Vet­er­ans Day cer­e­monies across the area

Past Post Com­man­der Es­sex-Holly Neck Memo­rial VFW Post 2621

The Avenue News - - TOWN CRIER - By PAUL M. BLITZ

There is a mis­con­cep­tion about Memo­rial Day and Vet­er­ans Day. It is im­por­tant to re­mem­ber that Memo­rial Day is about hon­or­ing de­ceased vet­er­ans.

Vet­er­ans Day is about hon­or­ing liv­ing vet­er­ans. This is why var­i­ous res­tau­rants give free or dis­counted meals to Vet­er­ans on or around Vet­er­ans Day. There should not be any wreath lay­ing cer­e­monies on Vet­er­ans Day. The mis­con­cep­tion is be­cause the Tomb of the Un­known Sol­dier from World War I at Ar­ling­ton Na­tional Ceme­tery in Ar­ling­ton, Vir­ginia was ded­i­cated on Nov. 11, 1921.

Vet­er­ans Day was Orig­i­nally called Ar­mistice Day. At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the hos­til­i­ties ended dur­ing World War I. The name was changed from Ar­mistice Day to Vet­er­ans Day in 1954.

Dun­dalk

Nov. 11, 11 a.m. Vet­er­ans Park, Ship­ping Place, Dun­dalk. 12 p.m. Dun­dalk Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 38, 3300 Dun­dalk Av­enue, Dun­dalk. 1 p.m. Dun­dalk Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 38 Honor Guard, Dun­dalk Texas Road­house, 1736 Mer­ritt Boule­vard, Dun­dalk (in­doors).

Nov. 13, 8:30 a.m. Nor­wood Ele­men­tary School Vet­er­ans Day Pa­rade,1700 Del­vale Av­enue, Dun­dalk. Meet in li­brary for in­struc­tions.

Es­sex

Nov. 11, 8:30 a.m. Saint Clare Ro­man Catholic Church, 714 Myrth Av­enue, Es­sex. Vet­er­ans Mass.

Nov. 11, 11 a.m. Es­sex Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 148, 20 South Mar­lyn Av­enue, Es­sex. Guest Speaker.

Nov. 12, 9:3 0a.m. Es­sexHolly Neck Memo­rial VFW Post 2621, East­ern Tech High School, 1100 Mace Av­enue, Es­sex. An­nual visit to Mil­i­tary His­tory Class to dis­cuss Wartime Ex­pe­ri­ences.

Nov. 12, 5 p.m. Es­sex-Holly Neck Memo­rial VFW Post 2621, 206 River­side Road, Es­sex. Guest Speaker.

TBA Catholic War Vet­er­ans Visit to Our Lady of Mount Carmel High School, 1704 Old East­ern Av­enue, Es­sex.

Mid­dle River

Nov. 11, 11 a.m. Gun­pow­der VFW Post 10067, 6309 Ebenezer Road, Mid­dle River.

Nov. 11, 11a.m. Holly Hill Memo­rial Gar­dens 10201 Bird River Road, Mid­dle River. Prayer Ser­vice at the Lamky, Luther, White­head Vet­er­ans Memo­rial.

Rosedale

Nov. 10, 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Vet­er­ans Re­union Ben­e­fit, Rosedale Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 180, 1331 Sel­ing Av­enue. Rosedale.

Nov. 11, 11 a.m. Vet­er­ans Day Cer­e­mony (ten­ta­tive) Rosedale Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 180, 1331 Sel­ing Av­enue. Rosedale.

Rossville

Nov. 11, 11 a.m. Charles Ever­ing VFW Post 6506, 8777 Philadel­phia Road, Rossville (Big Hall).

COUR­TESY PHOTO

The Dun­dalk NJROTC Color Guard pre­sented the col­ors at Nor­wood Ele­men­tary School for Vet­er­ans Day in 2017.

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