Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Veterans Day

Thank a Soldier
Next Wednesday, November 11, is Veterans Day. November 11 is much more than a day off from school or work. Originally known as Armistice Day, November 11 was at first a marker date in history, in recognition of the end of World War I fighting at 11 a.m., November 11, 1918. Click here to read more about the origins and history of Veterans Day.

Locally, our VFW Post 5095 will hold its annual Veteran's Day Ceremony on Sunday, November 8, at 11 a.m., at the Post home on 20 North Maple Street. Paul Rioux, current Post Commander, who served in the Army during the U.S. invasion of Grenada, will be the main speaker. The East Hampton 3rd CT Regiment of Fifes and Drum Corps are also slated to perform a medley of patriotic songs.

Please make a concerted effort to honor our local veterans, neighbors and friends, by attending the ceremony. Later in the day, the CT Veterans Day Parade will start up in Hartford.

In the mean time, please take a moment to view a very good video about expressing your gratitude to our soldiers. If you'd like to help our active service men and women now serving around the world, visit the web site at video's end or more directly, visit Operation Gratitude.