Salute and Flag Retirement Ceremony to Honor Veterans Tomorrow
Make sure to thank a veteran tomorrow... or any day. Here is what the town is doing to recognize Veterans Day.
Tomorrow, the 93rd anniversary of the Armistice signing that ended WWI, is Veterans Day.
In recognition of the sacrifices the men and women of the armed forces have made over the years, cities and towns all over the country are holding celebrations and ceremonies to thank and remember all those who have served the nation — and Concord is certainly no different.
Veterans Service Agent Dick Krug said the annual salute and flag retirement ceremony will begin at 8 a.m. tomorrow morning at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.
The procession of veterans will enter from the second gate and stop at the first intersection in the cemetery for a flag raising ceremony, Krug said. The contingent will then be joined by the Fire Department, Boy Scouts, and the Concord Independent Battery.
Sgt. Pete Robinson of the Concord Battery said he and the men of the ceremony unit will have their guns — which are only fired on special occasions like April 19, Patriots Day, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and to mark significant military and presidential deaths — ready to fire that morning.
Following the salute from the Concord Battery, there will be a flag retiring ceremony conducted by the Fire Department and Boy Scouts.
"It's a very sensitive, very touching ceremony," Krug said. "When the flags are all done, there's a bagpiper there."
Krug said the entire ceremony will last approximately one hour.
Being a federal holiday, remember that the Town House and other municipal offices will be closed tomorrow. More important to remember tomorrow, thank a veteran!