Monday, November 12, 2012
Local Girl Scouts prepare to retire flags during Concord's annual Veterans Day Flag Retirement Ceremony held Sunday, Nov. 11 at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.
In the photo above, Sarah Bagasra, Isabella Lopresti and Julia Clarke of Concord Troop 72678 are preparing to retire flags during the annual flag retirement ceremony. If you have photos from the ceremony, or of the veterans in your life, add them to the gallery above.
Here's what's open and closed for today's holiday.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Today we observe Veterans Day, a national holiday established in 1926 to honor men and women who have served in the military. Here's a quick look at what's open and closed today in Concord. If you know of more businesses that are open or closed, help out your fellow neighbors by leaving the info in the comments.
A quick look at five things to see, do and know today in Concord.
1. Observing Veterans Day: Veterans Day was really yesterday, but there are closings and observances today. So here's a little about the holiday, originally known as 'Armistice Day' on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of WWI. According to the U.S. Census website: "Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to honor those who served in all American wars." 2. Holiday Closings: Because of the holiday, the Concord Public Schools, town offices and Concord Free Public Library are all closed. Many banks are also closed, but some local branches may be open…
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Local businesses salute our service men and women with special deals year-round ,as well as on Veterans Day.
A number of local businesses are saluting veterans, military service men and women, and their families this Veterans Day by offering local discounts, specials and promotions. Here's a guide to specials in the area; some of these came from the website themilitarywallet.com. We will do our best to keep this page updated as we find new info, and you can add deals you know about to the comments section below. You can also check with themilitarywallet.com for their latest deals. Two important notes: Free food: Store discounts: Free activities:
Friday, November 9, 2012
Upload images your loved ones in uniform to our online heroes gallery.
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Friday, November 9, 2012
Veterans Day is this Sunday, Nov. 11. To honor local veterans, we invite you to share photos of Concord servicemen and women so the whole town can honor those who serve our nation. Just click the green "Submit Your Photos" button above the photos or at the bottom of this article to add yours, along with a caption. Also, leave shoutouts to veterans you know in the comments below.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
A roundup of some of this weekend's activities around the Concord area.
t’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this weekend. Lexington Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities you'll want to take part in this weekend in Concord and beyond. 1. Fall Fair – First Church Bedford Where/When: First Church of Christ Congregational, 25 Great Rd, Bedford; 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 Why Go: This year’s Fall Fair will feature Christmas and holiday decorations in the Yuletide Treasures Room, as well as handcrafted items, baked goods, used books and toys and white elephants. Fairgoers can also enjoy a light dinner and desserts on Friday evening, and dessert & coffee Saturday. …
The lobby at 51 Walden shows off their patriotic spirit with WWII memorabilia; we give thanks to our electric company; and Emerson Umbrella has a show opening this weekend.
Here we are, it’s Thursday, and we’re just days away from the big Veterans Day weekend. Got any plans? Even if it’s not a major holiday for you, you really should check out the display in the lobby of 51 Walden. It will not only get you in the spirit, but you’ll learn a whole lot. Jill Henderson and Carole Wayland have pulled together an impressive collection of World War II memorabilia, to coincide with the run of Mister Roberts, the current Concord Players show which of course takes place during that timeframe. They have lots of really cool stuff that will leave you breathless. There’s a vintage Red Cross uniform; propaganda posters like the Uncle Sam one that says “I Want YOU for U.S. Army,” and the one that admonishes you not to tell…
Monday, November 14, 2011
Highlights of Friday's Veterans Day exercises in Concord.
On Friday, the town of Concord celebrated service men and women with a Veterans Day ceremony in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, hosted by the Concord Public Ceremonies and Celebrations Committee. The Veterans Day ceremony included a flag raising, selections from the Middlesex County 4-H Fife and Drum Corps, and the Pledge of Allegiance led by Girl Scout Caitlyn Lewis and Cub Scout Ben Clark. Friday's exercises also featured buglers Nathaniel Bryant-Ridpath and Molly Callahan, vocalist Alexandra Granato, and a State House proclamation delivered by State Rep. Cory Atkins, D-Concord. The Concord Independent Battery fired a number of reports from its historic cannons in honor of Veterans Day and the Concord Fire Department assisted with the annual …
Friday, November 11, 2011
Concord Fire Department conducts the annual retirement of American flags.
As part of this morning's events in recognition of Veterans Day, the Concord Public Ceremonies and Celebrations Committee, with the help of the Concord Fire Department, conducted the town's annual American flag retirement ceremony. Local veterans along side Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cubs and Brownies, assisted with the ceremony that took place over three ceremonial fires in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Chairman of the Board of Selectmen Elise Woodward said, "Annually on Veterans Day, the citizens of Concord gather to respectfully retire American flags that are worn and tattered. Theses flags have served the nation well, but are worn to a condition where they are no longer fitting emblems of America — a nation whose ideals are not worn and …
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At the 11th hour of the 11th day, of the 11th month in 1918, major hostilities of WWI drew to a close. As President Woodrow Wilson commemorated the first Armistice Day in 1919 — changed to Veterans Day by Congress in 1954 — he summed up the atmosphere of the emotional day, saying: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations." While Veterans Day is but one day of the year, the sacrifices made by men and women of the armed forces …