SA to mark Veterans Day with ceremonies, concerts, parade

Sunday, 12 Nov, 2017

A Veterans Day ceremony will be at the riverfront plaza's Veterans Memorial Park at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11.

The celebration will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Tri-Town parade which includes Rockland, Whitman, and Abington kicks off tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. on Union St.in Rockland and will go through Rockland Center before ending at Rockland Plaza on Route 123. Following the ceremony, a luncheon for veterans is at East End United Methodist Church on the corner of East Main and Fairground Street.

The mayor along with U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko state Sen.

"This parade and ceremony is sought to honor all veterans, those killed in action, deceased, wounded, veterans" families". Here's a look at some events, freebies and the forecast for Veterans Day Weekend.

According to history.com, Veterans Day originated as Armistice Day on November 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and November 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938.

- The Veterans Museum of the Mid-Ohio Valley in Parkersburg will hold its annual Veterans Day open house from 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. The keynote speaker will be former Navy SEAL Rob Foley.

During the ceremony, Walter Eugene Lowrey has honored as the 2017 Distinguished Veteran and the parade's grand marshal. The parade begins at 11 a.m.in front of Fresno City Hall.