Whoopee FM salutes all veterans that have served our country. Tomorrow is Veterans Day and some scaled down events are planned in Pittsfield and North Adams and other local cities and towns honoring those that have served.

It was first known as Armistice Day to mark the end of World War I at the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. In recognition of the efforts of World War II veterans, President Eisenhower in 1954 signed legislation creating Veterans Day with the goal of honoring all American veterans.

Today we honor the birth of Marine Corps that began service 245 years ago today on November 10th 1775.

A Marine stands in his dress blue uniform

Veterans Day Events Scheduled Tomorrow:

Pittsfield - Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park on South Street beginning at 10am.
The events include…
Posting of Colors
National Anthem performed by Anthony Pastore
Invocation by Rabbi David Weiner of Knesset Israel Congregation
Acknowledgements by John Herrera the Director, Veterans’ Service
Reading of Proclamation by Mayor Linda Tyer
Letter of Appreciation for Mr. Henry Morris
Introduction of the Veteran of the Year…WW II Veteran Anthony Pastore
Acknowledgement of Local WW II Veteran Eugene Komlosi
Benediction by Reverend Shelia Sholes-Ross of the First Baptist Church of Pittsfield
The Retiring of Colors
Closing Remarks by John Herrera the Director, Veterans’ Service

North Adams - the Veterans Day Parade will start at the American Legion at 10:40am and proceed to the Veterans Memorial for a service at 11 a.m. Participants are asked to be at the Legion by 10 a.m. The keynote speaker will be James Brehio, National Executive committeeman, Massachusetts American Legion.

Closed on Veterans Day:
Some federal and local offices
Some public schools
BRTA buses routes are not running, offices closed
Public libraries

Open on Veterans Day:
Most retail outlets, groceries
Restaurants and bars, by choice
Convenience stores
Veterans Day Parades, Ceremonies and Other Celebrations

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