Here are some events that will be held in our area to mark Veterans Day.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County- A Veterans Day ceremony will be held at King's College at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the monument near the entrance to the Administration Building on North River Street. The program features remarks from Cadet Major Margaret Troxell, detachment commander, King's College Army ROTC.
Following her graduation in May 2013, Troxell's active duty assignment will be military intelligence.
The event program also includes an invocation by King's President Rev. Jack Ryan, C.S.C., participating administrators who have served in the armed services, raising of the American Flag, and the King's choir, Cantores Christi Regis, will sing the National Anthem
Scranton Lackawanna County- "A Salute to Veterans" will be held at the Gino Merli Veterans Center in Scranton on November 9, 2012.
"A Salute to Veterans" program 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. in front of the Gino Merli Veterans Center located at 401 Penn Avenue in downtown Scranton. The program will be followed by the "Back to the World Veterans Service Fair" beginning at 10:00 a.m. and concluding at 3:00 p.m. The services fair will include presentations on career opportunities, medical and social services and more.
The presenting sponsors of the event are: Gino Merli Veterans Center, Senator John Blake, Senator Lisa Baker, PA Adjutant General's Office, Harrisburg, Army Community Service of Tobyhanna Army Depot, Catholic Social Services, PA CareerLink Lackawanna County and Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation.
Swiftwater, Monroe County- Pocono Mountain School District students will honor our nation's veterans on Friday, November 9, with patriotic assemblies and programs at each school.
Barrett Elementary Center: At 8:40 a.m., students will assemble at the flagpole outside of the school for the Pledge of Allegiance, the playing of Taps, and to sing patriot songs.
From 9:50 a.m. to 11 a.m. students in Grades 4, 5 and 6 will participate in a Skype presentation with 1st Lt. David Langdon in Afghanistan. The students will also tour a static display of military vehicles from Tobyhanna Army Depot. In their classrooms, students will make holiday cards to send to military members deployed overseas.
Pocono Elementary Center: : At 9:45 a.m. there will be an assembly for sixth grade students with Sergeant Major Juan Rocha from the Tobyhanna Army Depot. The Grade 6 chorus and band will perform patriot songs.
PM East Junior High School: At 10 a.m. there will be a school-wide assemble for PM East Junior High School students in the PM East High School auditorium. Numerous veterans and their families plan to attend this assembly. Students invited veterans who are family members to participate in the assembly.
Milford, Susquehanna County- The Delaware Valley Elementary School DVES Kid Connection Club and DVE-News-TV Reporters will be hosting a special Veterans Day Event Friday, November 9th at the School
This event will take place beginning at 9:15 a.m. in the school gym.
Students will be interviewing veterans who are connected with the students and staff, either as a parent, grandparent, friend, or neighbor. The student body will then present a patriotic song for the guests. Following a brief assembly invited guests will enjoy refreshments.
In addition, students have been collecting items to send to soldiers over the past month. This collection for soldiers will be presented to two groups (Milford American Legion and Hemlock Farms Marine Corp group (for Pennsylvania State Association of Retirees) who will be on hand to accept these items to send overseas to American soldiers.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Stroudsburg, Monroe County-For the first time in more than a decade - a Veterans Day parade will be held in Monroe County this year.
The Monroe county veterans association is organizing the event.
It'll honor veterans, as well as the 60th anniversary of the Korean War and the 237-birthday of the Marine Corps.
The parade steps off at 1:00 Saturday (Nov.10) afternoon.
It starts at Stroudsburg High School and marches through Stroudsburg to Danbury Park in East Stroudsburg.
At 2:30 there will be a veteran's day ceremony and picnic at the park.
Scranton, Lackawanna County-The nonprofit Disabled American Veterans (D-A-V) and the Harley-Davidson Foundation invite Veterans to The DAV Mobile Service Office will be at the Electric City Harley-Davidson, (Look for DAV's Portable Service Canopy), 1534 Route 6 Scranton/Carbondaley Highway, Scranton, Pennsylvania, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2012. The DAV Mobile Service Office staff will be there to personally provide the best counseling and claim filing assistance available. This event is part of the nationwide Harley's Heroes tour and is free to all veterans and members of their families.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
The Annual Veterans Day Parade in Wilkes-Barre will be held on Sunday, November 11. The parade will begin on Rutter Avenue and Market Street in Kingston. The parade route will go around Public Square in Wilkes-Barre and ends at North Main Street in Wilkes-Barre. The parade begins at 2 pm
The Carbon County Veterans Day Parade and Veterans Memorial Dedication will be held November 11, 2012 in Palmerton. The parade is a 50 year tradition in the county, it hosted by a different community each year.
The Parade in Palmerton will also will also mark the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of Palmerton as a Borough. The community will also be dedicating a Veterans Memorial to the Borough of Palmerton. This Memorial will honor all the service men and women that served this country from the Palmerton area over the last 237 years. The Memorial consists of 24 five foot granite stones listing the names of over 4000 service men and women. The six walkways are made of paver bricks honoring service men and women, businesses and individuals.
The dedication will be at 12:00 noon and the parade will start at 2 PM. Grand marshals will be from each of the veteran's organizations in the county.
Dallas High School- Students and Veterans will take part in a special program
The Veterans will be presenting a flag flown overseas to the student body.
The event begins at 1 pm on Sunday, November 11
On Sunday, November 11th at 2 P.M. there will be a dedication at Taylor Memorial Cemetery. Through their senior project at Riverside High School, David Torrisi and Johnny Segilia have created a memorial garden to the unknown buried there. The garden is located in the back of the cemetery on the Pond Street side. It includes a tree, perennial flowers, a monument donated by Sultzer Monuments of Chinchilla. The garden includes fragments of old tombstones which are non-readable; a true representation of the memorial. The ceremony will be brief and shall include members of the Taylor American legion Post 306 and members of the administration from Riverside.
On Monday, November 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., in the Fireplace Lounge, Nazareth Hall, The Office of Military and Veteran Services at Marywood University will host a Veteran's Day Roll Call, honoring the service members who have fallen during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn. This event is free and open to the public.
A list of 6600 names of fallen men and women service members will be read aloud throughout the day and the university will participate in a nationwide "moment of silence" at 2 p.m.
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