TOWNSEND — VFW Post No. 6538 and its Auxiliary, American Legion Post No. 199 and its Auxiliary, and DAV Chapter 122 plan to honor all veterans who currently serve in the military and all veterans of earlier generations, including those who paid the ultimate sacrifice to maintain our country’s freedom.
A Veterans Day Ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day, at the VFW Park Monument.
The public is cordially invited to show their appreciation of those who served and those who still serve by attending the ceremony.
“Parents are strongly encouraged to bring their children to the ceremony so they may learn the importance of Veterans Day and what sacrifices were made to make our country great,” said Betty Mae Tenney, Townsend VFW Auxiliary President.
Light refreshments will be served in the VFW Function Hall at 491 Main St., following the ceremony. A Flag Retirement Ceremony will be held outside the VFW Post Home at approximately noon.
“Those who have never seen the proper way to respectfully dispose of tattered, torn, or faded flags should find this ceremony to be very meaningful,” Tenney added.
Tenney believes that we would not have the freedom we have in this country without the millions of people who fought to protect that freedom by serving in our military.
“We would not be able to come and go as we please, to attend the church of our choice, to travel where we want to travel, to vote for our government officials, to be free to work and build and create and speak out, if our veterans had not answered the call and risked, and often given their lives, to protect that freedom,” said Tenney.