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Remember The Veterans On Veterans Day

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Nov 102019
 

This little fellow will be celebrating with his daddy, a Top Gun pilot.

Veterans Day is a day to honor our Veterans.

Veterans Day originated as Armistice Day and marked the end of hostilities of World War I that occurred at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month.

The day is always recognized on November 11th, regardless of the day of the week the 11th falls on.

Although it seems that for some, Veterans Day means special savings at car dealerships and local merchants, the best way to celebrate is by taking some time out of your day to honor the veterans from past conflicts and the men and women who are presently serving our country.

In Orange, the Veterans Day ceremony will take place on Monday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Walk in front of High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road. Bring your children, so they can understand the importance of the day. The weather is predicted to be warmer than the last couple of days (55 degrees).

Traditionally, the ceremony is brief, and no matter what the weather, it’s a wonderful way to recognize the significance of the day and an opportunity to thank the veterans in attendance and honor those who can’t be there.

I’ll be honoring my Father, Richard Haas, who served in the Air Force during the Korean War; my Uncle, Marine Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Nalewaik who served in Vietnam; and my nephew, Major David Haas, a Top Gun Pilot who’s proudly served in the Marine Corps for 19 years so far. He’s is currently a flight instructor, classified as a Naval Aviator. I’m so proud of all of them. 

Come Out To Honor The Veterans Today

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Nov 112015
 

IMG_6849The Town of Orange will host a program honoring Veterans at 11 a.m. on November 11, 2015 at the Orange War Remembrance Memorial at High Plains Community Center.  

If the rain continues and you don’t see anyone outside, please head inside the Community Center for the ceremony. 

The town welcomes the public and any veterans that wish to attend.  Applications are still available to purchase commemorative bricks for the Remembrance Memorial at High Plains.  Bricks are $100 each and can be purchased by veterans themselves or by families in memory of beloved veterans, either living or deceased. 

For further information, contact Mary Shaw at 203-891-4737 or mshaw@orange-ct.gov.

Schools are open on this day, so the hope is that as many residents as possible attend to show their support and appreciation for those men and women who served our country and secured the freedoms we enjoy.

The weather is expected to be cool (in the high 50s) with a slight chance of showers, so dress appropriately.

Originally Published on: Nov 5, 2015 @ 12:24

Everyone Encouraged to Attend Town of Orange Veteran’s Day Ceremony

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Oct 142014
 

Soldiers celebrate the signing of the armistice in 1918.

Soldiers celebrate the signing of the armistice in 1918.

The Town of Orange will host a program honoring Veterans on Nov. 11, 2014 at High Plains Community Center at 11:00 a.m.

We welcome all the public and any veterans that wish to attend.

For further information, please contact Mary Shaw at 203-891-4737 or mshaw@orange-ct.gov.

Why 11•11 at 11 a.m.

World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France.

However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”