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Veterans Day Ceremonies Scheduled Today in Peekskill, Cortlandt

The first ceremony begins 10 a.m. at Monument Park in Peekskill.

There are two Veterans Day ceremonies scheduled in the area today.

The first ceremony is scheduled to begin 10 a.m. at Monument Park, located on Highland and North Division streets in Peekskill. US Army Lt. Colonel Ricardo G. Singleton will be the guest speaker.

American Legion Post 274 Commander John Donohue will preside over the ceremony, local Boys and Girls scouts will lead the Pledge of Allegiance and Celia Grabowiecki of the  Peekskill police department will sing the National Anthem.

The Peekskill High School band will provide music.

At 12:30 p.m., Cortlandt will hold a ceremony at town hall, located on 1 Heady Street in Cortlandt Manor.  Lt. Col. Neil Gross of the Army Reserve will be the guest of honor.

The 89th Army Band, New York Guard with Brian Kanner, commander and conductor, will also be on hand.

Not as clever as I think November 12, 2012 at 02:18 PM
Hopefully this powerful poem we all learned in our youth will never be forgotten In Flanders Fields By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918) Canadian Army In Flanders Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.
hunter for life November 12, 2012 at 10:31 PM
God bless the men and women that have given up so much for our Freedom .....

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