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High School Students Will Honor Tri-Town Veterans of War on Monday

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Nov 092013
 

veterans-day-pfullAmity Regional High School in partnership with the American Legion Post 127 – Orange will celebrate Veterans Day with an all-day gallery walk for Amity students, and a reception for veterans.

Veterans affiliated with the American Legion Post 127 will be setting up a gallery of memorabilia and equipment in the Amity High School Library Media Center.

Throughout the school day, Amity students will visit the library to view the displays, interact with veterans, and learn about the service and sacrifice of Americans who served our nation.

From 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm, the Social Studies Department, Music Department, and Culinary Arts Department will host a reception for BOW veterans.

The reception will feature musical performances, refreshments, and take-home dinners for veterans.

All veterans in the BOW community are invited to this event. Please RSVP to Wendy Carrafiello at Wendy.Carrafiello@reg5.k12.ct.us.

A Jewish Soldier Remembers D-Day At Or Shalom Tonight (Nov. 8)

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Nov 082013
 

Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road, Orange

Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road, Orange

Bernie Horowitz, a member of Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road, is the guest speaker during Shabbat Services tonight, Nov. 8 at 7 pm.

Bernie will help honor our veterans as he discusses his service in World War II.
Veterans Day is Monday, Nov. 11.

 

Attention Veterans: Amity High School Plans Veterans Day Celebration

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Nov 012013
 

veterans_dayAttention Veterans: Amity Regional High School will be recognizing veterans during a celebration on Monday, Nov. 11 from 2:30-3:30 pm at Amity Regional High School.

Amity students will provide food and entertainment.

This event is being organized and co-sponsored by Amity Regional High School and the American Legion Post 127 in Orange.

If you are a veteran, and would like to attend this celebration, RSVP to Wendy Carrafiello at Wendy.Carrafiello@reg5.k12.ct.us.

 

Orange Could Win A Free Concert In Applebee’s “Thank You Movement”

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Oct 242013
 

Screen shot 2013-10-24 at 10.04.47 PMMulti-Platinum Recording Artist Gavin DeGraw to Perform in Most Thankful Neighborhood

As part of its ongoing effort to thank our nation’s veterans and active duty service members, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants across the country, including those in Connecticut are encouraging the community to visit www.thankyoumovement.com to say “thanks” to our military personnel for their service.

Screen shot 2013-10-24 at 10.16.11 PMFrom now until Veterans Day—Monday, November 11—the public can visit the Thank You Movement website to show their appreciation. The community that submits the most ‘Thank You’ messages will be declared the Most Thankful Neighborhood and will receive a free concert from multi-platinum recording artist Gavin DeGraw.

The winning neighborhood will be announced on Veterans Day, and the concert will be held on a future date. Guests can also submit ‘Thank You’ messages via  www.facebook.com/applebees@applebees on Twitter or on Instagram and YouTube by using #ThankYouMovement.

“I’m happy to be part of the Applebee’s Thank You Movement and extend my thanks to our service members for all they have done,” DeGraw said. “They are the definition of selflessness, dedication, devotion and sacrifice. Please join me in thanking our heroes by sending a ‘Thank You’ message.”

Since creating the Thank You Movement in 2011 to collect messages of appreciation for each of the 24 million current and former members of our Armed Forces, Applebee’s has received more than 4.5 million personal Thank You messages through the Thank You Movement website.

“We’re thrilled to have Gavin DeGraw serve in this year’s Thank You Movement,” said Stephanie Griffin, director of marketing and public relations, T.L. Cannon Companies. “We are excited to have our neighbors post their thanks and won’t be surprised to hear that Gavin is heading to Connecticut knowing how the community supports those who have served.”

In what has become an annual neighborhood tradition, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar will once again invite military servicemen and women to Applebee’s for a free meal on Veterans Day. Since Applebee’s first began thanking the military with a free meal, restaurants have served approximately 4 million veterans and active duty military members on their day of remembrance and respect.

On Veterans Day only, veterans and those on active duty with proof of United States military service can choose one free entrée from Applebee’s Veterans Day Menu:

  • ·                     7 oz. House Sirloin
  • ·                     Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger
  • ·                     Three-Cheese Chicken & Sundried Tomato Penne
  • ·                     Fiesta Lime Chicken®
  • ·                     Double Crunch Shrimp
  • ·                     Chicken Tenders Platter
  • ·                     Oriental Chicken Salad

Guests will need to provide proof of service, which includes: U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement, Veterans Organization Card, photograph in uniform or wearing uniform, DD214, Citation or Commendation.

Offer is valid for dine-in only. Traditional sides are included with free entrees; 2 for $20 appetizers, upgraded side items or extras, beverages, desserts and gratuity are not included. Applebee’s Thank You Meals will be offered during normal business hours on Monday, Nov. 11. Hours vary by location, so Guests should call their local Applebee’s restaurant in advance to inquire about specific location hours. Applebee’s encourages Guests to call their local Applebee’s or visit www.applebees.com for more information.

 

Well Attended Ceremony Rewarding For Orange Veterans

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Nov 122012
 

The laying of the wreath is a special part of the Veterans Day ceremony.

For many years, the Orange Special Events Committee organized the town’s concerts and ceremonies. But, with the demise of the committee this year, the guarantee of certain events that we’d grown accustomed to taking place was in question.

The summer concert series put together by the Orange Town News and the town of Orange were a pleasant surprise, yet not having 7 days advanced notice regarding the Veterans Day ceremony is one of the low points of no longer having the Special Events Committee.

This year, on very short notice Mary Shaw and Vicky Grande took great care in organizing this important event in which we honor our veterans.

Once again, those who attended Sunday’s Veterans Day ceremony, especially the Orange residents who’d served our country in battles dating back to WWII.

First Selectman Jim Zeoli read the names of the town’s veterans and asked each to wave or rise and be recognized by the crowd, which was rather large considering the short notice.

When the ceremony was over, the flags folded, and spectators walked back to their cars, a couple of veterans were heard commenting on how well attended it was. A fitting tribute to these brave men and women.

Veteran’s Day Ceremony Will Take Place Today

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Nov 112012
 

The town of Orange will host its Veteran’s Day Ceremony this Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 at 11 a.m. at High Plains Community Center.

Everyone is encouraged to attend this special town event that will honor our Veterans.

Veterans Day coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I.

At 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918 WWI ended with the German signing of the Armistice.

Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving.