or send e-mail to [email protected].